Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to and @ dEnk. Opaque pitch black color, full sized dense light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, some hops. Taste malts, roasted malts, coffee, bitter, slightly hops, alcohol. Full body, perfect carbonation. Great beer.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, oak, vanilla and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
> An umami/salt/smoke and fresh orange version of our beloved H&V behemoth
[ Bottle ][ bytemesis ][ 330mL ][ Pizza Boy Snifter ][ Trade ][ 1/31/14 ]
>> Pours deep sepia with lower coffee foam. Nose totally insane- rich fudge, vanilla ice cream, sweet smoke, powerful black miso umami, black rock salt. Taste is a bit ashy with decent lemon, finishing true with bitter chocolate, moderate smoke, salt, miso. Palate gets richer, silkier as it warms with bright orange dark chocolate. Fantastic version of this classic.
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of bourbon, spiciness, and roast. Flavour seems off a bit, with notes of cough syrup, other medicinal notes and light barrel notes. Something seems badly wrong here - how is this in the 100th percentile? Decent, but lacking.
Scopey (9017) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce - cheers! It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is earth, roasty, toast, milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, rocky road, fudge and treacle. The taste is rich-roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, light spice, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, warming, cola, burnt caramel and dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour. Nice balance and rather drinkable.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Bottle #0103. Black with a light brown foam. Vinous aroma, burnt, with dark chocolate, coffee, whiskey, a bit of dark fruits, a bit of vanilla and alcohol. Burnt flavor, boozy, bittersweet, with dark chocolate, whiskey, a bit of espresso, vinous fruity notes, vanilla, and a drier burnt finish. Full-bodied.
Borup (7877) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mikkeller. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolate, oak and alcohol.
Ferris (7670) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Little booze and nice roasty sweetness. Deep brown black with a decent light brown head. Roast, chocolate, light barrel and a nice finish. Not as good as the big brother, but still good.
Camons (7614) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Christers. Bottle # 0541. Pours pitch black with a small brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, sweet chocolate, wood, bourbon notes, dark fruits, raisin. Flavor is rather sweet, malts, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, whisky, raisins, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 250615
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Friends. Old world nose, wood, citrus/lactic acid, light ,vanilla, yogurt, coffee, chocolate. Some berries too. Nice barrel or bretty edge. Flavor is chocolate, fruits, lactic yogurt and vanilla, peppery finish. Pretty great. Full, smooth, oily. Damn great. Lots of umami, meat, some soy.