Idiosynkrasie (3585) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Opaque black with very small, brown, lasting, lacing head. Dark malty aroma with notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, additional overtones of floor or shoe polish and leather. Taste is similar, a constant battle between the heavy, sweet side, that is in trouble to establish itself, and the at last preponderant lighter, dry one.
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Boreft Beer Festival ’12, Bodegraven: Very black coloured brew with almost no head. Taste of coffee and choclate and it have medicinal appearance.
PotjeBier (1583) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle (too cold!) @ Borefts ’12. Black color, no head. Aroma’s: chocolate, sweet, earth/funky, also roast retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet, funk, chocolate. Strong alcohol feel, burning (like there was chili in it). Medium body. Finishes slightly dry, wood, medium bitter.
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black very small head. A good mixture of coffee and chocolate. Something pleasant inside, slightly booze, not bad at all.
gyllenbock (4398) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Also licorice and some spices. I liked this, complex beer with a lot of flavours. The body was full. A tasty collaboration.
rougeau13 (1942) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with a very slight brown head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, roast, and mild licorice and smokey notes. Very rich, coffee, chocolatey, slightly smokey tasting. Nice bitterness to go along with the richness and easy spiciness. Full bodied and smooth; booze well hidden.
Borresteijn (4541) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BBF’12. Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of pure chocolate, smooth coffee, hard roasted malts, some green peppers. Flavour is superb coffee, moccha, lots of great chocolate, hard roasted malts, firm burning pepper note that suits the beer really well, more chocolate, bitter finish. Fullbodied, soft mouthfeel. Great stuff.
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Dark brown, small tan head. Creamy, chocolate. Hazel nuts. Full bodied, syrupy. Good! Better than the Wiskey Rodeo as well. (On tap at Borefts 2012)
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Borefts. Dark brown color, brown edge head. Aroma of burnt espresso, licorice. Taste is coffee, chocolate, spice. Tasty, but it’s hard to beat the original.
kermis (4751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Borefts. Pours dark brown with a ring beige head. Aroma of massive coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, some licorice and molasses. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.