dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Gentle aroma. Clear black body. Tastes unlike any other.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Dark brown body with off white head. Smoky roasted malts aroma. Taste is a bit like a dry stout, with a touch of fruitiness and smoke. Quite nice.
Stuartyboy (344) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dobbies garden world deep black in colour taste is sweet malt slightly smokey significant flavour if berries giving a fruity sweetness smooth drinking with limited noticeable bitterness
Gurthnar (958) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog Slovensko. Aroma is malty, roasty, coffee, light chocolatey. Pours with brownish head, stable. Colour is clear dark brown. Taste is roasty with coffee and indeed berry fruitiness. There is some light malty sweetness, which is quickly taken over by medium bitterness. Stays bitter for the rest of the duration. The somewhat sourish elderberry presents itself mostly in finish, in interesting harmony with bitter roasted and coffee flavours. Nicely drinkable piece from Bros, despite a little bit higher ABV. Full body.
pcd1956 (14) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, black, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, bitter, full coffee/choclat
Keeper (233) - Milano, ITALY - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light aroma and no foam for this dark, ruby colored beer. Its sweet flavor is well balanced and enjoyable.
wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is earthy dark malts, bubble gum and a good hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is raspberries/berries, bubble gum, light tropical fruit, an undercurrent of sweetness and a tangy/tart finish.
Cristobal37 (168) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black. Thick with a little tan head. Hint of berries in the aroma, however as with the taste, it is faint. Was expecting a bit more fruit flavor but still enjoyed the rich black flavor.
ArtursKarklins (11) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[0.3 bottle, served: beer glass]
Appearance: some very dark/black look here. With dark great foam.
Aroma: Have no idea what’s the smell of elderberries in general, but I guess, it’s there in this beer aroma. Rich and very pleasant.
Taste: I know that this is classified as ale, but for me the taste is one of the best stouts I’ve ever had. Very rich and thick, with very detailed taste. And with each sip, it gets even better, I guess it’s those herbs, that’s used here, give this.
Have to try out elderberries.
RexTalionis (1986) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 11/2013. Pours dark brown in color small tan head. Light smokeyness, some garden berries some distant notes of dry hay in aroma and some chocolate as well. Dry mouthfeel, but smooth nonetheless. Bitter chocolate, some light burnt wood and perhaps some berries in taste. Superb quality in this one. Very tasty old ale and seems to be very well balanced as well. Even a bit of that berry sourness and light smokeyness in finish.