yackery (144) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. No head with lacing that varries from full cover to thin and runny all over a dark red nearly opaque body. Nose is umami smoke, wood, and soap. Taste is salty and umami. Good, medium strong, carbonation. Body is medium full. Finish is pleasantly a continuation of the taste that fades like a good meal. Excellent.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enormous tan head resulting from the very intense, exagerated carbonation. As it settles down, the rocky formation creates all kinds of mountainous shapes and are a delight to the eyes. Despite the scarily overcarbonated looks, the aromas are all there, intensely perfumy and confident, throwing bold and focused chocolate screams completed by spicy, flowery, leathery, gently medicinal phenolic compounds. A delicious smoke veil envelops the palate. Despite the vigorous carbonation, the palate remains round and with an agreeable oily touch.Roasted grains do creep up in the second half, alluding to pumpernickel bread and rubbery phenols. Long-lasting chocolate and smoke finish, in dryness all throughout. Subtle alcohol touch, sweetening the ensemble. Either the bottles are very variable of my fellow colleagues are very tough on this beer. I found it marvellous and an enormous surprise: a dark brett beer from Germany? That would have been original and creative anywhere! Although it must be said that Bahnhof has been most interesting lately with its Brett experiments. I sure hope they keep it up.
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle. Very rustic labeling, I like it.
It pours a semi- dark brown with an uncontrollably huge head that looks spectacular. It recedes to walls upon walls of lacing.
The smell is unique. It has a ton of citrus an coriander, it almost smells like a wild witbier. There is also some cocoa and smoke.
It is fruity, malty, sour, and smoky. It is an intriguing combo. The orange and coriander come through in the taste along with some bitterness from the roasted malts and some dark fruits.
It is smooth and delicious, with enough pucker to keep it interesting.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-06-2011 07:08:02
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Churchkey. Dark cola/brown pour with a light tan, frothy head. Nose holds lactic cream and acid, touches of black cherry; light a classic baltic porter, but with that extra touch of sourness. The flavor brings more dark fruit, cabernet and vinous tones, and much more roast, particularly on the finish. Palate finishes dry, and the sour nestles itself in there beautifully. I really dig this, maybe even more than 3 Font Zwet.be.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Black grapes move into coniferous brett and dark chocolate, a cohesive, compelling flavor profile softened up by expansive carbonation and a dry finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Tons of foam settles atop the darkness.
-The nose and flavor profile are harmonious from beginning to finish.
-Some roasted angles add depth.
-Pumpernickel bread allusions are found at times.
skoisirius (1350) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Explodes upon pop of the cap. Was almost beginning to wonder if there was any beer in there! Dark brown pour after it settles. Smells of chocolate, slight coffee, and faint sour soy. Flavor gets big in multiple zones including coffee tart funk well hidden, roasty malt, toast, and velvet, if that makes any sense. Smooth as silk with supplying you with a kick as well. Funky finish in a good way. The absolute go field is happening all around you.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy brown color, off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, cocoa. Taste is slightly sour, orange peel, cherry. Nice stuff.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy cow did this thing gush like some sort of insane homebrew.
Pours a dark dark brown, almost black with an absolutely enormous head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is like if I had somehow rigged my washing machine to a tank of coffee, and instead of washing the clothes with water, I washed them with coffee, but then I forgot that I did the load for like six days and I opened the washing machine up, and realized that the clothes had been sitting there getting sorta funky for most of a week... thatís what the dominant aroma of the beer is like, in the most pleasant way possible. Add to that a little leather, some dark berries, and a little bit of horse barn.
The flavor is dry and fruity in a sort of blueberry and currant way. Itís bitter, and a bit tart. The flavor is a tad bit chalky but certainly as rich in itís malt character as the best Baltic Porters. Roasty and chocolaty, mild in itís alcohol character.
Exceeding all expectations by quite a large margin, I want more.... now.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle didnít gush quickly, but it was a long, slow gusher that kept foaming and foaming for ten minutes. But I managed to pour it off, and what I found was a very delicious beer, with warming chocolate notes and an undertone of sausage/smoke. Very dark brown color and obviously, a lot (a LOT) of head. Good beer. Bottle.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Gingerman what a nice weird surprise. Pours black with nose of chocolate and Brett. Tastes funky, of Brett, berries, dark chocolate, coffee, earth, and ginger. Loved it