skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle. Aroma has ash, peat, roasted malts. Black coloured with a lasting beige head. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter with a full body of peat, roasted malts, some fruitiness. Very good.
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Bottled 75cl. Courtesy of bierkoning. Appearance: It pours a dark brown beer with a tall creamy nicely remaining beige head which leaves a beautiful lace. Aroma: Very strong, peaty, smoky, complex, leathery with hints of tar, vanilla, apricot, peaches, milk chocolate and cassis. Flavor and palate: Leathery, nicely peaty with hints of cassis and vanilla. Faintly salty. Low carbonation. Complex. More cassis showing up on the swallow. The finish is close to the one of a great single malt with hints of heather, apricot and dark chocolate. Overall impression: Absolutely fantastic! Definetely one of the best beers I have ever had. The sediment is excellent too. Thanks a lot bierkoning!
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, hazy, and with a small tan head. Solid smoked and peaty aroma. Leathery. Mild sweetness initially with a nice roasted caramel malt flavour then taken over by a solid smoked flavour into a dry and dense smoked finish. Lovely!
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Distinct smoky aroma, hint of charcoal. Almost black colour. Very small head. Nicely smoky flavour, some campfire. Slightly sweet with a hint of coffee. Long, late roast coffee aftertaste.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at the Pre-ZBF pours dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Much more of a smokey/peated aroma compared to the regular version. Great sweet dark malt meets heavy smoke finish. A top notch stout.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at PreZBF at Alvinne.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of whisky malt, chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of whisky malt, chocolate and liquorice with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted and smoked finish.
Bontus (625) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pre Zythos Alvinne. Pours dark black, no head. Nose is pure black ink and soy sauce. Smoked vanilla and tar. The whisky malts dominate. Very slick oily mouthfeel. Very interesting beer for tasting.
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head whatsoever, over black beer with beautiful ruby reflections. Smoked ham aroma, like Black Forest or Ardennes ham, salty. Smoked with sweet touches, and a spike of both malts and hops behind. Ureum at the finish. Very slick, nearly like an oilfilm. Nice beer with a breathtakingly good aroma.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@DeMolen. Very nice strong aroma, complex with a lot of smoke. Very dark brown, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, pretty bitter, smoked, whiskey, dry mouthfeel. Very nice!
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, reddisch colored brew. Very nice smoked aroma, keeps you sniffin’. Flavor is a bit smoked, peat, malty sweetsness. Aftertaste is whiskey malts. Dry and with a sticky palate. Very nice round bitterness combined with the whiskey malty flavor. I think it’s a wonderfull beer, complex and full of flavors.