ruigo (1604) - PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15cl on tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown colour with a thin brown head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate and spicy. Soft to average carbonation and full body. Taste is suave with a well done balance between bitter and sweetness. Overall, almost perfectly balanced like eating a dark chocolate from the tropics.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of coffee, musty chocolate and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, sweet berries.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a spicy chocolate coffee malt aroma a coffee caramel chocolat slightly spicy little sour bitter taste with an alcholic bitter finish
TheJvd (955) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, mocha, some tartness and berries. Taste has quite some mocha, dark chocolate, roaste malts and a soft tartness. Full body and soft to medium carbo. Nice, but would have been better if it wasn’t infected.
krumbum (703) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a brown head with two different size bubbles. Woody booze smells with a coffee accent on the end. Creamy spikes of leather and raw chocolate earthy. Fades more then you would think..
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@zebf 2014 - Quite a flat pour. Slight tartness in aroma points to this one being slightly off. Flavour has bitter roasted malts with some cocoa and coffee. Slight vinous tartness in the background.
Abijen (1859) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan head. Smells little sour, infected, coffee and chocolate. Tastes little sour, chocolate, roasted and good bitter. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (1874) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Volle zwarte kleur met een volle goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille en chocolade. Smaakt chocolade, vanille. Lijkt iets geïnfecteerd.
tom10101 (3889) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330 ml). Vintage 2011 (?). From kraddel, thanks! Deep black with a small mostly lasting thick beige head and little lacing. Aroma is vegetal/green pepper (similar to Kopi Loewak) with dark chocolate, coffee and light spices. Taste is much better with dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and a nice warming finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. Roasty finish. Very good RIS. If it was not of the "green peppers" aspect, I would love it. Quite complex too.
JulienHuxley (4234) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the hotel room post Zythos. Black pour with thin brown head. Aroma is vegetal, intense cold pressed coffee, lots of licorice, light cinnamon. Taste is spicy, coffee, sweet molasses, nice roasty. Palate is full bodied, boozy yet not annoyingly so. Nice ris.