Jow (1811) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer of clocking new year. Pours deep ruby brown with one finger head. Nose of sour fruit and dark chocolate. Tastes of tropical fruit, passion fruit and melon, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and cherry coke. Medium bodied and pretty carbonated.
Brandman (1883) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma has huge passion fruitiness, cine roasted malts and smoke. Flavour has coffee roasted malts, fruitiness and ash. Very thin and turns bit watery.
Fin (6864) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle frpm Dranken Geers, Oostaker, nr Gent, Belgium, consumed at Isobels, Eardisley, Herefordshire Tuesday 31st December 2013 (New Years Eve) Brown in colour no head, actually I lie maybe there is a little head. Passion fruit is mellow but integrated and contributing really well here. The beer is a little sour and clearly fruity. Gritty and full flavoured with some fruit soaked spent coffee grains. The aroma is light fruit with a little chocolate and there is a little fruit embeded chocolate in mouth. Good. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Growler... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013... Clear brown ale with no head. A hempen, dank component accompanies passionfruit and grapefruit aromatics. Medium-bodied with a thin, watery mouthfeel and busy carbonation. Raspy, singed, dank flavor with additional citrus peel tannins and bitterness. Astringent, acrid, dry finish. Growler courtesy of burg326!
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is tangy fruits, jam, passion fruit, date, roasty and toast. The taste is smooth roast, toast, fruity tanginess, date, prune, date, jam and mild acidity with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Well rounded and rather drinkable. Very tasty.
KingCecil (2022) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home … It pours black with a medium tan head…. toasted malt, fruit, coffee, tobacco and some light hops….
Borup (4880) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Køge Øldag. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, alcohol, licorice, fruit, hops, coffee, chocolate and oak.
erickok (3027) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Farm bodied, Pours well. Very fruity appeal, but more like yeasty fruity than a passion fruit aroma than I expected. Smooth dark malts, cake and a bit of toffee. Fairly sweet, balancing bitterness throughout, well developed, not as extreme as expected. Smooth drinkable body, well made for sure. Nice brew and surprisingly reasonably priced. Still wondering where the copious amounts of passion (fruit) went though. (75cl bottle from Dranken Geers)
PotjeBier (1388) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Black color. Thick beige head. Aroma’s: roasted malts,sour fruit, somewhat sweet, hints of soy sauce. Retronasal it’s somewhat sweet, sourish, roasted, a bit plastic. Flavor is light sweet, hints of sour fruit, light bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes with heavy roast, ashy, bitter. Nice, but could have used a bit more fruit.
olliejobbins (688) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle (750ml I think) at Brewdog Newcastle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with thick tanned head. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Very malty. Nice smooth taste with a hint of alcohol. Was perhaps drunk when a little too cold. Sweet finish.