tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23/IV/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 3/I/14 (2015-462) Thanks to JefVerstraete for the trade!
Clear black beer, big creamy irregular beige to brown head, stable. Aroma: soapy touch, roasted, sweet, some dried fruits, charcoal, little metallic. MF: soft carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: pretty sourish start, are they sure this beer is good for ageing? Bitter, dry, hoppy, roasted, some coffee, bit of chocolate, caramel touch. Aftertaste: coffee, creamy, some chocolate, hoppy and bitter finish. Good beer, but not sure it will age well, per se.
Douberd (4528) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Buxton Stronge Extra Stout) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a small snifter, ABV 7.4%
Wow, what a look! Totally black colour on the body, thick pour, one finger of thick, dark brown head with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla too.
Rich taste, lots of roasted malts, plenty of coffee, ash, coal, some fruity touches, nicely bitter.
Full and thick body, good carbonation, sticky on the palate with a smooth texture.
Fantastic beer, barrel age it now!
SimplySike (1346) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with light brown head.
Aroma chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla.
Taste chocolate sweets, roasted coffee bitters.
CraftyBeerTour (141) - Barcelon, SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Aromas of milk choc, dark bread crusts, liquorice but above all coffee. A jet black oily pour produces a dark tan foam, that is quite dense and persistent. Flavour is suitably rich, sweet up front, then roasty, slight earthy bitterness, velvety texture, light buzz of carbonation, lingering drying burnt bitterness. Seductive.
rosenbergh (9912) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Black colour with a tiny tan head.
Chocolate, ash, roasted malt and milk chocolatey sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, ashy dryness, coffee and darkness. Coffee.
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Mesjasz (819) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown head. Aroma is vanilla, milk chocolate, roasty malt, coffee. Taste is dry, hint of citrus acidity, coffee, roasty malt, dark chocolate. Aftertaste dry, bitter with roasty flavor. Medium to full body, low carbonation.
ej (1209) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a viscous black velvety body. A thick and creamy dark-tanned head. Roasty aroma with coffee and toasted grains. Hints if leather as well. Taste is malty and roasty. Hints of smoke, leather and ash. Caramel is the back. Medium body, avg co2, oily text.ure
Countbeer (5953) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass at 13 degrees Celsius:
Good black beer with a thinish brown head/lacing.
Aroma of roast, vanilla, hop, coffee, chocolate, hints of mocha and cacoa, some meat, swee ash...
Flavours of roast, ash, coal, strong bitter, some hop tones, chocolate, beautiful hop tones that slightly come through.
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, light chocolate, coffee and a hint of hops.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
MarcoDL (3746) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black oily pour, small head. Rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast and a little salty licorice. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, salty bitter licorice and salmiak. Soft mouthfeel. Very good.
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ wildeman. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, some chocolate and a bit spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, dry and roasted. Solid brew.