tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with Evin; Reakt, Scopey, Sim, Mes, T-Bone, Stuart @ The Kernel. Thanks to My Brewery Tap.
Mocha lacing, opaque black but redding out,, fantastic hoppy notes with huge simcoe and columbus hops on aroma, coffee, choc, cream, hazlenut, vanilla, taste is coffee roasted malt, mint choc, cream, oily, bitter, just damn good work
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 2011-03-20. Pours dark brown (almost black) with grey/brown head. Aroma is very powerful. Dominated by coffee and hops. The hops kind of tickles the nose. Taste is more coffee than hops. Strong bitterness that’s well rounded and reminds me more of coffee than of hops. Very tasty all the way around.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This shit rocks. Tons of espresso and piney hops, great bitterness, fantastic chocolate, coffee beans, not too sweet, nice cream and sugar effect, great body, nicely attenuated with sparkling carbonation. A winner for sure!
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with some light coming through. One finger of creamy light tan head. Nose shows the hop character for sure, sweet citrus rind and super green hops. Not much of the Beer Geek coming through. Too much bitterness for me, the hops on top of the dark grain and coffee is just too much. Way muddled and kind of astringent. Full bodied with a lasting bite.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Shared with JoeT in Manc. Poured jet black with a healthy looking tan head and some good laceage. Fantastic nose of piney hop goodness, roasted coffee and dark choc. The flavour didn’t disappoint either as all of the above elements came together in a superb medley that was a pleasure to drink. The heavyweight hop bitterness works a treat and this is excellent stuff I need to get more of.
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gusher! Opened the bottle and watched as a volcano of dark brown came pouring out. Got it into the glass and a huge head of dark tan laid on top of a dark opaque brown almost black.
Hoppy! Hops on top of chocolate. Hops on top of maltiness. A sweet smell, almost caramel. It’s hard to smell anything else over the big hops.
Floral, grapefruit, roasty. It is much like an IIPA with some roasted malts thrown in. Very different, but very good.
Big carbonation tones down the thickness that would be present otherwise. The hops stick to the mouth with the sweet malty nectar.
Very drinkable in not so big quantities. The hops would tire the tongue if I drank more than a bottle of this in a session.
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a fine head. Aroma: coffee and chocolate. Taste of hop, roasted malts and chocolate. bitter with high carbonation.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Pub. Dark brown, fluffy hazelnut head, really nice! Malt, chocolate and citrus aroma, tastte is roasted, licorice, coffee and hops, bitter finish with the dry hopped grassy end. A BGB with added late hops really, want more of this one!
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is smoke, some dark chocolate, later almonds, bitter hops, feel is broad, carb is mediumweak, taste is sour coffee acids, some bitter chocolate, wood
Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big and lasting greyish brown head. Aroma is sweet, hard roated malt, light burnt, coffee and extremely hoppy, pine and grapefruit. Flavor is rather sweet and the finish is very bitter. 080111