tderoeck (5529) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24/X/14 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: XI/2016 (2014-1246) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige irregular head, unstable, non adhesive, dissipates quickly. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, dried fruits, bourbon, vanilla notes, mocha, coffee, earthy. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, bit sweet, caramel, slightly peated, sourish touch, some alcohol. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, bit sour, hoppy touch, metallic, bit dirty, something off.
Garrold (2018) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, dark, ruby red. Thin halo of tan, for a head. Smoky, treacly, bonfire toffee. Milk chocolate. Light woodiness. Taste is cocoa sweet. Light dry. Light, smoky bitter. Palate is a bit thin, in comparison to the big aroma and flavour. Finishes treacle sweet, with a woody, dry close.
AndresTM (338) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is black with virtually no head. The aroma is molasses, toffee, some old furniture, dark fruits, roasted barley, and a bit of soil. The alcohol is initially undetectable but grows more evident by the time the beer reaches its ideal temperature. The taste is sweet with some roasted bitterness. Earthy hops show up toward the end. The palate is medium with very slight carbonation, but certainly not flat. Maybe not as special as the number 18 suggests, but still lovely.
SVD (705) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, Black beer wit no head, aroma whiksy, wood, smoke. Taste is whisky, wood, sweet, malts. Nice, maybe a bit too sweet... meh still good
Joakgust (1010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice and coffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, smokey chocolate, licorice and coffee. Wow, this is really great.
Gregus (356) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beczka; barwa czarna, piany brak. Aromat s?odki, czekoladowy, lakieru wi?niowego, pralin alkoholowych, wanilii, drewna, suszonych owoców. W smaku s?odkie, czekoladowe, czu? drewno i whisky, suszone owoce. Alkohol ?wietnie ukryty.
puren (125) - POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piana średnia, opada do zera; Aromat czekolady słodkiej z wiśniami, pralinowy; Smak jak aromat i lekko alkoholowy; Odczucie - oleiste, osiada na podniebieniu i języku. Wchodzi gładziutko. Pycha.
fiammanghilla (701) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia 50 cl @ the old fishing shack pub.
Nera con schiuma fine non troppo persistente.
Torrefatta, legno e affumicato un po stantio.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
tmrmwel (1121) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a small airy mocha head. Aroma is mellow roasted malts with cocoa, coffee and wooden barrels, as well as smoke and leather. Medium to creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with cocoa and clear notes of whisky barrels, as well as notes of earth, tobacco, dark fruits and molasses.
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La fira de Sabadell. Black colour with tan head. Whisky, wood aroma. Whisky, wood taste, slightly roasted and sweet. Medium to full body. I expected some peatiness.