erickok (3050) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gusher... Bold dark brown body with tan creamy head. Toffee apple, Belgian yeast, cane sugar and butter cookies. Taste offers a candy like sweetness at first, but I do like it. Some pine hops come into play later on to give a little complexity. Warming ale, much like a Belgian dubbel but more about drinkability. Worst quality label print i?ve ever seen on a beer... (50cl bottle, 5,50 EUR)
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml (Batch #300) @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Big dark looking brew with a lot of foam, tan and thick. Aromas are smokey and burnt malt with a bit of cigar smoke aslo mixed in. The flavour is intense and there is a creaminess in the mouth. You can feel the alcohol on the palate and there is a slight alcohol burn on the throat.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very deep brown colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, mild coffee, dark berries and yeast. Flavour is roasted malts, some nuttyness, mild spices, some alcohol as well as mild yeasty notes.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Farmers’ Cabinet.
Pours a very dark brown that’s almost black and nearly opaque with faint mahogany edges and a frothy two finger light beige head. Good retention slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves spots of lacing behind.
Sligtly smoky aroma with roasted malt, earthy hops and subtle vegetal presence. Hints of chocolate and coffee but mostly earthy/vegetal smelling wih subtle spice.
Medium bodied but fuller than expected with some roasted malt, earthy hop, zesty spice and nut. Slightly roasted with a earthy vegetal feel mixed with dry, bitter, earthy hops, sweet malt and boozy alcohol. Sweet yet dry finish.
Benzai (6269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Re-rate December 11th 2012. Dark brown color with a nice red glow coming through, small beige head. Smell malts, some coffee, slightly herbs, slightly hops. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly roasty, light to moderately coffee. Decent body and carbonation. Original rating: 9-4-8-5-17.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one quite recently.. It’s a nice and fresh beer. The bottle is also quite nice. If you can get this one: try it.
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, black in glass, thick creamy tanned head. Aroma has roasted barley, grain, yeasts, smoke and tar. Taste is dominated by smoke, caramel and coffee. Good malty body, but not much sweetness to find. Feel is a bit oily, works good with the smoky taste. Finish is actually quite bnitter. It’s a combo of hop and malt bitterness.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a porter, with its almost black color (64 EBC) and its dark brown foam. Smells like a few other brews from Haandbryggeriet - as they have cultivated their own yeast strainl: Apricot, malt, cereals, candy, spice rack and something I can not describe as anything other than "skunk" - a distinctive, wet and hemp-like aroma. The taste is complex and strong, fills the mouth with dried bright fruit, licorice and "skunk". A very fizzy carbonated beer, whose intensity and sheer size is almost too much. Half a litre is definitely too big a portion for me, anyway. This is a beer to share, and not just for grief.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biege large head medium to strong carbonation very dark brown pour aroma nice grain touch wheat chocolate coffee vanilla rich malts yeast goodness flavour nearly like a good stout but vanilla creamy chocolate rich liccorice yeast and wheat smoothness mild bitter grainy corn sweetness finish rich malts grain smoothness vanilla mild bitter refreshing aftertaste lovely ale