vanelst (152) - AUSTRIA - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and plums. Taste is really weird: sour/bittersweet with a long lasting roasted coffee and malt taste. Certainly an interesting brew, not at all what I expected, but quite unbalanced and thus far out. I still enjoyed it somehow.
Hanoi (397) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is sugary latte, roast, a little hazelnut,slight chocolate, very appealing. The taste is not as good as the nose plum, sugar, toasted malts, milk, a slightly sour lemon tone in the mid pallet which is not well integrated.
An uneven beer, with a great nose but some odd falvours in the mix.
abemorsten (2768) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear deep mahogany body and a light brown film. Toasted caramel and cardboard on the nose. Sweet, papery with roasted tones. Medium bodied.
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ebony, beige head. Sweet aroma of dark toffee, plums and dates. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted barley balanced with bitterness.
Holmen1 (2485) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,45 flaske ombord på Fridtjofen, rbhd, april-14: aroma og smak av tjære, tobakk, kaffe, sjokolade. God men søtlig stout.
Lore (1072) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep dark colour, dense, creamy grey-ish beige head, which lasts forever; slightly weak aroma of coffee and plum, maybe some chocolate, as well; taste of chocolate, coffee, plum, some ginger, hints of tobacco and maybe some vanilla; excellent taste, less intensive and complex aroma - anyway, still very good
dynamiteninja (1513) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium off white head. Pretty good retention. Black body. Plums, red fruit, corn, aniseed, dust, boiled vegetables, bubblegum, resin. Bittersweet with some lactic sourness. Soft mouthfeel. Full bodied. Dry finish.
Davros (1947) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a large dark tan head.
Aroma of cola syrup, very sweet smelling. Some dark chocolate liqueur and softer roasted malt. Pretty wierd.
The sweetness carries through as a flavour, presumably that’s the sorghum. Some bitter roast a bit later but the sweetness is overpowering. A fair bit of booze in the finish.
Could use more carbonation.
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from N London supermarket. Caramel, malty and licorice in the aroma/taste. Pours black with tan head. Reasonable
Borresteijn (4686) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from an Indian toko. Made with wheat according to the label, no word of sorghum. Black, beige head. Aroma of coffee and cream, Madeira wine, oxidisation, juniper, burnt liquorice, ash, tobacco. Flavour of Madeira wine, ash, something sour, berries, burnt liquorice, ashy bitter finish with a fruity sour touch. Medium-bodied. Not bad, just a bit weird.