77ships (3019) - 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 (2735) - 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 (1479) - 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.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Borefts. Almost black, fluffy brown head. Aroma of smokey and toasty pine. Taste is roasted coffee grounds and pine resin. Very nice.
MaartenRF10 (1359) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Dark brown, red glow. Fading light brown head. Nice dark fruity hop aroma. Taste is fruity hops, some chocolate and roasted malts. Very full body, low carbo.
dEnk (3105) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ bbf. Aroma is sweaty english hops, some roast and liquorice. Flavour is quite bitter of english hops, some herbal notes, long lingering roasty bitterness in the finish.
meerbier (1370) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Very grassy, light herbal aroma. Black, beige head, good lace. Light malty, very bitter, roasted, hint of chocolate, herbal, grainy finish. Medium body, dry. Well made but too much of the grass and bitter for me.
Kingi (419) - - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bartender poured the whole bottle so dont know how much the sediments affected it. taste was really good and i liked the long dry hoppy finish which lingered in my mouth. Hops and malts were balanced well. body felt quite full but still quite easy to drink.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Pine, roasted malt, grapefruit and plain chocolate in the aroma. Hoppy, soapy and roasted taste with coffee, liquorice and chocolate detected. Really nice.
imdownthepub (9160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Black, inky with tan head. Corr heavy, charcoaled malts, deep, full, dry then a playfull hoppiness, tangy and bitter, lasting. A belting great beer, very enjoyable.