ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @dutchdrebus. Brown color. Smells hoppy, malty, roasty. Tastes hoppy, malty, some coffee.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Very dark brown, almost black color with a small to medium sized off-white head. Aroma has malts, lightly hops. Taste malts, nicely bitter. Long lingering bitterness. A bit thin bodied, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Ruby to brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells hoppy, fresh, slightly roasty, black ipa-ish. Tastes hops, fresh, some coffee, some liquorice. Thin to medium body with soft carbo.
Pudding (227) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml ar: slight fruit and roasted malt. ap:reddy-brown, translucent, subsiding head. Taste: medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. pa: thickish mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation. Ov: Reasonable beer. Quite a bite on the finish. Unusual mild.
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fluffy off white head, earthy coffee aroma, milky and coffee flavour with roasted nut notes. Quite a developed session beer... lovely!
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB 16.11.2014, 0,5L bottle. Pours clear very dark amber, almost black with nice light tan head. The head stays. Aroma: sourness, dryness, hints of chocolate, caramel. Taste: malt, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, sourness in the background, maybe even some spices. Burnt coffee bitter finish. It is very creamy. Overall: hides 4% ABV really well, but otherwise just good, but not great.
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour coffee aroma with hoppy bitterness coming through, pleasant. Big thick foamy beige head. Surprisingly hoppy for a mild, lends a good character to the brew. Slightly grapefruity. Can’t really get the coffee / dark fruit / caramel but still nice. Good texture.
mR_fr0g (8295) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home at the Watford Tasting from oddbins London Bridge. Aroma is grassy hop and soft roast. Dark caramel with a persistet thin cream head. Some pine ad fruit. Flavour is dark malt, some soft roast, metal pine needles. Some carbonaic acid. Nice stuff.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 17th December 2013
Clear dark red - amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, crisp and a little dry. Super light malts, minerals. Vague dark fruits. Dry finish. Mmm it’s all a bit bland and non-descript. I expect more of this brewery now.
31st March 2014
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cask. Clear dark amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malt with very light and dry sweet cream. Underneath is a woody toffee bitterness. English hop bitterness before the light dry finish. All right.
teorn88 (5866) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at the Watford tasting, thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a clear dark ruby colour with a medium tan head. Aroma has fruity notes of red berries, a slight grainy and yeasty touch. Taste has gentle roasted barley notes, some husk, a touch of milk chocolate, cautious hints of dried dark fruit, integrated bitter hop notes. Good.