jackl (5193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. The pourís deep brown with a tiny tan head that quickly disappears. The nose is of boozy wood, rum, hot raisin cake, hints of vinous berry and mild cocoa powder, cinnabon. The taste is very sweet raisin bran cereal, boozy wood. You definitely get accents of rum. Runny toffee. Mild chocolate. A bit thin on the long finish. This drinks to itís abv. Soft body. Overall, a decent porter, though not one Iíll rush back to.
kingstoni (1619) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown coffee color with no head. Aroma of raisin, syrup and caramel. Strong complex sweet aroma including raisin, caramel, nuts and butter. Warming finish from alcohol.
RexTalionis (2772) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml. Pours very dark brown in color with small beige head. Vanilla, rum, some sweetness as from dark fruits. Raisins, dark chocolate, some wood and again more vanilla in flavor as well. Perhaps also some sort of fudge in taste. Sweet and slightly bitter in aftertaste.
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken met de ZztV. Donkerbruin, bijna tot geen schuimkraag, koffie, mokka, beetje barrel aged.
erickok (3956) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bodied and no head at all. Light roasted, some raisin and brown sugar. Quite mellow but rounded off. Taste is more pronounced, concentrated fruits and sweet base. Medium long ending. (At ZZT V)
Benzai (9320) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle [from trade with Fonefan] @ ZZT V. Very dark brown color, great red glare coming through, small off-white to light brown colored head. Smell malts, roasted malts, coffee, lightly chocolate. Taste malts, roasty, a bit sweet, alcohol. Full body, medium to full carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4421) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ZZT V. Brown colour, no head. Smells wood, roasty, some coffee. Tastes sweet, slightly roasty, some dark chocolate. Full body, soft carbo.
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is rum, alcohol, dried fruits, sugar, chocolate, licorice. Flavour is rum , alcohol, dried fruits, sugar, chocolate, licorice. Full body. very nice beer.
Tide (1958) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Black color, brown head. Sweet taste with madeira, coffee, raisins, dried fruit and rum. Full-bodied. Sweet roasty finish. Excellent brew.
sneevel (71) - - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, red brown towards black. Almost no head. Slightly metallic with some coffee, dried fruit on the nose. Nicely balanced in the mouth, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, madeira, rum. Tasty. A very nice, complex brew.