Klimaet (1980) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a medium light brown head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, sweet bourbon, honey cakes, some coffee roast, dark dried fruits, cocoa powder. Taste is sweet chocolate up front, slight coffee, cocoa powder, dark dried fruits, some molasses, caramel, fudge.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic. Really strong caramel/sweet cocoa notes with a year of age on it, reminiscent of Rolo candies. Delicious and easy to drink. Wish it wasn’t so pricey.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown body with a tan head that had nice retention. Aroma had a strong chocolate presence initially. The was notes of molasses and mild oak. Flavor was mostly sweet. Kind of one note but I really enjoyed it. Smooth body and a full palate. I could have used a spoon.
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mike_77 (5569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with coffee-like head. Lots of sweet chocolate malts in the aroma and flavour. Roasted bitterness in the finish. Really smooth and creamy.
Benzai (14272) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ rescheduled weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Very dark brown color, medium sized light to medium brown head. Aroma is malts, vanilla, chocolate, sweetish, but unfortunately also quite some (Dutch) "hopjesvla". Taste malts, vanilla, sweet, chocolate, again unfortunately some "hopjesvla" which I happen to find disgusting. Alright, the hopjesvla isn’t dominant so it’s ok, but I’m not a big fan.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai. Very dark brown colour with a small beige head. Smells creme brulee, vanilla, sweet, dark chocolate, roasty, marsmellow. Lovely. Tastes sweet, vanilla, some iron but that doesn’t last too long, creme brulee, slightly caramel. Nice. Deep taste, soft carbo, full body. Too bad about the iron.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Porch Nite with Raith, Brisbane, and Cattleman. Pours a thick creamy dark brown. Thin tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, oak, lots of vanilla, and sweet malt. Flavor is very chocolaty, oaky and lots of vanilla. Very creamy smooth mouthfeel. Slightly under carbonated. Vanilla was a bit too pronounced. But overall, a very nice beer.
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Loads of chocolate, "Kinder", milk and cacao. Sweet creamy flavor. Not my thing.
fugitive (1917) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle. Color deep amber brown with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Taste sweet, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts.
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, liquorice, vanilla.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, coffee, sweet malt.