achtungpv (223) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a ruddy thin head. Light silky mouth feel. Sour red wine up front with mellow lingering hops. A really good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Atom (1547) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with an enormous light tan head. Sweet vinous red aroma, grapes, mild oak, and chocolate. Sweet wine taste, berries and grapes, with underlying sweet chocolate and vanilla oak. Very tasty!!
Martinus (3310) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light wine, wood. Light sour flavour, light sweet malts, coffee, red wine. Finish wine, wood, roasted malts.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bedankt voor het delen, Joris!)
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Zzt’11. Black color with a beige head. Smells roasty, chocolat, sweet. Tastes sweet, chocolat and a bit wine.
Benzai (9320) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ZZT XI. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, indeed wine influences present. Taste malts, roasted malts, winey. Doesn’t really match very well. Or blend very well I should say. Sourish finish coming from the wine I presume. Not really my thing.
DutchDrebus (4421) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ ZZT11. Pitch black with a medium sized light brown head. Smells sourish, red wine, meh. Tastes slightly red wine, dark malts, roasty, brandewijn. Slightly weird. Medium body, nice carbo.
GlasgowTAD (206) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in a trade from ant_wailes, cheers! Pours jet black with a huge mocha head that fills half the glass, had to wait for it calm down before pouring the rest of the bottle. Aroma is full of rich chocolate and roast coffee notes as well as sweet toffee. Taste is slightly tart grape and sour berries at first, followed by dark chocolate, rich cocoa and a slightly sweet medium-long finish. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.
BRW (1215) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, fruity, wine aroma. Sweet, roasted, coffee, chocolate, fruity, wine taste. Medium to full body.
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle acquired as an extra via trade on BA. Thanks! Pours a deep blackish red hue, an opaque body with some midnight ruby brown glow hitting the very edges. A nice touch with big cakey fluffy brownish head atop. Good retention as a firm larger crown with solid lacing offered. Aromas show cocoa and vanillin, firmer oak meets red wine, grape must and a bit of acidity. Toast, roast, fluffy silky chocolate, caramel and a creaminess hits the nostrils. Some dustings of subtle spice, earth. Initial is fuller bodied but not thick, some decent cocoa and oak, touches of roast and toast mingle with some flourishes of red wine, vanillin and red grapes. A bit of odd grape candy (Read: Fake Grape) sneaks in, perhaps a touch of cola and carmelized malts peek through that firm but not overwhelming red wine barrel. Touches of cocoa, oak, some silky slick malts into the middle. That grape candy flavor keeps poking in a bit, mingling with wet oak, dark fruit and touches of plum as we hit the turn. Some more toastiness, roast as we turn. Some tannic oak, a bit dry and barrel driven as we finish up. Lingering touches of bitterness and roast, some lingering malts, barrel, and again a firm but not overwhelming barrel influence and flavor. This works for me.. Turns a bit odd for a minute there but a solid nose, great pour and nice beer overall that flows well, offers some nice flavor albeit a bit one dimensional overall.
simont1 (334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly tart currant nose with an ash and licorice background. Light smoke, vanilla, iron-like sourness, which doesn’t seem to belong there at all. This seems like a decent stout destroyed by bad barrel aging.
ansalon (1676) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a massive mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, funk, red berries, muscovado sugar. Taste is chocolate, funk, coffee, red berries and muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation.