fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-- Poured a dark brown and settled a lighter shade of black. Lots of ruby showing at the top of the beer. Nice, one finger, light brown head. Good head retention and lots of lacing through drinking. Settled at a collar through drinking.
S-- Semi sweet, dark baking chocolate. Real good nose. but very straight forward smell. Chocolate and roast. Not much else.
T-- Once again a lot of chocolate and roast. Bits of carmel and mocha but very straight forward taste.
M-- Slightly thin and watery. Chocolate and roast cover a lot of gaps in the beer. Very chocolate dry finish. Lots of coco powder I am assuming.
O-- Not bad even with the watery gaps. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable for what it was.
Borresteijn (5478) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewerkz, Singapore. Deep dark brown to black colour, light beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa nibs, hard roasted malts, light campfire smoke, hint of meat. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, chocolate, light smoke, some moccha/coffee, hard roasted bitter finish with some chocolate. Light to medium bodied. A quality offering imo.