Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting. Vintage 2011. Big thanks to Gunnar himself for this one! Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose is all torched earth, leather fruits, tar and baking cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with burnt wood, bittersweet chocolate and prominent earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots of dirt, char and bitter cocoa. Decent.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite black. The aroma is rich, with lots of chocolate, rich earthy, slightly hoppy nose. Inky, soft, fruity, intense dark chocolate, lots of acidity (dark orchard fruit). Good strong porter.
mR_fr0g (4810) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at CBC clerkenwell at the Gunnar Tasting. Aroma is sweet, metalic, creamy caramel. Dark caramel coloured pour with thin light tan head. Flavour is caramel, roasty malts and sweetish finish. Sticky sweet palate and lingering roast.
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell cheers to Gunnar. Pours very dark brown with a small khaki head leaving nice lacing. Nose is all about the ash and liquorice. Big charry undertones throughout with mild aniseed and a nice hint of cream. Dry and slightly powdery finish. Nice stuff
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 75cl PBFVIII
Opaque black color, tiny brown head. Ashy malts, some licorice and coffee. Full-bodied. Low carbonation. Sticky, lots of licorice and alcohol. Lingering hoppy and alcoholic bitterness. Quite nice.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate starts smooth but turns minerally crisp. Smooth dark malts. Nice dark chocolate. Whisper of cream. Finishes light and dry. Pretty light and tasty!
Countbeer (5043) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Palme: Vintage 2011: Cool label: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium to smaller sized ashy beige foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of liquorice, nettle, manure, hops, honey, spices (alcohol), coffee, cream, marzepin, cookies and some good roasty tones.
Flavours of honey, oatmeal, chocolate, mocha, bitters, spices, roast, leaves, malts, ash, liquorice, spices (alcohol), some coal, light vinous, light coffee and some sweet tar ish tones.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, spices, plants, roast, chocolate and ash.
Low carbo, soft creamy more oily mouthfeel, full bodied and an oily texture.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,25l bottle @ home:
Heilt flat. Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, mørk sjokolade, kaffi, salt lakris, rosin, mørkt kandisukker, karamell, sitrus og soya. Rund sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, sjokolade, mørkt kandisukker, kaffi, alkohol, lakris, rosin, sitrus, soya. Litt lite fylde, god bitterhet som set litt. God, men treng nokk ein del lagring.
oh6gdx (21929) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, mild toffee, and some slight acidic notes. Flavour is coffee, some toffee and a bit toasted notes. Quite tasty.
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2012 @ PBF VIII. Batch 259, BBE 2014
Aroma has cocoa, some dark chocolate. Flavour has salty licorice, hay notes, soy sauce and some herbal notes. Too thin and salty but nice anyway.