Vaiz (2923) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ BBF2011. Hazy brown pour, off-white head. Aroma is roasty, citrus hops and tobacco. Flavor is quite bitter hops, somewhat roasted. Quite nice.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and hop aroma. Taste mostly coffee and chocolate. The hops do not really come through enough.
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Pitch black, opaque color. Weird head: half vast, half fluffy off-white to light brown colored. Smell is weak, just slightly hoppy. Taste medium bitter, some hops, some roastyness. Medium carbo, medium to full body.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBF 2011. Relatievely low on hops in the aroma but very intense in the flavor. Full bodied. Dark amber color. Earthy. mandarine curacao. Tobacco and roast. Long finish.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thoroughly enjoyed giving people S.H.I.T. at BBF 2011, thank you urbeer for the opportunity. This one was black with a dark brown head. Aroma of Irish bogs filled with roasted coffee. Taste is vanilla, cocoa, smoke, dates, plums. Very nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Boreft Beer Festival, 2011. Quite malty with aroma and flavours of chocolate, coffee, roasty malt and burnt toast. Lovely!
dEnk (3103) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is huge roast, some hop and laurel.
Flavour is intense hoppy, with loads of roast and laurel. Very nice.
RasmusOtt (916) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours greish black with a brown head. Aroma is liquorice, big hops, coffee, roastyness, dark fruits and notes of caramel. Taste is salmiak, aggressive hops, light smoke, roasted coffee, caramel and dark fruit. Full body awesomeness.
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Murky dark brown/black pour, small tanned head. Aroma has lots of smoke and peated whisky, salmiac liquorice, dark chocolate and an underlying hoppy note. Taste is very hoppy, roasted, islay barrel smoke, intense strong liquorice, lots of hoppy bitterness and some citrus, hints of coffee and dark berries. Very nice. This could be Messy’s little brother.
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Borefts 2011. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma is blackcurrant, hop and a touch of licorice. Taste is chocolate, hops and berries. Intense bitterness and extremely dry finish - feels like all the moisture is getting sucked out of your mouth, and this happens before you get a chance to savour the flavour of the beer.