TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely beautiful creamy foam at this stout as I have been looking forward to taste since Beer Here always has impressed me. Already by the aroma revealed sharp hops. Taste is cold mocha, licorice and bitter chocolate. But it’s the hops that are most salient in and dominate the taste in a very special way. Palate is dry and reminiscent of IPA. I put myself in that you either love or hate this way of brewing Black IPA’s, but in my case it is the very top.
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draugjt @Ølbaren. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak and hops. Peated as well. Aged for sure. Sweet with vanilla notes and some bitterness. Alcohol present. Very nice.
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-caramel, coffee, alcohol,
Appearance-brown, hazy, beige foam
Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Dark brown, pretty clear, with a huge, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Great lacings. Herbal and balsamic nose, slightly soapy hop notes, quite piney as well. Mild blackberries and milk/white chocolate in the background. Quite better in the mouth: lovely creamy and slick mouthfeel just like a stout, clean and persistent malt sweetness, moderate resiny and hoppy bitterness. Tiny hint of astringency in the aftertaste, but perfectly integrated. No trace of alchool at all. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Might be an old bottle as the nose is almost sub-par, but it’s still a great beer.
Saeglopur (1668) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Werckmeister at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Dark brown body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, orange, cocoa, coffee, chocolate.
Tastes of chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, grapefruit, orange, some pine.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes very smooth, a bit dry, with cocoa, coffee, citrus, some pine, slight liquorice.
Really tasty. An almost perfect BIPA, very smooth, greatly balanced and with lots of lovely hops. Close to the best BIPAs I’ve had so far.
Cuso (7632) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, kindly shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Brown color with medium beige head. Coffee, chocolate, light hops in aroma. Dark malt, chocolate, dried fruits, light piney hops in taste. Nice long coffee bitter finish with distinct hoppy bitterness.
Gurthnar (4843) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma solid biscuity malt, also lots of hops. This truly tastes like a true CDA. Resiny, piney, grassy. Not much in way of roasted malts. High bitterness, balancing caramel. Very good.
Werckmeister (2067) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting, bought at Sabbier Klagenfurt. black color, medium big off-white head. smell of pines, malty roast, grass, light sweetness, chocolate, coffee, light (coffee) liqueurish. quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roasty, some grass & pines, honey, liqueurish / lightly alcoholic, a bit citric, some dried fruits. roasty bitter / piney / dried fruity finish. very nice.
MisoW (3105) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dried plums, caramel.
heman (593) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana intensywna, ładnie zdobi szkło. Barwa brunatna, klarowna. Intensywny żywiczny, iglasty aromat, lekki karmel w tle. Dużo chmielu z niuansami od ciemnych słodów, lekki karmel. Wysoka ale przyjemna goryczka, piwo lekko rozgrzewa przełyk, choć alkohol niewyczuwalny.