madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense light Brown head . Aroma ofcocoa, dense herbs, flowers, roast. Nice. Flavour of Cocoa, roast, choco, flowers, Spice, light pine. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasted herbal bitterness. Quite Nice.
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Resin and floral hops--rich and potent
Appearance: Inky black with thick tan head
Taste: Slight sweetness balanced by a medium bitterness that fades quickly
Palate: Full body, slick oily texture, dry finish, soft carbonation
Overall: This is an interesting beer. The aroma would lead me to think tart and bitter IPA, but it’s really balanced and dry. I’m intrigued and caught off guard.
phredrik (998) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Peter and Jakob. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is dank and citrus hoppiness, sweet tea leaf and lemon oil along with a good presence of roasted malts, dark burnt caramel. Taste is similar - juicy mango and pineapple hoppiness that hides behind a massive malt profile with cocoa, burnt caramel and a good deal of sweetness. Nice hoppy leafy bitterness, pretty nice, but the maltiness is bordering stout territory.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oaz bottle. Medium tan head, cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, burnt coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast/coffee, light bittersweet chocolate.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bootle. Pours brown black with a thick frothy khaki head that fades to a sticky film and lacing. Aroma is good and rich chocolate malt and piny fruity resinous hops. Taste is more big rich creamy malt that comes off with creamy chocolate and faint vanilla with the hops subsiding with resinous pine/spruce and pungent with a velvety finish. Palate is full and creamy with a smooth chalky finish. Very enjoyable!
arkurzynski (1370) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown to black pour with off-white tan head. Sweet pine, cocoa, chocolate milk, and faint roast. Flavor is a thick, cocoa roast with a citrus and pine backing that more than matches the malt. Tangy pine bitterness to the finish.
Lukaduke (1674) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer acquired through a trade... On the nose its full of roasted malty chocolatey aromas that call your name and beg you to sip... and when that sip happens there is no disappointment.... rather a beautifully made beer full of chocolate, earth spice in the background balanced well of the piney, citrus driven hops. Good mouthfeel with a liberal amount of bubble to lean this much closer in the direction of a black ale rather than a cream heavy stout. Tasty !
_angst_ (2273) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber @ The Rover. Pours very dark wooden brown, almost black, with a frothy and creamy brownish beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, tiny sour, malty and herbal with roasted malts, wood, alcohol, lemon balm, salty liquorice candy, dark bread, pine, orange zest, grapefruit juice, vanilla fudge and subtle hints of canned mushrooms. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt wood, grapefruit juice, salty liquorice hard candy, wet soil, ash, apricots, peaches, mandarin oranges, pine, coffee, dark grapes, cocoa powder and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly smooth, round, slightly oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, roasted malts, liquorice fudge, pine, wood, grapefruit peal, fresh grass and hints of ash. Very nice...
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds canned mushrooms, salt liquorice, asphalt, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, coffee, black currant, grapefruit, pine and tropical fruits. Balanced and harmonic nose. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of green juicy hops and perfect balanced roast. The mouthfeel is soft, round and velvety with a light carbonation. Salt liquorice and super yummy hops on the finish. Medium bodied.
BoBoChamp (5014) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, new American brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex bitter brew, bitter/sweet and slightly roasted/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!