Koelschtrinker (17292) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hopfig-malziger, etwas laffer Beginn. Geringe Bitterkeit, mild, etwas brotig dunkel. OK. 11/9/8/8/11/8
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Cotteridge Wines, kindly donated by the establishment, lovingly poured by Dom and Bish as we neared the end of the RBBCBB - 06/07/13.
Mid black with a medium sized tan head.
Nose is roasted malts, light hops, cocoa dusting.
Taste comprises hops, mineral bite, light pine and bitter tropicals, roasted malts.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish.
OK CDA but no great.
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, hops and flowers.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark almost opaque color, small brown head. Toasted and piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Piney hoppy flavor, coffee-coffee beans roastyness too. Piney bitterness in the finish. Balanced CDA.
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head and lacings. Citrus, grapefuit, caramel, vague roast and an ashy touch. Dry and bitter roasted and hoppy end. The hops are kept in the back and not as shiny as I wish them to be in a "black Ipa". Medium bodied. Good.
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus, pine and bitter.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Black - offwhite head. Burned. Red berries. Licorice. Herbal. Light spicy. Dry burned. Dar chocolate. Light citrus. Nice bitterness. Ok.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of mint chocolate chip, burnt black malt, pine wood and pine cones. Harshly dry pine cones cut at the back of the palate. Burnt dry chocolate malt follows. Medium body. The only offering from them I didn’t like too much so far.
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours black with a 3.5 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and resin. Med body. Flavor is roasty dark malt with some light pine. There might be some zest in here. There is certainly a lot of intense flavor. So it’s complex of course!
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 650ml bottle thanks to Joes. Opaque pitch black color, full sized light brown head that lasts for quite a long time. Smell and taste malts, hops, slightly some fruits and moderately bitter. Fizzy carbonation, ok body. Overall a bit disappointing and too highly carbonated.