tomer (1367) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, many thanks cuso, creamy deep ceige head, quite deep brown colour, aroma of milk chocolate, hay, sour cherries and dark bread, flavour of charred wood, dark fruit and dark bread, dry and quite sour but not to much, noticable lactic presence. Not easy to sip but still quite pleasant and interesting.
DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks tomer. Black with a tan head. Aroma of lots of milk chocolate, some roastiness, sourish cherries and berries and a bit of yeast. Dry-ish flavor, slightly sourish, with light sweetness, roastiness, chocolate, some dark fruits and a drier, bitter, slightly ashy finish. Medium-bodied.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 330ml @PBFVIII
Dark opaque black/brown color, small brownish head. Sticky medicinal and milky aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish milky, dark malty and slightly ashy flavor. Weirdo milk stout.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest)
Black with dark tan head. Pretty much opaque.
Aroma is mostly dark roast, not recognisably coffee or chocolate specifically.
Beans in the aroma as it warms, and the aroma gets a touch sweeter but
only a touch.
Slightly sweet in the mouth but not cloying. A little earthy and some
dark fruits. Plummish retronasals?
Velvety. Pleasant level of carbonation. Palate 3+.
The finish is a tad burnt and veers toward coffee. There’s a little liquorice
in there too.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.
Hirsty (23) - Perth, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark bottle conditioned beer. Tan, rocky head. Very bitter. Leather, liquorice, smokey. Light mouthfeel. Long bitter, smoked finish.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Black colour, not too much head. Aroma is mild wood, leather and some earthy notes. Flavour is quite earthy,, mild yeasty and some leathery and mmild toasted notes. Good balance, but umm.... some things are just not well enough for a 6.5 % beer.
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a black colour with a small white head. Aroma of salty licorice, bread and some grass. Flavour of roasted malts, grass, salty licorice and biscuit and cream. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Dry malty finish with cream-like notes. Decent.
laiti (4557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF VIII
Aroma is sweet with buttery notes and honey – feels like those east European beers. Flavour has butter, honey notes and hints of hay. Floury feeling here.
tiong (2792) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small head. Aroma of grainy malts, some roastiness, hints of cocoa. Taste is grainy, malty and musty with notes of yeast and ash. Finish is dry, grainy and musty with some ashy notes. Unbalanced, a bit stuffy.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel, vanilla, smoky notes and some faint bourbon. Flavor of roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet and sticky.