thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ushi-Tora. Almost black with a creamy little beige head. Roasted malts aroma. Flavours are roasted with some milky sweetness. Good, if slightly sweet.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a large rocky beige head. Aroma is cidery and tart, some apples and malt, contamination. Flavor is astringent, bitter, fruity wih some roast. Definitley contaminated. Over carbonated and thin.
944play (342) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml in weizen glass. Deep brown with towering, frothy tan head. Dry, dusty, sour, woody, and slight chocolate aroma. Watery, slightly sour, abrasive, and aggressive carbonation. Phenolic band-aid burps. Wild yeast spoilage, eww. Drainpour.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. Pours dark, but it’s ruby where the light comes through. Head is a huge 4+ finger tan - see the picture! Aroma of smooth burnt toast. Not the harsh version. Medium body with lots of frothy carbonation. Flavor is pretty hoppy over dark burnt malt - but smooth - not at all harsh. It finishes more chocolate than not. Coffee pops out after awhile.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a dark black body with a rather large fizzy dark brown head that took a good long while to settle. The nose is dry roasty malt with a bit of coffee and a light hint of hops. The flavor is dry with a very distinct brett influence that almost dominates more than the roastiness. Minimal light bitterness up front, but the finish is a funky brett and chocolate mixture that’s really quite pleasing. The body is fairly light and airy, which is somewhat due to the brett infection I think. Lots of micro fine fizzy carbonation. This was quite obviously infected, but rather "clean" in that it only tastes like brett infection. Very much reminds me of one of Bullfrog’s "Kegs Gone Wild" beers. We need more Stouts and Porters intentionally dosed with brett.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at puzzl’s New Year’s Eve 2009: Deep brown pour with a thick khaki head. Evident infection in the aroma- nondescript tartness with cheesy notes and underlying mocha (you can tell the malt character was decent prior to the infection). Gritty, over-carbonated on the palate. The flavor is also nondescript tartness with a dry cheesy presence. Some late soft roast. Seems like it was decent- perhaps this brewer has sanitation issues in their bottling system.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Smells like diapers. Not dirty diapers, but like the chemical they use in diapers to absorb the piss. Nice pour, at least. The flavor is very carbonic, thin, and flimsy, with a mild roast character. Not horribly offensive like the aroma but certainly not welcome in my mouth.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, creamy cap of tan head.. looked great in the glass. The aroma picked up toasty chocolate and black patent malts accented by earth and a pinch of spicy anise.. very well balanced. The flavor found anise and black patent primarily at the core, with earthy bitterness and some husk-inspired acidity around.. OK, but not greatly enjoyable. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. a bit sour and somewhat oxidized at times.. just an OK feel and flow. This started out great, but went downhill as it progressed.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours translucent blackish brown with a large and lacy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted nuts and a hint of caramel. Medium body, lightly sweet dark chocolate, coffee and cookie dough taste with bittersweet coffee finish.
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50clBott @ Mondial de la biere Strasbourg Disappearing bubbly faint roasted nose.
Nice licorice burnt malt bitterness with hops well balanced in.
Thin body but a nice lingering finish.