Rasmus40 (8908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Euston Tap. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and a little whisky. Flavor is quite sweet, rather bitter and slightly acidic. Dry, roasted moderate bitter and slightly acidic finish. Lacks a little power but nicely balanced. 300713
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness in York. Pours black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is sour, vinous chocolate. Med body. Flavor is sour, vinous, slightly milky chocolate. Its certainly very different. I dont know why it comes more vine than malt to me. Well, with time maybe its going a little whisky. It does have some heat. Finishes tastily sour, and hardly like an IS. It is what it is, and I wish I could try its relatives.
humlelala (813) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle from Utobeers @ Borough Market; Bottle #576 of 660) Pours black with a quickly dissipating, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, vanilla and whisky. Oily texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation and a tangy finish. Taste is a bit unusual with the tart impressions that seem to go beyond what the roasted malt could deliver. Its more likely to be either the barrel aging or something spontneous or both. However, the overall taste impression is relatively harmonic and this coupled with the fact that the beer is still being sold for 6 gbp per bottle at Utobeer makes it a natural assumption that the brever desired the tangy qualities in this beer. I think it makes it a bit strange and style-bending but isnt that what this brewery is known for? I wouldnt pay that price a seond time, though.
Koelschtrinker (9488) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Danke an Scopey. Leicht säuerlicher und rauchiger Antrunk, der von der Fasslagerung zu kommen scheint. Milde Malzigkeit, die hinter der Säure zurückbleibt. Auch sonst ist die Würzigkeit gering, das Bier eher spritzig als vollmundig, dunkel söuerlicher Abgang. Unscheinbar. 9/9/9/9/11/9
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11th March 2012
Opaque black beer with a tidy dark tan head. Crisp fresh palate, lots of minerals. Tangy dark malt with dark fruits and sourish whisky. Trace of candy fruits. Crispy finish with a tangy aftertaste and a touch of molasses.
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 540 of 660. Pours black, tan head which disappears very quickly. Aroma is chocolatey, distinct. Surprisingly acidic at first, but more balanced towards the dry finish. Flavours are chocolate and dry roast malts. Lacks body for a beer of this strength.
suprchunk (1802) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a slim layer of tan bubbles. No lacing, and barely any carbonation. Smoky malt aroma, almost like band-aids. Sour bite up front. And it sticks with the drink througout. Tart, yet sweet flavor with some whiskey flavors mixed in. Not bad.
lembeek (132) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore nero, poca schiuma evanescente. Al naso cioccolato, vaniglia, caffč, malto. Nel palato sapida, con sentori di liquirizia e note fruttate. Buona aciditą.
undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark colour, aroma is of chocolate, taste is rich and of red fruit and red wine, served at room temperature as suggested on the bottle
Leighton (8684) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruces Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Bottle 626 of 660. Pours black-brown with a medium brown, creamy head. Chocolate nose with light roast and some mild, burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor, faintly tangy with some light, fruity notes, wood and mild earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately smokey finish with some tangy, wet wood, charcoal and a bit of burnt earth. Not bad.