jmgreenuk (4018) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Deanoís monthly tasting, September 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is weak yeast. The flavour is weak bitter with a yeasty pumpkin palate. Pastrami?
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the Press Deanís Button tasting. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is big herbal, major herbal, more pumpkin but certainly no pastrami and rye. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ press Deanís button tasting. Aroma is huge cinnamon and other spices. Pumpkin and winterspices all over. Flavour is liquorice, spices. Flavour is way better then the aroma.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is spicy, floral, herbal, pepper and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medicinal.
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [from trade with Fonefan] shared @ "Press Deans button tasting". Opaque dark brown color, small beige head. Smell sweetness, herbs and spices. Taste malts, herbs and spices, sweetness, mint, peppery. Donít like the aroma at all but the taste is better than expected. Medium body and carbonation.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured reddish brown with a frothy head. Aroma of spices, not a lot else. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt and mixed spice.
deanso (5025) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared @ JMDST
thin off white head. Clear black pour. Lots of herbs. Interesting brew.
Idiosynkrasie (3590) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy to creamy, diminishing, minimally lacing, tan head. Herbal and spicy aroma with a soapy touch, coriander and ginger predominate, cinnamon and mustard seed are identifiable, bath salt character overall. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, extremely spicy and herbal, dominating ginger and coriander note, some clove, cinnamon, nutmeg; slightly soapy touch from the ginger. Peppery finish, sticky palate, oily texture, soft carbonation. Slightly overdone but still working. Would like to taste it without ginger, i.e. the soapy note.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
from Erzbierschof - very dark beer with no head retention; heavily spicy nose (pepper and nutmeg come to mind), full-bodied and very sweet; slightly dry and long hugely spicy finish; sharp - very cloying and not my thing
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Shared with jaghana. It pours a dark beer with a small head. Ginger in the nose. Nice sweetness. Balanced. Lots of things going on. Plenty of character. Delicious and very interesting.