BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, at 11%Vol, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, heavily smoked/roasted and slightly alcoholic/spicy, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!
grunx (367) - - OCT 8, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Provada al quart BBF. Entra en el top cinc del festival. Elegant i fàcil de beure tot i els seus 12 graus. Molt complexa en tots els sentits, molt gran.
Vaiz (3818) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma full of peat, iodine, roasty, islay whiskey. Thick full body with spices, a bit sharp and slightly off balance, yet very powerful and very nice to drink.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Borefts 2012. This was my road beer to cap off a great 1st day! The pour waws deep brown with a small head. The nose is huge peaty whiskey, smoke, chocolate and hints of coffee. The taste is plenty of wood, peat, chocolate cake. If you love islay whiskey, then this will certainly appeal. The barrel dominates this beer. Overall, not bad. A big, boozy endeavor that manages to keep it together. Not my favorite, but solid.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate with strong peat smoke and iodine. Sweet, dark malted flavour with a touch of ash, and heavy, heavy peat character. How to ruin a world class beer.
Countbeer (5297) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small brown head changes fairly quick into a thin brown lacing on top of a black beer.
Smell lots of iodine, jodium and band-aid/bandage and there is some peat, roasted barley malts and wood and spices.
Taste is earthy with tar, jodium/iodine, wood, roasted barley malts, roasted wood, some nice roasted bitterness. Strong and pretty complex.
Aftertaste is thick on roast with some iodine/jodium, roasted wood, roasted grass and malts and a firm bitterness.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
PhillyCraft (3946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Borefts Beer Fest at De Molen. Pours pitch black color with huge, and I mean huge brown sticky head. Aromas are filled with strong peat, smoked malt, and other earthy grains. Taste is too smokey for me with smoked malt, almonds, grain, and light coffee bean. Way too much smoke but I still enjoyed it due to the mouthfeel and complexity of flavors.
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Borefts 12. Opaque pitch black color, average sized, mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, tar and incredibly peaty. Taste malts, roasted malts, smoked malts and again incredibly peaty, too much for my linking. Lightly bitter. A bit thin texture, medium body, low to medium carbo. Crap, I had high hopes but I just don’t like it.
DutchDrebus (4761) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borefts’ 12. Pitch black colour with a light brown head. Smells peat, wood, whisky and a bit like bandaid. Tastes awesome, long lasting peat tate, roasty and some coffee. Full body, silky feel and low carbo.
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. Deep dark brown color. Peat totally pushing away all other aromas. Malty sweet flavor. Initial chocolate challenged and beaten by the peat, that lingers on and dominates the aftertaste. World class!