dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. If I took a blind taste test I would called this Bourbon County Stout bases on my previous knowledge. Pours thick and black with a small brown head. Nose is rich vanilla and chocolate, heavy alcohol notes, a little coffee and some nutty notes. Taste is sweet and rich, small amount of bitter for the balance. Mouthfeel is creamy and silky. Long aftertaste.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Black - brown head. Smokey, peated, licorice, sweetenss, sweet malty, oiley body, earthy, fruity, dark chocolate, whiskey, oakey, roasted malts.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ACBF 2012.
Pitch black coloured with a very small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate with notes of whisky.
Sweet and roasted flavour of liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of oak and whisky.
Sweet and roasted finish.
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 Draft @ acbf. Aroma is huge roast, smoky malt and whiskey, coffee, liquorice and more. Subtle coat of fruity and full Glen Elgin. In the flavour the whiskey takes a more dominant position. The roast is pushed to the back while the malts come more upfront. Fruity notes, smokey notes. Nice one.
77ships (3036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: pitch black with a nice decent mocha head, sweet caramel malts blending with the Glen Elgin, honey, nectar, slight hint of smoke, taste is sweet, hints of molasses, brown sugar, dark, slightly roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, caramel malts, honey & sweetness blending seemlesly with the Glen Elgin flow into the finish, seamless marriage, caramel, fluent body, damn those Emelisse whiskey beers
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, no head. Aroma of sweet Glen Elgin (tasted this beer side-by-side with the single malt), which is honeyish, fruity, slightly floral, sweet coffee, some alcohol, roasted malts. Flavour is sweet, coffee, lovely Glen Elgin presence, hard roasted malts, bon-bons, still never overly sweet, light alcohol and roasted malts bitter finish. Fullbodied, no carbonation. Loved it.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat smoked but stout like aroma. Taste burnt, smoked malts, chocolate. Quite flat.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Misses gas... dark brown, ok head but a bit low on carbonation. Needs a bit of a boost at the taste also. Malts, hops, roasted coffee. ok.
PotjeBier (1290) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Black color, no head. Aroma’s: sweet, syruppy, leather, peat, roast, whisky. Some sweet/dried fruit & alcohol retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet, a bit peaty, whisky-ish. Alcohol is quite present and warming. Very low carbonation. Finishes with some peat and bitterness.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is roasted malty and liqourice. Smooth vanilla and toasted malty flavoured. Solid bitterness to a mixed dark malty and liqourice flavoured based. Lingering dark malty finish.