Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma with coffee, salmiac, barrel, "salty". Taste: coffee, chocolate, grassy, flowery, salty. Very nice.
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, black licorice, roasted malt, and some dark fruits. It’s a dark brown, with no transparency and a small soapy brown head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and black licorice. The finish has roasted coffee, citrus, plum, and a touch of lemon grass. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet. Vertical with Ardbeg BA version
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of vegetables, roasty malts, hints of vanilla, oak and molasses. Taste is roasty and smooth with some molasses, hints of ripe fruits, chocolate, oak and tropical notes. Finish is roasty with notes of bubblegum, dark chocolate and fruits. I’m not a huge fan of Sorachi Ace, but here it is subtle enough and doesn’t dominate the taste.
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy lemon hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with weak hoppy hints.
thomat (2167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ BBF 2012. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with hop tones. Malt, hops and roasted. Full body with a bitter finish.
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma is roasty, licorice, fruity and with tobacco. Flavor is roasty, black, tar, well hopped. Well balanced. Full body.
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
sorachi ace works great in a RIS! tryd various singel hoped sorachi PA and IPAs, but this tops most. pitch black, small head as expected. mouthfeal thicker then most emelisses RIS, still a bit thin in my opinion. BUT, this one is a must, just to try this hop in a black.
SirLimpsalot (2364) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Basunen: En ganska tydlig humledoft i en ganska kladdig vätska. Ingen större toner av den "mörka" smaken, men ganska söt och med toner av lakrits. Nja ...
MrHangover (2766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jet black pour, small tanned head. Aroma of booze, dime strange notes that must be the soriachi ace. Very boozy flavor and sweet notes. Interesting, but less than the ardbeg.
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is grassy spicy hops with some roast and liquorice. Flavour is fresh sweet hoppy herbal, it brings the ris down a bit imho.