mike_77 (2988) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@zebf 2014 - Roasted, toasty, almost nutty aroma. Flavour has some coffee but not so much, it feels quite spicy and the alcohol is quite warming.
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, tick. Dark color, short head. Aroma of big coffee backed up with chocolate and roasted malts. Bit alcoholic, bit sweet. Coffee is a bit too intense for me, but it is more backed up by the base beer which is also very intense. Nice one.
PriorL (1652) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: coffee, ashes, bourbon, mocha.
TASTE: coffee, bourbon, nice.
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells bourbon, coffee, vanilla. Tastes bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Boojaaa. Medium body, low carbo and a sticky oily texture. Excellent!
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille en gebrand. Smaakt zoetig, vanille. Duidelijk bourbon.
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably my least favorite tonight but still awesome and better than the original. Finishes with some light bitterness. Big coffee but it doesn’t control the palate. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Roast malt. Tap at Goose Island Migration Week event at Churchkey.
Benzai (7323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle [14.3% ABV La Tortuga] @ home shared by MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized instantly disappearing brown head. What remains is an opaque pitch black colored beer without any head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, dark chocolate, heavy coffee, bourbon, subtly alcohol, superb balanced bitterness. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, bitter, subtly alcohol. Oh man, this is lovely. Full body, superb carbonation. Lovely.
MrHangover (2455) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thnx to timfoolery, shared with Benzai and DutchDrebus. 2012 edition La Tortuga edition. Pours a pitch black beer with no head on top. Aroma is vineous, loads of bourbon and oak and loads of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a lot of vineous characters as well as loads of coffee. Nice amount of booze detected. The coffee has faded a bit to the background over the years but is still present. Amazing complex, well aged beer. Great stuff.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ benzai shared by MrHangover. Something something La Tortuga. Pitch black colour with a dark brown head that doesn?t last at all. Smells bourbon, almond, sweet, slightly barley wine, some alcohol, cocoa, chocolate, wood. Tastes cocoa, roasty, quite a lot of bourbon, almond, sweet, vanilla, a hint of red wine, port wine, some alcohol, rinse appelstroop. Full body, soft carbo, velvetty.
RussianDragon (331) - - APR 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 vintage in bottle at Church Key. Pours a pitch black with cream head on rim of glass. Aroma is coffee for days along with bourbon complexity. Flavor is big and bold: coffee, bourbon, vanilla, cigar, with a clean sweet finish. Incredible.