andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at Slows BBQ in Detroit, MI while having some lunch with good friends. Very excited to see this on the menu. I didn’t take tasting notes, but remember this being a very unique and complex dark ale with rich vanilla, raisin, plum, chocolate, and coffee profile. Would definitely have this again if that was a possibility, very much enjoyable.
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - black pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, caramel, dark dried fruit, nutty, vanilla, some burnt malty notes, roasted finish.
Guruhso (374) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2016, Red session. Malty. Aroma of toasted, caramel, brown sugar and bittering hops. The flavours starts sweet but finish light bitter. Full and creamy.
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Belmont Station.
A: Cloudy brown body with a creme color head and legs.
N: Raisin, cocoa, smoke, black licorice, roast and coffee, burnt biscuit, and some vanilla.
T: Nicely sweet, a bit roasted, and light bitterness.
M: Medium body, some alcohol, and prickly carbonation.
O: Solid. Plenty of roast coffee flavors in here to balance the big maltiness.
neepsntatties (1746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station (thanks for grabbing a spot early, Doug!). Colour... very dark brown with almost no head. Nose...sweet, roasty, toasty and chocolatey with cocoa mass powder and vanilla. Palate...big and robust with Dutch cocoa and baking chocolate to start. The next wave is filled with dried dark fruits, especially Italian prunes, cassis and zante currants. The finish is dry and sweet.
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Belmont station. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. A big sweet cocoa cherry nose. The flavor is big sweet chocolate, dark cherries, caramel, pine, light roast. Awesome. More of an asa than a stout.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Slow’s BBQ in Detroit, apparently a rebrew of the original from 1998ish. Interesting dark aroma, notably cherry and raisin and oak. Rich malt sweetness and a touch of alcohol rising above the liquid. Hotter in the body than the nose but not quite boozy, and many of the same flavors reappear from the aroma. An interesting beer certainly; I wonder how the original would be holding up...
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5/14/16] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Red session. Brown. Caramel, nuts, dark fruits, a bit of alcohol. Sweet with a bitter finish.
olsvammel (5808) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at CBC 2016. Boozy smell with dark malts. Taste of dark malts, roasted. Dry with a light body. Rough mouthfeel. Nah, a bit rough around the edges.
mariuspoenari (1419) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Dried fruit, sherry, cherries, caramel, toffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter-sweet aftertaste, though mostly sweet.