worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
As black as Batman with a brown, lasting, frothy, slides off the glass head. Deep smell of liquorish, with soft roast, and dark chocolate. Thin frothy body. Tastes of dark malt, chocolate, raisin, and light ash. Aftertaste is a bit off. It smells great but the taste is a bit disappointing by comparison. But it still very nice.
kermis (11005) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s birthday tasting thanks to Zer0. Pours near black with a brown head. Aroma of big coffee, dark chocolate and roast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a lacy brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruits, raisin and chocolate. Medium bitter. Medium body and average carbonation.
deanso (8988) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle shared, courtesy of Zer0 @ Dean’s Birthday tasting.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely porter.
olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 30.05.2013. BBE 30.05.2014.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is quite roasty and malty, some chocolaty notes and coffee also. Flavor of cocoa powder, some roasted malts, mild vanilla and faint fruity notes. Soft carbonation, somewhat thin body, chocolaty creamy palate with a subtle bitter finish.
Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small to average, creamy, half-lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, hints of coffee, burnt toast, nougat, tea flavour overtones. Taste is dry dark malty, minimally roasty, hints of black tea come close to minimally tart, soapy, astringent; smooth, soft palate.
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at LBA event. It pours near black with a bubbly beige head. The nose is rich roasted malt, coffee, earth, liquorice and black tea. The taste is roasted malt, earth, liquorice, burnt toast, black tea and moderate bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. The tea comes through pretty well. Rather flavoursome stuff!