olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, mild coffee notes and some dark fruit notes, faint vegetable notes on the background. Flavor of toasty malts, caramel, some yeast notes, cocoa and mild vegetables. Medium carbonation, mild bitter palate, sweetish finish. The mild off-flavors ruin otherwise a decent beer.
Benzai (6268) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through, full sized creamy light brown head. Smell malts, slightly hops, slightly chocolate, slightly earthy. Taste malts, slightly roasty, slightly liquorice, a slight bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not bad at all.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark brown colour with a medium to big sized, creamy, light brown head. Smells malts, slightly roasty, some hops, green leafs. Tastes malts, slightly roasty, raisins, liquorice. Medium body, nice carbo.
Idiosynkrasie (3107) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Deep reddish brown coulour with frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Minimally smoky, dark malty aroma, dry hoppy overtones. Taste is dark malty, minimally grainy, minimally smoky and roasty, hints of dark berries, chocolate. Somehow short-shipped, not fully developed.
jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is dry and malty, leading to a smooth medium bitter flavour with lots of roasted malt, a little dark chocolate and some spicy pepper on the super rich, creamy and smooth palate. A really awesome beer!
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth chocolate taste. Very nice brew.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A near black, with frothy mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins and light coffee. Flavour is more raisins, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice. Well bodied and easy on its way down.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Horseshoe in Hampstead, London on 1 July 2013.
Pours a very deep ruby with a brown head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, liquorice. Full bodied with some initial sweetness from the malts nicely balanced with bitter burnt notes. Rich dark fruits and almost port flavours linger on the palate.
ration (1887) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
010813. Bottle at home. Pours dark brown/black with a nice high head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee. Slight licorice feel. Dry palate. Not Bad.
zacgillbanks (1742) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a sweet, rich chocolate and liquorice flavour, roasted notes and vanilla and whisky on the finish.