fraz (35) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Packaging and Serving - The beer has been poured from a 33 cl bottle into a shaker glass @ home
Appearance - The beer has as frothy, brown head. The liquid is impenetrable. The foam is very long persistent. Summing up, the appearance is very attractive.
Aroma - The smell of the beer is light and medium persistent. I can feel flavors from malts and hops. From the malts I recognize odours of roasted malts, coffee and licorice whilst from the hops I recognise odours of resins. Moreover I feel some smell of sea water. Altogether the aroma of this beer is quite light but very pleasant.
Taste - The first sip of the beer is quite intense and medium persistent. Firstly I can feel a little bitterness, than the flavour becomes little salty and tart and the final is bitter and resinous. The aftertaste is all from the roasted malts, so I feel some licorice, coffee and little dark chocolate. Overall, the sensation is delicate and refreshing.
Mouthfeel - The carbonation is soft and the body is medium to full. I feel a little astringency due to roasted malts. The alcohol is low then the warming sensation is little.
Overall impressions - Balance: it’s basically a bitter beer, balanced for the style. Aroma-flavor harmony: aroma and flavor are coherent. It’s refreshing and easy to drink
Food - Oysters.
jtclockwork (6220) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of brine, minerals, cocoa, chocolate and dry toast. Soft carbonation. Body on the lighter side of medium.
TheBeerGod (4906) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Birch. Black bodied with spotty bubbles on the surface. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate notes, light smokiness and burnt caramel. Faint briny notes as well. Taste is strong roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, light briny notes, soft earthiness. touch of coffee and faint bitter hops. Body is medium with a dense carbonation and is slightly chewy. Finishes with more roasted malt, chocolate, soft coffee, briny flavors and light earthiness.
BrockStrongo (1) - - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay, hasn't blown me away - perhaps not in the right mood for an oyster stout though
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and strong too. Thick and creamy but very nice and can get you very happy in mood.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Milk chocolate aroma and taste with a chalky finish and a nice soft creamy palate.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/VIII/13 - on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival 2013 (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2013-772) Thanks to Domien for sharing today’s beers!
Very dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lost of mocha, cocoa powder, caramel, bit spicy, little smoky, chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: sourish start, mocha, coffee, cocoa powder, bitter hops, some dried fruits. Aftertaste: coffee, cocoa powder, some banana, little hoppy, dry citric touch.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Roberta’s while waiting to be seated for Blanca. Pours deep dark brown with light oyster and chocolate nose. Tastes of roasted malt, light smoke, cocoa, light oyster brine, minerally. and maybe some root beer. Medium bodied and smooth.
domienS (27) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a beige head.
Smells roasted, caramel, star anise, chocolate.
tastes gently, gentle bitterness, roasted, hint of coffee.
Short light bitter aftertaste.
One of the best ones i drank from this brewery :)
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max’s. Deep brown with a thin beige head. Roast, soft cocoa, light smoke. Medium bodied, soft plum sweetness, tart and lightly oxidized. Chewy plum and roast. Cocoa, chocolate. Slight mineral notes. Smooth roast. Tasty.