rosenbergh (7078) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. #239. BB 08/01/15. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Black colour with a big foamy off-white head.
The aroma is rich with dry hops, mild bitterness, cocoa powder, tobacco and milk chocolate. The flavour is also very interesting with hoppy dryness and moderate bitterness, malt, citrus, mild tobacco and roasty darkness. Quite nice. Extremely tasty for a 2.9% brew. It’s quite obvious it’s a bit thin.
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Southern, Edinburgh. Black colour, some beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with some coffee. Fruity notes also. Hoppy aftertaste. Good for this low ABV.
c0fein (220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail
Deep brown colour with a fuckin huge head. Nice one with this ABV.
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: At the brewery.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: A bit sour, roasted malt, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Mild malt, some citrus, a bit of pine.
Desverger (2164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewery during RBESG 2014 - black pour with small off white head. Roasted malty and citrus fruity aroma and taste, with some dark dried fruits, very good.
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(keg) murky ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of treebark, earth and tobacco, with a hint of roasted malts and burnt coffee powder. flavour is mostly burnt malts and ash, with a faint hint of peat smoke, more tobacco and a light herbal-hoppy finish. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Benzai (8548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery. Dark brown color, small off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, way way more fruity than I had expected, slightly roasty in the back of your throat, but otherwise hops and fruitiness. Probably the first dark beer that really tastes like a pale ale. Nicely done.
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Redchurch during the RBESG 2014. It pours deep brwon with a small white head. The nose is toasty, earth, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits and candied citrus peel. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, toast, earth, caramel, peppery citrus, coffee and dried fruits with a dry finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Packs a lot of flavour for the abv. Very nice.
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewery. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Nose of blackberries, citrus and red berries. Dark fruit explosion in the flavour with a hint of strawberry jam. Goes down nicely.
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Dark roast, coffee and hoppy fruit. Deep cloudy dark brown with a decent white head. Roasty, hoppy and coffee in the finish. Although alight body, big flavours that almost put this int Black IPA. Brilliant for the ABV.