Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Wasana’s Winter Beer Tasting 2012!
The beer in the glass is deep black, there is hardly any foam. Smells roasty, very cherry-like, slightly acid (Brett.)! Starts with great cherry flavors that evaporate very quickly, however. Moreover aromas of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and sour Brett. This beer has no carbonation! The middle part is cherry-sour, bitter and subtle woody-coffee roasted. The finish has all these flavors again very strong, the hold on very long! Fabulous!
Bierkrug (1968) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle at Wasana’s Winter Beer Tasting 2012, Idar-Oberstein, Germany. With much thanks to Kolschtrinker. Is a black color with a very small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and fruit. Taste is loads of smoked tar with lots of cherries. Tar and peat in the flavor as well. Palate is slightly sourish. Palate is pretty rough.
Travlr (9807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Grima, thank you sir! Murky brown, almost flat. Aroma of boozy chocolate covered cherries. Taste of chalky chocolate. OK.
jonas (5256) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 Bottle, danke Roman. Oaky cherry aroma. Black, low head. Very weird wood flavor, chocolate and cherry, dry brett, wood, fruity finish. Wood aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (12159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ... dark black .. soft roast malt ... hint of brett nose ... dark roast malt ... soft cherry ...big brett ... deep roast malts ... dark fruit.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, thanks to crusianbeer, black in color with a hoppy sour aroma, flavors of bitter cherries and pecan shells, malty sour finish, nice beer
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Crusisnbeer. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma of slight anise, darke fruit, some cherrie and farmhouse. Flavor is much the same with a bit of booze. Medium body with medium carbonation. Solid brew!
thewolf (10527) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thanks skortila & caesar]
Pours completely black with a small, frothy, beige film head. Aroma is light tart, raisins, cherries, a bit of iodine, oak, whiskey, sherry, coffee and a bit of red wine. Low carbonation, bordering on flat. Fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is tart, coffee, roasted malts, mild cherries, vinious, fat malty with a dry and fairly bitter finish. Lots of interesting things in there, but it just lacks a certain something to be completely coherent.
Ungstrup (27641) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of cherries and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of cherries, over ripe fruits, and roasted malt, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Interesting and highly complex.
Leighton (8582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at post-ACBF 2011 tasting. Pours dark, hazy brown with a light head. Faint funk nose with dark, light cocoa malts. Interesting flavor. Rich with some cocoa, peat, alcohol, and subtle sourness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, peaty and boozy. Very good stuff.