Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DDC version, draught at the brewpub. Brown colour and fruity aroma with a light chocolate note. The taste is simpler, drier than the Japanese version and the fruits are more muted. Dark fruits, light coffee and chocolate are highlighted, along with alcohol, so there is quite a bit of complexity. For me, however, it does not come together as well as it did in the Shiga Kogen version. I would like some acidity up front and barrelly dryness at the back. Perhaps that is what the BA version will deliver...
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Festival in Worcester, session 1. Big dark fruit and hints of roast give way to vinousness with mild astringency and big time esters. Not bad at all.
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of citrus, grape and chocolate. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter finish with a hint of chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at festival, dark pour, medium roast, fruity funk, dark astigent fruits , interesting take on the style
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC´12 .... It pours pitch black with medium tan head....The aroma is roasted malts, fruit, chocolate, coffee, yeast and some spices......The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and yeast.....very nice....
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught@brewpub - very dark brown, almost black beer with a little beige foam left; fair woody nose with roasted malts, sour cherries and hints of licorice; full-bodied, some sweetness below topped by a huge bitterness; very long woody hoppy finish with hints of black cherries and wood - big stuff !
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and some roasted notes. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry. Overall a good beer.
kermis (4945) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CBC. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavour has same aspects, sweet and medium bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at DDC. Black, opaque, tan cap. Aroma of bourbon barrel, vanilla, smoked blueberry, and a well brewed fruity, acidic espresso. The flavors follow. Luscious body and silky flavors. Roast is soft and subtle serving as a foundational element of the beer’s architecture. The skeleton of the beer is a ripe Ethiopian coffee cherry, with lively acidity. Dark, assertive cocoa nib. A tannic finish seals the deal. Unfolds gracefully. Godly.
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fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light chocolate, moderate to heavy yeasty, saison yeast, spicy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, citrus, dark malt - roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.