Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at Churchkey. Almost black, brown head. Aroma of licorice, cocoa, coffee. Taste is similar with a bit of cinnamon.
Mittenator (1494) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at church key in DC. Near black with a thin and bubbly head. Really sour and barnyard aromas. Tastes a bit like licking a horse saddle followed by a deep chocolate porter. Weird.
Rune (8822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle picked up at Mikkeller & Friends. Shared at the great Absalon Sunday tasting. Solid tan-coloured head. Good lacing to the glass. Jet coloured body, more or less. Coffee and chocolate nose. Flavoured with dark, mid-sweet malts and offset by a little tartness. Dry, malt-fruity bitterness to the ending. Creamy in the mouth. Pleasant and interesting brew (hotel room, Copenhagen 26.05.2013).
Camons (6747) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, berries, brett, oak, little coffee, light sourness. Flavor is rich roasted malts, oak, bretty, little sour, berries and wood. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. Lovely. 100613
Skinnyviking (7492) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. High creamy and lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Powe3rful roasted malt liquorice choccolate wood smoke aroma. Powerful hard roasted malt coffee liquorice flavor with sour lemon notes and strong notes of alcohol. Low carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (12396) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and light brett. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 100613
chrisv10 (11870) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, brett and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, oak, brett, little dry, little liquorice and little bitter.
saxo (14388) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are brett, wood, roast malt, wine, coffee, chocolate, nuts and hops. Nice and smooth.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak bretty chocolate woody aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and caramel flavor with bretty hints. Has a roasted malty bretty woody chocolate finish.
Beersiveknown (3550) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home from Buxton brewery
Pours dark ruby tinged brown with frothy dark brown head. Unmistakable tart manure of Brett on the nose masks the hops I know are there, on swirling comes rich chocolate fondant and Curacao peel. Still very full bodied with medium carbonation, slight tartness up front then an exposition in malts from sweet molasses through burnt toast and bitter barley to rich roast coffee with a constant undercurrent of Brett dry woodiness and leaflitter. Increasing hop bitterness builds, mint hot chocolate, flintiness. Its a different beast to the original, but the malt hallmarks are certainly there. Its complex and makes me hanker for the days when beers like this were de riguer rather than one off specials. Fruity melon and dry barley in the lengthy finish. Not difficult to drink despite the strength and difficult to fault.