dresden (884) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, lots of fruity malty aroma. Figs, dark cherry, vanilla all come through. Excellent flavor and no sign of alcohol.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
Best after: 06/11/14.
Clear dark brown to black color, brown small head. Sweet, alcohol, grainy scent. Ashes, grainy, salty, alcohol taste. Salty aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Cocoa taste mixed in there too.
Leveejr (108) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense aroma of berries, bitter chocolate, bourbon, and some oak. Get some berry on taste but bitter chocolate bursts at the end. Smooth finish with low carb. Great beer
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MrHangover (2541) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of me, thnx to bytemesis for sending me this! Pours a very dark brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of dark fruits, dates, molasses, raisins, toffee and chocolate. Flavor is very fruity, loads of vanilla and dark fruits are present. Some chocolate and coffee in the background accompanied by some woody presences. Very smooth, no alchohol burn whatsoever. Very nice brew!!
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a good sized tan head. Aroma is liquorice, dates, raisins, chocolate, hint of coffee. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a roasty finish and a hint of booze. Flavours are liquorice, chocolate, coffee, dates. Tasty
kermis (5443) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Mrhangover. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, woody barrels and overripe dark fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation,
deanso (5473) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample courtesy of and shared with MrHangover.
Thin creamy tan head. Lovely aroma. Lots of wood. Complex flavour. Lovely and smooth. Excellent
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is near black with an inch of beige head. The aroma brings roast, chocolate, honey, oak, vanilla. A lot of char in the flavor with formidable bitterness in the finish. Honey sweetness and boozy vanilla. A tad tannic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty good.
sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: Now in their 25th edition with every year a little different and a bit more special. Pours ultra dark brown with virtually no head, a super thin layer of retention, lots of micro streams scattered throughout.
Nose: super malty with some cocoa. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: sour-sweet deep maltiness
Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) fig/date fruitiness, malts, cocoa, black currant depth, coffee, bourbon booziness
Finish: coffee bitterness, alcohol detection, malty bittersweet finish.
Summary: Extremely well-bodied and drinkable, albiet very heavy malty. Having tried the 23rd version, I like that one better. This one is a bit more deep and sour whereas that one was citrus-chocolate spicy.
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you metha! Pours reddish black with a big frothy mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dates, sweetened dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dried black currants and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, burnt wood, walnut shells, roasted coconut, raisins, dates, dried black currants, dried juniper berries and burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, dried black currants, charred wood, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut and hints of dried juniper berries. Rather harshly bitter yes quite tasty...