cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre-ZBF ... thanks to phil L ... deep black ,,, thin tan lacing ... odd fruity wood ... roast malt nose ... soft fruits ... nice soft roast ... easy drinkin.
Fin (6934) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Had this at Pre ZBF March 5th 2010, big thanks to Phil L for bringing this along. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. The aroma is a touch musty but there is very definately some apple and a little coffee, also bit woody and vanilla, its soft in the mouth, and the barrel ageing shows with some spirity flavour’s starting to make their presence felt. Bloody nice stuff. A7 A4 F7 P3 Ov14 3.5 Had this again
Bottle from Beer Merchants and consumed 24.12.10 Pours black with a few stray bubbles I served it a little cold at first but it warmed up and was significantly better. Chocolate, liquorice, vanilla combine with a wonderful appley fruitiness. Slightly oily sheen and body also oily. Wonderful roasty bitterness sits across the roof of the mouth. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Fluffy brown head. Sweetness, roast, light chocolate and alcohol in the aroma. Flavour or roast, sweetness, brown sugar and light fruits. Medium bodied. Dry. Roasty bitterness in the end. Thx Phil for sharing.
Theis (12550) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2009) at Pre-ZBF 2010 (Thanks). Black - light brown head. Burned, roasted, sweetness, fruity, apples, licorice, nice hoppy, light wooden, grassy, caramel, dried, fruits. Smooth body.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PreZBF 2010, thanks.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel and droed fruits with roasted notes and notes of alcohol.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66 cL bottle, courtesy of Phil. Pours pitch black with a small slight off-white head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Solid roasted malty flavoured mixed with a light wooden and fruity note. Smooth and elegant composition. Mild citric touch into a smooth roasted finish.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, dark chocolate, hops and overripe fruits. Flavour had roasted malt, oak, vanilla and sherry notes. Finished sweet and full.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours black with a beige long lasting head. Very nice nose. Aromas of apples, chocolate, wood, spices, very vinous. Flavours of dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, baked apples, coffee, malts. Smoky, sweet mouthfeel. Finishes malty, fruity, slightly bitter with a gentle alcohol burn. Good stuff.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easy drinking, moderate body, slightly apple-y, vinous/sherry flor notes. Black/ruby hues, amber/tan head, with soft carbonation. Slight woodsiness from the oak barrels. very balanced. Not thick monster barrely beer, and great to see use of local casks.