Valgreen (297) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ unibaren, 20/7 2013. Dark brown, big tan head, nice lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, a lot of coffee, caramel, . Taste, roasted malts, coffee, a sourness that probably shouldn’t be there, . Sour aftertaste, with coffee notes. Don’t know if it was infected, but there was something wrong.
Cuso (3365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, many thanks to Countbeer. Black colored beer with small beige head. Strong roasty aroma with dark malt, coffee. Taste, roasted malt, hazelnuts, coffee beans, filtered coffee. dark chocolate. Strong coffee bitter finish. Delight.
inbirraveritas (1145) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour, small tan head, which collapses with time completely.
Nose is of roasted coffeebeans.
The aroma is ruled by roasted malt underpainted by cherries and toffee.
Mouthfeel is slick and somewhat thin.
Medium to long roasty finish escorted by spices and gently warming alcohol.
Overall not bad, but a bit thin…
ogreface (1214) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vörösesbarna színe van, olyan sötét, hogy csak erős fényben lehet rajta átlátni, habja pedig nincs. Illata erősen kávés, likőrös, gyógynövényes, kakaóporos, kicsit fás. Érdekes, hogy az illat erősebb, mint az íze, ami neszkávés, kakaós, kicsit fás, füves, kormos, pörkölt magvas. Könnyű teste van, kicsit vizesnek tűnik és enyhén szénsavas. Utóíze kesernyés, kicsit füstös és száraz. Egynek jó, de nem nagy durranás.
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is medium, body black. It smells coffee, chocolate sweet, soft, intensive. The taste is chocolate, sweet, a bit creamy, bitter-chocolate, intensive and special. 12/12/12/12/13/12
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy coffee beans and earth, with a hint of vanilla, light honey, hazelnuts, treebark and starchy pale malts. flavour is mostly stale coffee filters, hazelnuts and toasted malts, with a hint of ash, more hazelnuts, a light sweetness and a slightly tart light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Acid303 (386) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a huge light brown creamy head. Lots of vanilla an chocolate notes on the nose, with some roasted malts as well...really nice. On the other hand, the flavour is mostly coffee, also including hints of chocolate and vanilla. Some hops in the back, but not incredibly bitter since it’s possible to get the sweetness. The mouthfeel is clearly creamy, carbonation is a bit high. Very enjoyable overall, could be perfect fixing some details.
jmgreenuk (2589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Rooie Dop, Utrecht at the RBESG 2013 opening night. Poured a deep mahogany with a broken tan head. The aroma is a weak dusty malt with some citrus notes in the background. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with lots of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and liqourice in the finish. There is some alcohol in there, but it stays well in the background. I really liked this beer.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle split with Josh at the Cask, Pimlico, 13/06/13.
Light black with a thin tan head which clears to a film.
Nose carries rich espresso roast, dark fruits, little clues that it was infected.
Taste comprises sour notes, infected, coffee, lactic tones.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sour finish.
Meh. We had 2 bottles of this, the 2nd was just the same and carried floaties.
Don’t like to rate infected beers but worth it to warn others, there are many breweries which I’ve never had any such issues with, others seem to be regular offenders.
mmahut (290) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours in dark, black body with no foam. The aroma has a strong coffee character, clean. Taste is strong on coffee with some sweet notes, bitterness is hidden. Not much to the character from the coffee. Too bad, could be very complex. Body is thin, watery and light. Almost no carbonation. Coffee boom.