planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Microbar, Manchester. Drank at home. Black pour with a light tan head (soon goes). Aromas of black treacle, burnt oak and licorice toffee. Flavours of dark chocolate, licorice and a little smoke. Long roast finish.
Soulved (18) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle sampled in a snifter. Dark brown brew with 2 fingers of foam with medium retention and nice lacing. Aroma of cocao and citrus. Tastes fruity, cocao, alcohol, bitter and roasted. Very bitter aftertaste and medium-high carbonation. Good brew!
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Arendsnest. Black pour, thin brown head. Aroma is fruity, intense cocoa, something dusty, powdery. Taste is roasty, chocolaty, Sweet fruitiness, lots of alcohol, bitter black chocolate finish. Palate is full bodied, light-med carbonation. A bit heavy.
Sebilinz (439) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some caramel and some aromahops. Taste roasted malts some sweetness with fruits. Aftertaste is bitter with fruits and cocoa. Very nice one.
androman (295) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
20cl from tap @ de Molen. Black color, strong beige head. Aroma roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, slight citrus, cannabis. Alchohol is totally hidden. Taste heavy bitter. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, fine long coffeeish bitter finish. Very tasty and very good balance.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Big cheers to Colin the BIPA fiend. Pours dark brown with a small khaki head. Nose is tangy orange and tangerine with cloves, spice and some bacon forward smokiness. The tang doesn’t quite go with the smoke forward notes. Taste is smoke, banana, dry cocoa powder, spice and citric hops. Solid but a little too all over the place
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Hoorah - picked up from De Molen Shop, 20/02/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is Germaline, earthy hops, tangy citrics, light soap, earthy cocoa, grapefruit tinge.
Taste comprises bitter tropicals, dank hops, brown sugar, mineral bite, earthy cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the closure.
Hermod (3003) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, bottled on 13/05/13. Pours black with a thin, but lasting brown head. Roasted malty, fruity hoppy, mild sweetness in aroma, really really inviting. Taste has dryness, wood, hops, oranges, roasted malt. Hoppy, dry bitter finish. Balanced, wel-made BIPA. One of the better ones I have tried. Too bad it is a small bottle...
edit: lower the points 0.1, gets quite ashy as it warms up.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small tan beige head. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate and some leafy hops, a bit fruity. Roasty flavor, bitter and a bit sweet, with some dark chocolate...not bad
Leighton (10436) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London at the Josh Farewell tasting. Thanks to C-Dog for this CDA. Pours clear, cola brown with a creamy tan head. Toasty bread in the nose, some pine and herbs, suggestions of dusty cocoa. Light-medium sweet flavor with more toasty bread, ripe citrus, orange, milk chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, more nicely toasted bread, a bit of earthy bitterness, orange rind, faint alcohol. Nice one.