nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a translucent, mahogany with some light lacing head. Nose is nice, piney, floral, cracker, bread crust. Flavor is malty, brown sugar, cracker, pine, lemon, soap. Astringent finish. Good example of the style.
BRW (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black colour with off-white head. Chocolate, grassy hops aroma. Roasted malts and chocolate taste, with grassy hops freshness. Bitter. Medium body.
jookos (1450) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. black. initially a very,nice grapefruity citrus, fresh currants and gooseberries, hoppy bouquet, which actually lasts for a while. turns piny though, and roasty. full bodied, smooth. roasted malts, licorice. dark berries, violets. with the lingering fruity citrus in the finish. drinkable and nice. a bit too clean almost.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable. Suprising too. This was far less heavy than I imagined. Starts with a strong floral/grassy aroma, then the flavour is mildly grapefruit with some hint of peachy fruit, then a strong bitter streak, followed by a rounded biscuit ending. Powerful. Enjoyable.
SperkeleForce (386) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 CL. Pours black with brown white head. Notes of citrus, roasty malts, slight coffee. Interesting beer.
RexTalionis (2079) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a bubbly tan head. Roasted, hoppy, light fruity, cats pee in aroma. Grassy bitter with roasted notes in taste. Bitter chocolate in finish.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is bursting of fresh hops, great aroma. Flavor has minimal malty roast with good citrus hops. Aftertaste is bitter and has some roast after the bitterness settles. Really clean flavors, simply good.
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. has a roasted malty hoppy weak licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate hoppy bitter weak peachy finish.
BoBoChamp (4986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, as Buxton Imperial Black, new English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly roasted/spicy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet expensive
maneliquor (2712) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pelt Trader. Pours a very murky dark brown with a medium creamy beige head that doesn’t even dissipate. Nose shows loads of piney hops and tropical fruits with heavy grapefruit. Some would say it’s over the top hoppy but I enjoy it. Some heavy liquorice in the taste with grassy hops and a very smokey bacon driven note. Some orange comes through. The smoked malts are a little overwhelming for my liking. Solid stuff