tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/V/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - bottled: 28/II/12 (2012-513) Thanks to Bene for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of mocha, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol, some disinfectant, bit of coffee. MF: lot of carbon, medium body, alcohol burning the throat. Taste: mocha, coffee, sugary, dried fruits, warming alcohol. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... that colapses to thin tan head ... deep meaty ... roast malt nose ... light fizz ... deep dark roast malts ... little too much whiskey and little too much fizz ... fruity roast ... soft chocolate ... mellow whisky ... nice but not stunning
Aniela (2690) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a big brown head. Dark dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, tar and a bit ashy aroma. Similar flavour, sweet and a bit too much alcohol.
GothGargoyle (1589) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a large chocolate brown head that leaves behind a lot of lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dates, rum. Very creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, warming finish. Taste is chocolate, oak, coffee, vanilla, fig, liquorice. Very nice, has the slightest touch of harshness in the throat as it goes down, this should mellow out with age.
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted dark fruits sweet ashy tary coffee and chocolate. Flavor similar with good acidy and bitter touch, also quite fruity. Finishes bitter fruity and dry.
ej (925) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with small film of tan foam.
Woody notes with some coffee and roastyness. Some dark bitter chocolate.
slightly sour tones at first gives way to coffee and roastyness. Chocolate cones through briefly with some alcohol.
Full body with soft carb
Sigmund (5606) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black colour, tan head. Moderately roasty and oaky aroma, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Medium sweet flavour, notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Could use some more hops, but still a good beer as it is.
Pinball (11089) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at cbc
pitch dark, smooth brown head. roasted malty aroma, boozy. falvor is roaste malty, bitter malty.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (kindly shared by tdtm82, thanks!). Pitch back colour, smaall brown head. Aroma is smoked wood, alcohol, some mild spicy burn as well as liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some fruits and quite spicy with some mild alcohol too. Alcohol mostly shows in a warming feeling in the throat.
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, 12.3% at CBC12. Black colour. Dark brown colour. The flavour is roasted with a good mild vanilla note. Sweet and fruity. Clean and alcoholic.