Pinball (9664) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at cbc
dark brown , large borwn head. aroma is coffee, alc, wood, boozy malty, flavor is coffee, roasted malts, wood , bitterness from wood, swett notes.
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Smoked aroma, some coffee. Black colour. Small stable dark brown head. The flavour starts off creamy, then comes a sweetish coffee note. Ending with more coffee and a good warming alcohol note. Mild smokiness in the background.
MrHangover (1100) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ de Molen on the terrace. Black opaque colour without any light shining trough. Small, creamy tanned head with aroma of coffee, wine, whisky and roastiness. Flavour has a dry red wine taste to it, with some sugary coffee and loads of sweetness. Really nice sipper. Full alcoholic flavour adds to the palate.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer with a rich lasting brownish head. Whisky aroma, oak, vanilla, tar, dark chocolate, grassy, peat. Whisky flavor, alcohol, chocolate, tar, vinous notes. A bit too much alcohol and the whisky is a bit too obvious.
Martinus (1791) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black colour, firm tan head. Aroma of red wine, whisky, roasted malts, coffee, plums, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Rather sweet flavour, slightly bitter, malts, black coffee bitterness. Balanced whisky, red wine, dried red fruits and oak finish.
Balanced, smooth and intense. Quite lovely. The whisky and Bordeaux barrels come out nicely.
(Draught @ 2nd Tuesday tasting, De Molen, Bodegraven)
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at monthly tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, iodine, bready yeast, oak, caramel and floral hops. Flavor is ashy, creamy chocolate, coffee and sweet. Very smooth and well balanced. Great brew.
dEnk (2635) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ De Molen. Aroma is lovely port, red wine, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, liquorice, coffee and more. Flavour is deep red wine, port, oak, whiskey, roasted malts, liquorice, red fruits and loads of other notes. Very intense, yet oh so smooth. Wow.
Sigmund (4169) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival, Drammen. Black colour, moderate tan head. Strong aroma of whisky (bourbon?) oak barrel and vanilla. Roasty notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Malty sweet flavour, bourbon, oak and vanilla, coffee, caramel and dark chocolate. Excellent beer.
esp0r (1258) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2012
Black, brown head, nice laces. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, some oak and barrel. Super malty taste, full heavy sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, extremely smooth feel, just fantastic. Nice bitter finish. This was one of the surprises for me this evening
Cunningham (2973) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark colour with a beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Rich taste, but still mild and very drinkable. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and mild fruity.
[@ Haand ØlFestival 2012]