Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from erzbierschof.ch - dark black colour with a poor chaotic foam left; aroma of licorice, cold ashes and bretts; quite full-bodied and with some acidity; bitter/acidic finish with notes of cold coffee, chocolate and licorice
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. The nose improves after warming, with chocolate coming to the forefront. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, wood, caramel. Flavor is slightly underwhelming, as the sour notes don’t really come through and the malts fall somewhat flat. An odd, boozy mouthfeel combined with cloying sweetness also detracts, as if this were a combination of porter and grain alcohol. There is a surprising level of booziness in this, even after being aged for over six months.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (thanks Eric!): Pours a rich dark color with a nice tan head. The nose is sweet and creamy with a ton of cherry and chocolate, light vanilla and molasses with a hint of spice and smoke. The flavor is mellow but full bodied and chewy; plenty more melanoidins and chewy dark malts and dried fruit. The finish is lightly spicy with a mild alcohol note. Very nice and well combined.
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, berries and wine-like barrel. Slightly tart roasted flavour with strong chocolate, a barrel note again best described as wine-like. Uniqu and very interesting
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 50cl. It pours a very dark beer with a smallish bubbly deep beige head. Indefinitely wonderful complex aroma and taste which is out of this world. Minty. A heavenly consecration. I reveled in every sip. Perhaps lemon peel, dark chocolate and horse blanket would be quite suitable for discribing some of the components of this beer. Incredible.
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leftover from the Danish summertasting in Ulfborg, kindly brought by Yngwie, thanks my friend! It’s pitch-black with a sour (in the pleasant way) and vinous aroma of berries, licorice, fruit. The flavour is light to moderately sweet with notes of licorice, sour berries, caramel, and it’s soft and pleasant.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle; batch 225 from September 2009; thanks to beerlando for the trade; pours dense black with creamy chocolate head along the edges; big nose of bakers chocolate, dry spices, vanilla cookies and burnt roast; pretty hefty flavor profile with heavy roast, chocolate, light tobacco, spicy rye, oak; silky texture with faint smokiness and spicy booze; lots of roasted malt but does maintain a relatively thin texture; fairly big beer overall, but more complex and well rounded than the standard barrel aged beer; silky, oaky almost red wine feel to it as it warms; roast mixed with sweet spice; a really nice and unique brew
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2010. Pours black with a creamy bubbly off white head. Hard roasted malts, coffee and quite ashy aroma. Flavor adds some fruit and oak. A bit tart. Quite in harmony and overall really interesting and tasty.
Pinball (10702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear very dark brown, bordering to black. small smooth light brown head
aroma is sour and acid, roasted stuff,
flavor is acid, wood, roasted stuff, this might be an acquired taste
i see the good flavors in this sour, but i am not that happy with it. balanced and well brewed though.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 6%. Citric aroma, perhaps a little Brett, no probably lacto. OK roasted. Black colour. Good brown head. The flavour is nicely sour, good woody notes, perhaps some lacto. Slightly sweet. Tastes more like a sour than porter.