Lowenbrau (2098) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @Lion Beer Festival, 2014, León.28-06-2014.
In short:nice black hoppy ale.
Pours black with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Roasty, liquorice, coffee aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is coffee, moderate bitterness, some dry, abit grassy flavours. Enjoyable.
teorn88 (2382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at The Gun, London. It pours a deep amber-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy and malty with notes of pines needles, dried leaves and cut grass. Taste is malty with some caramel, earthy notes and piney hops and resin. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a really good take on the style
EHSRanders (1790) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Blackcolour with large creamy brown mostly lasting head. Aroa is roasted malt. Bitter flavor with strong notes of chocolate. Dry finish.
gyllenbock (4933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2014.
Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, hops, grapefruit, some pineapple and hay. Medium carbonation and with a nice bitter finish. A pleasant one.
varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, almost black pour with a tan, 1/2 inch thick persistent head. Looks great. Cocoa, roast, coffee, grapefruit aromas. Coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, then a nice piney, tropical fruit finish. Thumbs up
dslam (59) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark beer with good amount of off white head. I smell chocolate, hops and malts. Crisp to the taste and has a good body that warms you up. Leaves a light bitter taste lingering behind, begging you to take another sip. Perfect for winter time with heavy meals.
pictoman (577) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild roast malt, and mild hops. Dominant chocolate profile with roast malt coming through and mild piney hops.
Cuso (4961) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JefVerstraete, many thanks. Almost black color with thick beige head. Dark chocolate with nice citrus hoppy kick in aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate licorice topped with nice citrus hoppy kick. Dry roasted finis wih citrus hoppy bitterness. Tasty.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large light tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, roasted malt, nutty notes and soft piny and spicy hops.
More cocoa as a flavour along with coffee, caramel and toffee, very similar to tiramisu. Then there’s some more pine and a mildly hoppy bitter finish.
Carbonation is a on the heavy side.
Skinnyviking (7177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse. Medium high lasting white head. Pitch black body. Sweet roasted malt coffee cocoa aroma. Powerful roasted malt caramel coffee cocoa flavor, nicely hopped. Low carbonation, long finish.