SilkTork (5412) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mm corked dark glass bottle - gift from the brewer, via Chrissie. A modest but pleasant and very drinkable dark beer. A little watery in places - especially for a 5.4% dark beer - suggestive of a slow, cool fermentation. Attractive flavours - quite soft and acceptable - never challenging, but also, never quite interesting either. Probably one of the blandest dark beers you’ll have outside of a dark lager - but then it probably is a dark lager anyway.
Benzai (10383) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ home [thanks to my parents for bringing this from holiday] shared with Dutchdrebus. Almost pitch black color, when held into the light theirs a red gaze coming through. Small to medium light brown head. Smell dark malts, ash, earth and lightly smoke. Taste dark malts, slightly roasty and ash. Medium body, medium carbo. Nice one.
DutchDrebus (4803) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark brown to black color with some redness shining through. Smells roasty mostly.. Not much more, but thats not a bad thing. Tastes lovely roasty, coffee and some oatmeal aftertaste. Quite a nice stout. Medium body (not bad for its abv), nice carbo.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in the Bonte Koe, Well it’s black, very black. Nice a chocolately flavour to it with an interesting dry aftertaste.
thod (7) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brasserie des 2 caps - Maitre Brasseur : Christophe Noyon.
Dégusté le 05.06.12, DLC : inconnu . %5,4 -
Mousse : Compact, bulle epaisse en surace, tenue moyenne, couleur crème/white coffee
Robe : Noire, très sombre, très opaque aucune translucidité
Nez : Malt torréfié, céréales grillées, fumé très léger
Bouche: Faible pétillance, mais présente, effervescence, très fine bulles
Gout et Arôme : Metallique, malt grillé/brulé, malt fumé/tourbé, tenue en bouche longue, belle équilibre entre céréale et houblonnage. Belle amertume.
Appréciation personnel : très spécial dans son style, beaucoup de finesse, très légerement alcoolisé, frais et raffraichissant affichant un corp svelte mais soutenu.
Brasserie des 2 caps - Master Brewer: Christophe Noyon.
Tasted on 06/05/12, DLC: unknown. 5.4% -
Foam: Compact, thick bubble in Surace, medium hold, cream / white coffee
Colour: Black, very dark, very opaque, no translucency
Nose: Malt, roasted, toasted cereals, smoked very light
Palate: Light sparkle, but this, effervescence, fine bubbles
Taste and Aroma: Metallic, roasted malt / burned, smoked malt / peaty, long on the palate, beautiful balance between grain and hops. Nice bitterness.
Appraisal staff: very special in his style, very fine, very slightly alcoholic, fresh and refreshing display a slim but steady corp.
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall thin 33cl bottle, best before 31 Dec 2012, poured into a Westmalle chalice in Oct 2011.
Looked really great (like all beers in a Westmalle chalice): deep, deep depths of darkness a well formed and creamy looking tanned head sat proudly on top.
A French smoked beer of the finest order, the smell was peat bogs and smoked hams rolled in coal, the taste sharp, crisp and smoky, I’m impressed. Two days ago I had a rauchbier from Bamberg, this is different but equally as good if not better in my opinion. Obviously lager/pilsner based, but it hasn’t lost the firm, invigorating crispness those smoked brews from Bamberg seem too.
lager like in bodyfeel, but certainly not light or watery, just a little thin for the flavours it imparts.
Different and well made, a pleasant surprise.
humlelala (1136) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle from Brdr. D; Batch 211; BBD: December 31st 2013) Pours black with medium, creamy, toffee head. Good lace and retention. A pleasant aroma that is mostly roasted malt with perhaps some coffee notes. Creamy texture, medium carbonation, medium body with a roasted finish. Flavour is balanced and relatively dry. Neither bitter nor sweet. A pleasant and quite drinkable stout for the ABV.
Enjoyit (3610) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black of color with a small brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, coffee and weak chocolate. A flavor of roasted malt, cold coffee and dry in the finish.
MoritzF (8726) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl) Black coloured hue with a beige and tall foamy head. Moderately sweet, earthy and slightly leathery roast-malty aroma with hints of cacao and bubblegum. Mildly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dry and roasty malt-character, again with earthy and leathery notes; dry, also a bit slim roasty malty finish. Light but pleasant. 11.I.12
brnandersen (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Very dark brown colour, almost black with a big, fluffy head that left a massive lacework behind. Aroma is liquorice, coffee and a slight grassy and floral note. Taste is light bitter with roasted malts, liquorice, coffee and some very weak caramel notes. A bit thin texture for this style with a short, roasted finish.