WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with beige head. Nose of berry, smoky malt, wood. Flavour is berry, citrus, smoke comes in at the finish, along with coffee. This is a really well balanced beer. Feels a bit bigger than 6.7% but I guess that’s just from the smoke. These guys are really solid with the smoke and never go too far; I’m definitely a fan.
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with thick, off-white and creamy head. Smell has lots of smoked malts, coffee and come citrussy hops. Starts with strong roasted malts, bitterish coffee notes and some fruity hops. Overall surprisingly mild! The middle part is more hoppy, with some citrus and grapefruit, paired with roasted coffee and some chocolate. Goes into a coffee’ish and roasty finish with lots of citrussy hops!
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of control head over black pour. Aroma of malt, light choco, little funk. Body is foamy and medium oily, Dry hoppy end. Taste is malty hoppy, liilte dark fruit and some booze. Ok.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with some light shining through and a massive light brown head which slowly shrinks but leaves lace all up the glass. Aroma is fruity, roasted malt, sweet maltiness, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is dry roasted malts, chocolate, notes of coffee, dark dried fruits, medium bitterness and a
Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a big fluffy brown head and tons of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet dried fruity aromas and smoke. Taste is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet fruits and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is dry, moderate carbonation and a balanced bitterness throughout.
Gorm (1726) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farve med lyst beige skum. Lukt av bitter tjære, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av karamell, lakris, krydder og malt. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En duft av tjære og mald. Dyp sort farge. Kremet gulbrunt skum som dekker. smak av lakris og litt karamell.
Garlic_of_Doom (558) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bergen, thanks to Sis and her fiance for getting me this!
Pours black with a thick, small bubbled beige head.
Aroma is much like a porter; roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some sweet notes, faint smoke and leather and that familiar Haandbryggeriet smell.
Taste is sweet at first, then bitter and roasted, has some citrus, chocolate and subtle smoke and yeast at the end.
Mouth feel is dry, medium body and carbonation.
After taste is citrusy and bitter.
Tastes more like a well hopped porter than an CDA/Black IPA but it’s really nice nonetheless.
AgnesBrygghus (65) - Stavern, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantastisk røykeøl fra haandbrygeri. Ikke for mye røyksmak men veldig godt balansert. Denne hadde passet bra til en litt kraftig ost. Anbefales
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from Utobeer, 23/08/13.
Opaque light black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is smoke, light medicinal angle, dark toffee, tar, Ronseal.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate notes, dark toffee, molasses, hoppy presence.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roasty finish with light hop bitterness.
Nice work but coming across more as a smoked stout than a CDA!