imdownthepub (10291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, Gt London. Black with tan head. Dark, burnt, dry malts giving out an almost cocoa powder, Belgian chocolate flavour. Bitter with a smoky edge. Very interesting beer.
EdKing (1875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours black, opaque, huge huge foaming off white head. Nose is citrous hop fruity, lemon, and lime zest. In the background there’s chocolate and ale notes. Taste is roasted malt, minerally stout notes, dark chocolate, and quite a bit of bitter citrous hops. Finish is lingering citrous hop, coffee and roasted malt bitterness.
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ruby black, fluffy off-white head. Hedgerow fruit nose and bramling cross blackcurrant flavour with a hint of compost. Long roast barley finish. Sprightly carbonation. Not much sign of chocolate.
PotjeBier (1694) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask @ In De wildeman. Almost black color, no head. Aroma’s of fruit, cocoa, raisin, roast. Flavor is slightly sweet, chocolate, upcoming bitterness. Very little carbonation. Finishes dry and rather bitter with hints of cocoa.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate with a smokey and winy touch. Flavour of malts and hops: heavily bitter, lightly sweet. Very interesting. I think this is one of the first beers I had that combine chocolate malts and hops as well as this one. Very nice.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy black colour (opaque is the word I believe), small cream head. Malty aroma, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Rather dry and creamy, light carbonation. Flavour quite bitter chocolate, vanilla, rather light, where are the roasted malts so prominent in the aroma?
(Draught -gravity- @ Borefts ’11)
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Pitch black, opaque color. Small off-white head. Smell coffee, roasty, bitter, chocolate. Taste coffee, not much roastyness, bitter and chocolate. Low carbonation, low body.
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Borefts Festival 2011, Bodegraven NL. Pitch black, opague with a small, chunky off-white head. Smells chocolate, roasty and vanilla. Tastes chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, reminds me of guinness, but this has more taste. No carbo, full body.
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours black with small bubbles on top. Chocolate, fruit and vague roast. Smooth and dry. Well made and pleasant!
GothGargoyle (1215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Borefts 2011. Dark cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is chocolate pudding with a subtle hint of coffee. Very thin on the palate with very little flavour. Some taste of chocolate and mocha. Somewhat disappointing.