altonbrownd (4485) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black body with thin head. Nose of malts, licorice and caramel. Taste is nice dark molasses, licorice, some hops in the house. Quite complex and layered. Tres bien!
Pailhead (4236) - 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. Itís 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. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee, bubblegum, sweet tropical fruits, chocolate, a bit of pipe tobacco. Flavour is medium sweet, hard roasted malts, strawberries, coffee, some dark fruits, alcohol, firm and slightly sharp hoppy and roasted malt bitter finish with a bit of citrus. Medium to fullbodied, soft carbonation. Pretty good, but I prefer the barrel aged versions so far.
deanso (4123) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thin tan head. Bottle courtesy of Kermis,
Thin tan head. Deep black pour. Quite yummy!
Beer4000 (4101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ Haand beer festival 2012. Black body with a small but dense beige head. The aroma is mild, roasted malt, coffee, dry fruit and some hops. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, some smoke, coffee, dry fruit and quite bitter. Fine body, good aftertaste. Well balanced and really nice.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt and roasted. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.
gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet.
Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, licorice, berries, something that reminded a bit of milk. Also wood and "dill". Not bad but a bit strange. Medium mouth feel on this one.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Klooster shared. Black pour with a nice beige head. Coffee, pine and fresh hops in aroma. Sweet caramel, chocolate, roasted flavor with the sorachi ace coming through but not overpoweringly so. Works better than I expected it would.
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small medium creamy light brown tan ish head on top of a pitch black beer.
Smell creamy thicker liquorice, some bitter roasted malts, hint of dark dark chocolate, hint of creamy oatmeal, cream, hint of coffee. Very nice thicker round and creamy smell.
Taste is creamy, bitter, some hop notes as in bitterness and light hoppy fruit but more flower tints, spices, floral, nice balanced round liquorice, dark chocolate, some oatmeal, light vanilla.
Aftertaste is nice bitter, some creamy roasted malts, floral grass tones and some hop fruity chocolate notes and some bitter liquorice hints.
Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Very good beer: soft and creamy, very well balanced and has a good full round body. Delicious!
jackl (3475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Borefts 2012. The pourís deep brown with a modest off-white head. The nose is of soft chocolate and bucolic field, some caramel and grassy funk. The taste is buttery hot cocoa, soft toffee. Hints of grassy straw and hay. Smooth, but a bit too buttery for my tastes. Oily. Overall, a bit awkward.