Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep hazy red-brown with a decent beige head. The nose is sweet, earth, wood, must, cocoa, dried fruits, caramel and toffee. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, brown bread, spice, alcohol, citrus peel and damp leaf with a dry, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Not bad.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Kernel. Bottle says 8%. Pours mostly clear, deep amber with a frothy tan head. The nose holds rich bready malts with notes of butterscotch and toffee. Big sweet flavor with toasty bread, earth, toasted caamel, old fruits, leaves, mild butterscotch. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, more brown bread, light spices, crackers, dry earth, leaves, lethery berries. Pretty decent.
RW80 (1858) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: A dark rediish brown going to cola black with a small head, it does leave some nice lacing.
Aroma: Faint cardboard, chocolate and vinegar
Taste: Luckilly much better as the aroma, Red berries, malts, light vinegar traces, roasted malts, licorice. Allthough there quite some acidic traces, there are alsome sweet traes, after taste is a bit viious with cacao powder.
Medium body, below medium carbonation.
Ok brew, however the aroma and appearance doesn’t do it justice. Giving it a false start.
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 6, 2014. Bottle at home. Thanks Countbeer!
Dark ruby red with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, raisin, spices. Taste is medium sweet caramel, dried fruits, dark berries and light bitter with some dry spices. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottel at home. Pale brown with a medium somewhat off-white soapy head. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, warming alcohol, spices, malts and dark fruits. A nice dark brew.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (8% ABV): BBD 6 Nov 15, poured at home into a Westmalle chalice on 31 Oct 14 and shared with no one. Would have been a clear deep brown body, but I allowed the sediment to leave the bottle, so we had a dirty, reddy brown body with a wispy, thin, off-white topping. The beer did not seem to lose any of it’s mistiness as time passed, it stayed cloudy throughout the tasting. Off wine and slightly vinegar nose and taste: infected? Some caramel, malty sweetness evident through the initial disappointment , this carried on into the taste, but again the wine/vinegar came through. I had been saving this for a special ’Dutch tasting evening’ (with myself), wish I hadn’t bothered, what a let down.
aenima (330) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak aroma. Some belgian esters only. The flavour is much better. Plums, raisins, caramel and belgian esters. Not the best but fairly good.
JanEric (1167) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Label says 8 % abv, 3 IBU and 22 EBC (???). That’s not correct. Brown to red colour, amost no head. with peated malt.sweet caramel aroma and taste, also some smoke. smokey bitterness. strange beer but nice for once.
matoche (17) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours smooth with no almost no foam. Beautiful color. Smells and tastes like caramel, apple, toffee. Super nice!
jmgreenuk (7079) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is light yeast, malt, red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt, smoky resin hop, alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation and lingering alcoholic bitter finish.