Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during the Semi-Final Tasting at my place, London. Massive thanks to Erickok for providing this gem! Pours dark brown with red highlights and a sturdy, beige cream head. Dark malt nose with dirt and roast. Flavor is big and sweet with light, Belgian chocolate, mild yeast, roasty malts, dark chocolate, very light brett, some dirt and light burnt wood. Medium to full in body with average, creamy carbonation. Sweet on the finish with further chocolate malts, light roast, some earth, mild tang, mild wood and subtle dark fruits. Exceptional complexity and balance in this beer. Really impressively dynamic.
Koelschtrinker (13643) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bananig süßer Beginn mit leichter Alkoholigkeit, wenig röstig, ausgewogen. Rund, wenig karamell – gut! 7/11/10/10/5/10
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thanks noize/skortila/caesar]
Pours deep chestnut with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has dark chocolate, rye bread, blackberries, roasted. Medium carbonation, grainy and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good toasted caramel, sweet light milky chocolate, roasted nuts. Lingering, light fruity tart finish. Nice.
Benzai (11038) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Pitch black, opaque colored beer with a small off-white head that leaves virtually no lacing and is fully diminishing. Smell malts, sweetness, ash, dust and earth. Taste lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sour with a slight bitterness. Soft, almost flat carbonation and a low body.
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman. Deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Wild yeasty, dark berry, tangy, sappy, earthy aroma. Earthy, chewy herbal, plum, dark berry flavor. Really reminds me of Odell Hiveranno with the strange wild, herbal, berry notes.
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Leighton’s Euro Semi-Final tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate and some funk. The taste is wood, leather, some funk, lemon, chocolate, brett, chocolate, caramel, alcohol warmth, wood, dark tangy fruit and spice, with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Interesting and complex. Good Stuff.
marcus (7819) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Pours dark brown with a thick foamy beige head and a sour aroma. There is a sourish dark malt flavor with a fruity finish.
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ the Semi-Final Tasting. Cheers, Leighton and Eric! The pour’s deep brown with big tan head. The nose is spicy chocolate and coffee ice cream, some pepper and dried hoppiness. The taste is light vegetable, pepper, and leather. Some bouncy spicy caramel accents. A bit buggy. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, pretty interesting!
Borresteijn (5574) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, dense creamy beige head. Aroma of liquorice, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins, light peat, a bit mouldy. Flavour is sweet, liquorice, hint of coffee, earth, hint of peat, dark fruits, very malty, bittersweet finish. Fullbodied, thick oily mouthfeel. Good.
DutchDrebus (4946) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ In de Wildeman, A’dam. Pitch black opague with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, coffee, peat and chocolate. Tastes roasty, coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate. Bit flat on the carbo, full body.