TheCellarer (26) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle bought by Rune at Bodø Vinmonopol and brought to Beer session XVIII in Tromsø 030112. Silver neck champagne-like bottle with original giftwrap label. Full black body with a massive tan head and rocky lacing. Flavour is well put together, sweet and smells of dark chocolate malts and some spices including anise. Flavour akin to aroma with good balance between bitterness and sweetness. Fills the mouth well. Some more time fermenting in the bottle probably would not hurt, but still very good.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Max at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a deep black with a deeply tanned beige head. Roast and cocoa on the head, chocolate and musky smoke. Still some hoppy aromas peeking through, chocolate, roast and cocoa. Cigarette and ash, toast and roast. Medium body, chocolate, roast, and ashy cocoa. Long bitter roast finish, choc full of cocoa and roast. Lots of earthy bitterness.
gunnfryd (9298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffe, smoked, roasted malt., hop, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, smoked, coffee, roasted, smoked , malt, hop, sugar, chocolate. full body. Very nice beer.
Beersiveknown (2101) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewdog AGM.
Thick, dark, rich, golden brown head, coffee, treacle, chocolate
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewdog ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... chocolate roast nose... dark meaty malts ... dark roast ... dark berries ... big chocolate ... quite a lot of alcohol ...
Lilja (1206) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doft av dillchips, peppar , söt och rund, upphettade sågspån. Doften lovar mer än vad smaken lovar. Syrlig smak av dillchips. 6p av 10 på Julölsprovningen 2011.
Dazz3 (1422) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a huge brown head. Smells coffee, roasted malt. Tastes coffee, roasted malt with a burned coffee finish.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown/black pour with creamy tan head. nose is faintly smokey and herbal. chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and lots of herbal bitterness light watery body but with a creamier bitter finish.
Plovmand (6023) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a fluffy tan head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel, roasted malt, light spices and hops. The flavour is chocolate malty with notes of bitter hops and tobacco and has a long sweet roasted finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a large, pillowy, beige head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a mélange of fudge, vanilla, toasted nuts, winter spices – cinnamon, among others – and a splash of espresso. Medium to full-bodied and sand-papery with soft carbonation. The flavor expresses charcoal, dark chocolate, a smooth blend of spices and herbs, and a hint of cardboard – possibly mild oxidation. Carbonic, astringent, Mojave-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!