BlackHaddock (6090) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9th July 2016: on-tap in BierCaB Barcelona with the RBESG guys. Poured jet black with a small tanned head. Aroma was all about roasted malts with chocolate esters. The taste similar with chocolate flavours coming from the malty base: liked it. Good dry finish to a fine Imp Stout: another heavily alcohol brew during our session in BierCaB.
Zoret (292) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
D’ampolla al RBESG16. Cervesa fosca amb aromes dolços i torrats que recorden a cafè, cacau, brioix molt fet, xocolata i/o fruits secs. També es nota una mica l’alcohol. Cos mig-baix i final torrat/cremat. Bona!
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish, roasted and darkchocolate malty. Bitter and roasted dry finish. Bitter and dark malty. Dry, roasted. Breadish finish.
Samtzu (122) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle. Huge nose with Caramel, malts, chocolate and a slight alcohol smell. Mild body with the same flavour characteristics as the nose.
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Creamy light brown head. Black body. Looks good!
Aromas of sweet wood roast, laurel, tar, dried leaves, raisin, burnt cookies, coal...
Flavours of bay leaf, roast, liquorice, laurel, bitter, wood roast, light smoke, coal, tar...
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquorice, bay leaf, wood roast...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
sjogro (2299) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABC Dutch Summer Tasting. Shared bottle. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts. Very malty, chocolate milky, sugary, molasses, dank yeastiness. Very sweet, light bitter. Over medium body. Low carbonation, bit basic.
deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at the Dutch summer tasting.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Very smooth.
Maakun (3422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with nice light brown head. Strong roasted malts, licorice, black coffee, soft mineral notes, burn toast, toffee, ash. Medium sweet and bitter with the bitterness lasting quite long in a very roasted way. Over medium bodied with oily feel and low carbonation. Strong on the roasted notes.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of big malt, licorice, caramel and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, pitch black coloured body with a thinnish, oily deep brown head, only about a half centimetre thick. Aroma of super roasted malts, licorice, tobacco, leather, earth, mushrooms and heaps of both - bourbon and vanilla. Medium to Full-bodied; Lighter in body than I expected, but much sweeter than I expected as well with bunches of lactose and vanilla coming through, all with a good deal of mushrooms, oak, dry yeast and a touch of oats as well. Aftertaste shows some nice rounded flavours with a little sweetness, a touch of the grain, some bitterness from the roast and a subdued licorice and spice character. Overall, a nice beer throughout with a good character that shows some light aging very well and after a further five years, it should round out very nicely, but the body might be gone altogether, I’m afraid. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on perhaps one of the last chilly evenings of the season on 22-May-2016.
2014 Bottle (Bottling Date Unknown) on Screenprint // Purchased: 31-January-2015 // Sampled: 22-May-2016.