FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry with chocolate, anise, roasty malts, perfumey hops and cola. The flavor was dry, bitter, roasty and smoky with chocolate, perfumey hops and cola. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Quite disappointing.
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of coffee, fruity esters, with some peppery spice and a hint of smoke. Taste is roasted malts but never burnt, coffee and some kolsch yeast fruitiness. Weirdly complex and super light and sessionable. Bitterness is never offensive and this is a great patio sipper for sure with its nice crisp and dry finish.
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Bottle from brewdog online, bought at the AGM. Caramel / mahogany borwn coloured pour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is brown toasted bread, rye spicy grains, nutty. Flavour is composed of clean berry, rye bread, caramel malts, rye bread and toasted malts. Lingering berry. Palate is crisp, light, some mineral. Decent
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at craft. Dark brown. Gentle roasted malt, watered smoke, dry grain. Taste is sweet water and wood dry bitter. Thin, dry finish.
AdiBeer (1509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: toasted malts, some chocolate, some metal. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, quite light body, some toasted malts again. Overall: nice Koelsch-style, slightly weak palate. Pint at Stone Brewing, Escondido.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from ck1, thanks bro! Pours cola colored with a tan head leaving streaky lacing. Bakers chocolate, some caramel, some spices, a touch burnt. Gets more malt-centric down through the glass. How is this not a schwarzbier? 13.8
ARH (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is primarily chocolate and grains with a light coffee note. The beer is an opaque black-brown with a nitro-like, creamy, dense, light tan head. The head had some staying power as a thick surface is retained throughout the drink. Lots of dense sheet lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium bitter with a light sweetness. The thin textured beer has a medium light body and a soft fizzy, foamy carbonation. A porter-like chocolate and coffee character finishes the beer with the cleanliness and crispness of a kolsch. A light, roasted grain aftertaste hangs around with some chocolate notes.
mansquito (3568) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($9): Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and rye and some fresh light coffee. Taste is similar. Tastes like a smooth and light bodied stout with a velvety feel. I don’t know what this has to do with a Kolsch as I didn’t really get any apple notes from it. In any case, it was good.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: bottle 650 ml
Aroma mild smoky front backed by mineral notes. Fairly dry front. Black soil. Quiet interesting.7+
Top: lasting tanned medium lighter cap, some lace.
Palate : mild body, smooth feel with milder carbonation.
Taste: mineral notes with ash. Mild smoke, dark malts. Semi-dry.
Other notes very different creation that worked quiet well. Indeed Sprockets!
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very rich, two centimetre tall head with a nice muddy brown glow. Aroma of roasted malt, grain, raisins, figs and a touch of coffee and cream. Medium-bodied; Assertive grain and roasted malt flavour with some cereal noticeable, coupled with a deep bitter caramelised sweetness and a touch of cream on the end. Aftertaste shows more bitterness than i’d expect, but not much else - some earthy figs and a touch of coffee. Overall, a pretty poor beer with a lot of bitterness, no complexity and no fresh and enjoyable flavours. If this wasn’t screenprinted with a popular brewery on the front, it would have awful ratings. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner), Virginia on 01-May-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 21-September-2014.