Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of orange peel, toffee and licorice. Sweet citrus and licorice flavour with a touch of alcohol.
PhillyCraft (2771) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite beer of the few I tried from Buxton. Black pour with medium tan head. Aromas of resinous hops, light roast, and chalk, Taste is citrus fuely hops, pine resin, sweet malts, and some grain spice. Finished excellent with a full assortment of flavors left behind. Very long finish.
TET (1402) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a medium, creamy and beige head. Aroma is balanced, citrusfruits and liquirice. Taste is roasted, balanced, citrusfruits, coffee and grapefruity sourness, aftertaste is dry and even burned, herbs. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Strongly roasted, but balanced, citrusfruity beer.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Borefts 2012. Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma of fruity hops, dark roasted malts. Taste is initially heavy sweet, before hops take over, strong sticky mouthfeel, lingering bitter liquorice, very good.
Nocturne (605) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Borefts 2012. Black, obviously, with yellowish head. Lovely hoppy aroma playing off the dark malt in exactly the way I hoped. Roasty chocolate notes beneath dates and figs, with citrus and black grape stacked on top. Not overly thick but does taste quite chewy. Long, long finish. Much better than Black Rocks and I can see why it’s rated so highly.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 0.5 L bottle shared @Papsoe’s. Pours dark brown to black. Blond lacing head. Tropical fruity and mild resiny hops to the nose. Restrained "black" aromas, some gently rounded roastiness only. Taste is hop forward. Fruity hop flavor featuring grapefruit, apricot, peaches and pinapple. Distinct bitterness. Dry cocoa tones from the malt. Quite light in the mouth. Lasting fruity-bitter ending.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Black - offwhite head. Roasted, light burned, dry burned, ok hoppy, dry bitterness, high malty, zesty, citrus, nice malty.
77ships (3278) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Borefts 2012. Black with only some bubbles for a head. Very lovely hopiness, citrus, tropical fruits, white grapes, pine. Taste is similar, tropical fruits, citrus zest, white grapes, tad kiwi, pulp, reasonably bitter with some mocha and dark malts, fine roast and choc in the back. Cask bodied, little carb and served warmer than usual which I mind less. It a UK thang.
Idiosynkrasie (3114) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 4th Borefts. Black colour with small tan head, leaving a thin layer. Full dose intense hoppy aroma, grassy. Taste is grassy hoppy, decent dark malty undertones; really bitter finish.
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, a to small head. Good citrus hoppy, some caramel, roasted coffee. To warm served, and that ruins it a bit, i think, but still, a very nice brew, small surprise for me.