jackl (2832) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. MASSIVE GUSHER. We lost >90% of the bottle. You’ve been warned. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is chili-spiked chocolate, roast grain, syrup. Earthy compost. The taste is burnt brownies, chocolate, roast grain. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, OK.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Bruce’s. This b@st#rd gushed all over me! The tiny amount left poured murky opaque brown. The nose is tangy, vegetal, green chilli and malt vinegar. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, chilli, increasing spice, chocolate, vanilla and curry notes with a dry, lightly spicy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tastes not bad actually, but score reduced due to the cost of my dry-cleaning bill.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. Explosive beer that covered Paul in brown sticky beer! What little that wasleft was opaque dark brown with a little pale tan head. Smooth dark malts, rich. Bitter chocolate. Touch of paper. A little chilli heat. Dry finish. Not bad - but points lost for the dreadful mess it made!
Leighton (7183) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London - picked up at BarleyWine in Copenhagen. This was a massive, massive gusher. Pours deep brown with a fine, tan cream head. Nose of dark, lightly dry cocoa and some hints of chili. Medium to big sweet flavor, earth, baking cocoa, burnt toast. Medium bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Very subtle chili spice in the finish, dark chocolate, modest roast, dry cocoa. Good beer.
Rune (6377) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at Barley Wine, Copenhagen. Opaque coal black body, naked surface, poor lacing. Profound impact of dark roasted malts joined by vapour of alcohol. Roasted malty taste with hints of vanilla, coffee, leather and dark chocolate followed by a chili punch to the ending. Warming alcohol. Good slow sipper, rather heavy to drink though (at home, Tromsø 11.05.2013).
Furseth (1876) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanx to Mr. Rask: Black colour, brown head. Aroma is dominated of vanilla, spicy,caramelly and coffee, some dark choclate and smokey was there to. Flavor had a strong spicy dominated mouthfeeling, mixed with citrus,choclate and coffee. Big Body, long spicy/coffee finish.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Aakjærs, Esbjerg, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavour with coffee, some chili and chocolate.
Benzai (4444) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle thanks to Joes. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell malts, roastyness, slightly coffee, slightly earthy. Taste malts, roastyness, clearly some peppers, alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (2371) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Joes. Pitch black colour with a brown head (very small though). Smells coffee, roasty, dark chocolate, sweet. Tastes roasty, coffee, dark chocolate and the dark chocolate bitterness, ash, peppery (but not too much) and earthy. Full body, nice carbo, but it could be a little bit thicker/silkier. The peppery feel in the back of the throat ruins it for me.
jesperhammer (2281) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17-NOV-2012, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer.
Black with huge dark brown head.
Roast and coffee aroma. Taste the same with chili. Fine level of chili burn. A but dusty, dark fruit. Full body, medium carbonation. Fine brew.