hopscotch (10265) - 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 (10040) - 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 (2071) - 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 (8980) - 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 (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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 (2170) - 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 (1525) - Dorking, 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.
Zer0 (1180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at beertemple. Pours dark brown. Aroma is coffee, roast, fruity and some hops. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet. Pretty good. Medium body with average carbonation.
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Beer temple, Pours black with small head, notes are roasted malt, chocolate, not much passionfruit. Light bodied, almost thin. I can session this but nothing spectacular.
MarcoDL (3218) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly sweet porter with indeed some notes of fruit in it. It’s nice, but could have been more outspoken.