kapusil (437) - HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cherry, caramel and elderberry. Taste of cocoa, cherry, elderberry and caramel. Very nice.
mzaar (1208) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska köpt @ Edinburgh Castle Shop. Svart med medelstort moccafärgat skum. Arom av rostat kaffe, röda bär, citrus. Precis som i doften känner jag inget av flädern. Här är det choklad, espresso, lakrits, citron som dominerar. Mjuk och lätt kolsyrig munkänsla.
ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Smooth milk chocolate malt, fruity berry notes and herbal bitterness make up the aroma. There is sharp, tart berry flavour up front, with a touch of herbal bitterness from the bog myrtle coming in next. These flavours lead nicely into a smooth, slightly sweet malt body, with plenty of milk chocolate flavour. The berry flavour reappears in the finish and lingers as an aftertaste. Elderberries seem to work very well as a bittering agent, and blend nicely with the dark malt flavours, giving this beer a unique feel.
ghendrix (60) - Cardiff, WALES - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a thin brown head. Nose is chocolate malts and berries. The sour/sweet mix of the choc, caramel and berries is a really pleasant flavour. There’s a slightly floral quality to it. Smooth dark choclate bitterness and the fruit take over the medium-length finish. Medium body and fairly slick mouthfeel. It’s a very lovely beer.
DrSilverworm (3993) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle from Dilly Cafe, for $2.50. Best by date reads "June 2012". Sucks that it’s so old, but I’ve never seen this one anywhere else so I picked it up without much hesitation. Very dark brown / red clear color. Thin tan head. Nose has some dark chocolate, balanced nicely with dark, lightly tart rich chocolaty earthy berry flavor, lasts long into the aftertaste. Much better flavor than expected. Medium-plus body. Smooth, sort of soft, lighter carbonation, lightly dry texture, but satisfyingly full. Good mild bitter taste, moderate bitter sweet. Surprisingly good, unique ale. Only a hint of oxidization in the background, doesn’t spoil the beer at all.
TET (1294) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A colablack beer with a weak and blond beige head. The nose is interesting, roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and clearly dark berries. Taste of smooth roastiness and mocha, herbs and hint of chocolate. After stronger flavours, a slightly berry taste in the end. Medium bodied, low carbonation, quite smooth. Interesting, smooth and enjoyable beer, for me the unknown elderberry gives a mild, but interesting flavours into this beer.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent piwo with some dark chocolate in the back. Also some sour aromas of strawberries. Quaffy, full bodied and quite a nice one. Bit too heavy in the end.
McTapps (2315) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Actually I expected something quite good and really nice, but it was a rather big dissapointement. Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark black with light red hints colour, fast disappearing head and medium to thin body. Nose of malt and roast. Taste of dark roasted malt, woods, leaves, burnt caramel and nuts. Hints of smoke. Not easy to drink, too smokey for me. Below average.
jeremyh70 (494) - Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque brown with two fingers of khaki head with god retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malty with some chocolate and noticeable berry scent. Taste of roasted malt with a grape and vinous flavor. Small amount of chocolate and alcohol spiciness. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium/full body and medium carbonation. Finishes smooth with small amount of sweetness. A good beer with stout flavors and mouthfeel with a perceptible but not overpowering grape flavor. It’s is my kind of fruited beer. Very good.
lusikka (4974) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, tart berries, English toffee and bilberry muffins. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet English toffee, tart-ish berries, grass and some dry biscuity notes. Light bodied, thin silky smooth mouthfeel and a dry, sweetish, berryish finish. A bit too thin.