mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Warpigs, pre-CBC. Dark, with a beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, cherries. Medium bodied.
Guruhso (383) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at warpigs. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and smokey notes. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter with a long duration. The body is full and the texture is creamy. Nice one.
Plovmand (7848) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Warpigs, Hill Farmstead Day. It pours jet black with a firm beige head. The aroma is quite roasted with chocolate and tar notes. Smoked roasted flavor with licorice and tar notes.
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Grain, rye, rye bread, some chocolate, bread and roasted malts. Very bready beer and I like it.
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, rye bread, syrupy notes and earthiness. Taste is roasty, earthy and heavy with syrup, licorice and rye bread. Finish is malty, earthy and slightly roasty with loads of rye bread, hints of licorice and syrup. Heavy with rye notes.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a NYC-tasting at jredmonds place. Deep brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted cocoa and licorice flavor, peat, dark chocolate, fruity notes, brown sugar, some coffee. Dark chocolate flavor, licorice, peat, soot, coffee, brown sugar, warming alcohol, some figs. Nice complex beer, maybe slightly too much peat.
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Paul, Vinny and Max. Pours a deep darkish brown body with medium to large tan head. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of rich smokey peat, round malt, burnt caramel. No distracting alcohol, well executed, balanced stout.
JohnGalt1 (1662) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle tonight at the tasting at SteveOJ’s.. Pours dark mahogany brown with red highlights when held to a light.. meaty smoky notes on the nose translate perfectly to the palate... beef jerky and peat smoky notes.. umami is the name of the game here.... Painfully average, nothing new here.
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Steve. pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is roast malts smoke and some sweetness. Taste is more of the heavy roast smoke.
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color porter with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light coffee notes is quite nice. Taste is a nice mxi between some roasted malt, light lactose notes with some nice dry floral coffee notes with light smoky undertones. Body is light with good carbonation. Great beer and nice balance to avoid the smoke notes form overshadowing the other flavours.