Leighton (8675) - 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.
erickok (2821) - Tours, FRANCE - MAR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown body with a tan, frothy firm head. Light roasted toast, dry fruit, bready. Full flavoured, fruit concentrate, chocolate covered raisins. Mild brett, but used just right. Amazing brew, top class. One of my favourites this event. (At De Nederlandse Brettanomyces Dagen)
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, 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 (3089) - 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.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, small but firm off-white head. Lightly tart aroma, liquorice (drop), coffee, roasted malts and dried fruits. Flavour quite sweet, malty, with just a hint of sourness and brett. Light carbonation. Finish coffee and chocolate. Nice and enjoyable.
(Draught @ In de Wildeman during NL Brett Dagen, Amsterdam)
thewolf (10537) - 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.
Scopey (4612) - 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.
PotjeBier (1294) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ De Nederlandse Brettanomyces Dagen In De Wildeman. Dark to black color, no head. Aroma’s of roasted malts, coffee, light brett and fruit. Flavor is rather sweet, fruity. Medium body. Finishes with ash and light bitterness.
marcus (5615) - 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 (3473) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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!