Wixie (142) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as night, average head. Aroma of stout. Medium body, little carbonation. Taste is light, stout.
beermaris (165) - LATVIA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong roasted malt aroma, also in taste the same in combination with sourness. Dark brown.
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with small beige head. Slight roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt bitterness, some metallic notes.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks tderoeck. Murky brown and ugly. Malt, cold coffee, mud and some roast in the nose, Roasty, malty, coffee and soft bitterness in the mouth. Medium-to-full body, roasty finish.
AshtonMcCobb (4076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. A couple of years past BBD.
Appearance - deep brown/black with a nice head.
Nose - treacle, a bit of a sour apple on the top.
Taste - treacle again, dry blackberry, toffee, dry smoky charcoal thing.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a tangy dry finish.
Overall - a very interesting beer.
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours deep brown, nose is sweet caramel, berry, light treacle, taste is fizzy, dry, malty.
allmyvinyl (6634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Ash?s. Aged by cagarvie! Pours opaque brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of apple, toffee. Taste is musty, apples, toffee. Charcoal, dry finish.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Cloudy brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, some roast, cardboard, dark fruits compote. Sweet flavor with cardboard, a bit of caramel, fruitiness, and a bitterish roasty finish. Medium-bodied. 2 months before BBD but already feels too old.
blackisle (1224) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Opaque dark brown, small loose frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, no lacing; aroma roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, dried dark fruits, licorice; taste light to medium bittersweet, roasted malts; medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation, aftertaste dry roasted bitter, chocolate, earthy undertones; difficult to categorize but I think stout would be the best, anayway a very nice dark beer.
hohops (548) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is very dark, almost black, with a big beige frothy head. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee, milk chocolate. Taste is cocoa, dark fruit undertones, milk chocolate, with a short finish. Pretty good.