Niller (1082) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Voldby. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma and taste is light roasted malt, coffee notes, hint of elderberry. Smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
BBHansen (502) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ friends/the chef. Appearance: pours clear dark-brown with small short lived soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, berries,
chocolate and some herbal hints. palette: medium aroma, light to average carbonation, medium body, medium to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: Tasteful and complex dark ale.
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coarse persistent foam. Ebolum is a Traditional ale brewed with elderberry, It is black, thick and form fine lace in the glass. The aroma is most hard roasted malt but with a little ingenuity I can also track elderberry. The taste is very composed of good elements. I can trace elderberries, dark chocolate, toasted bread, caramel malt and a little coffee. Fullness is good, but the aftertaste little watery. The bitterness is absent and it has only a very small and virtually anonymous hoppy flavor towards the end. It is a very different ale to taste because it sticks out so far from expectations, but conversely, it also has many good and fantastic elements. I think it is excellent.
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty and some fruit. Taste is lightly roasty and fruity. Not bad.
jamaty (1546) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Elaborada con bayas, según receta del siglo XVI. Negra casi opaca. Casi sin espuma. Aroma muy frutal, cereza principalmente. Carabonatación muy baja, cuerpo medio y textura muy suave y cremosa. Excelente sabor, muy equilibrado entre dulce caramelo, frutas rojas y vino tinto. Amargor final muy contenido y agradable recuerdo. Muy buena.
ab29 (50) - - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown/black depending on lighting, creamy foam on top. Malty roasted, and coffee notes, with that sourness of the elderberry. smooth and silky mouthfeel, coffee and chocolate taste with the elderberry just pushing through. nice and long finish, with the malty roast lingering.
swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Liquorice, and coffee. Somewhat malty.
Appearance: Dark, almost black, brown. Light caramel head.
Taste: Malts, liquorice, and a sweet elderberry aftertaste.
Palate: Bitter at first, with a sweet aftertaste. Light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not bad. Not too strong, considering the ABV. The little elderberry kick in the aftertaste is quite nice. Otherwise, it borders on average.
Shlemophone (28) - RUSSIA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark with brown edges, a dense mocha head which disipates down slowly, minimal amount of lacing. Aroma is dark malts, treacle, elderberries. taste is earthy, brambles, soft fruits. palate is really smooth, smallest about of carbonation.
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - deep dark red with a foamy light brown head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee, biscuit, caramel and dark berries. Taste of coffee, caramel, grass, roasted malts, a little sourness and porridge. Medium body, low carbonation.
bastarda (258) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aromas of dark and milk chocolate, mild roast, vanilla, herbal, fragrant hops, and really a whiff of elderberries. Silky smooth mouthfeel, thinner towards the end, a lot of dark chocolate again, nicely balanced by vanilla/oak, herbs (majoram) and a light sourish feel and taste at the end.