Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Theydon Bois: to you day of fame: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of earth, coffee, flowers, wood, tar, chalk, wood roast, some mocha, nut roast and peat roast.
Flavours of peated roasted malts, smoked malts, bitters, light dry, chalk, some smoked malts, botter cocolate, some light roasted whiskey wood tones and a light earthy touch.
Aftertaste is a mix of peated roasted malts, smokey chalk tones, earth and bitters.
Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy oily texture.
tderoeck (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: 31/XII/13 (2013-899) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Note: somehow I forgot to enter this rating, noticed when I looked up Kopikat and saw only one of the two versions ticked. Good thing I keep my notebooks. :-)
Clear dark purple brown beer, no head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, mocha, bit sugary, alcohol, vanilla, dried fruits, toast, coffee, some bubble gum, some vegetables. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, fruity, dark forest fruits, red wine, bit sweet, caramel. Aftertaste: bit boozy, sugary, alcohol, caramel, sour dark red fruits, blackberries, hoppy ending, some jam, boozy. Desert in a bottle!
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, as Kopi Kat ’1997 Clynelish Barrel’, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with coffee, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly malt/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Pours pitch black with a medium, dark tan head which lasts and lasts. Damn thick lacing. Nose shows light peat, vanilla, cinnamon and bitter cocoa. Very thick and creamy palate, very sticky with a bit of heat and sharp bitterness. Taste shows a light mix of spice and vanilla, heavy chocolate, whiskey, booze is definitely there. Solid stuff but it’s a pretty hot
johndoughty (4071) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. My first from this brewery. Medium head with a strong coffee aroma which hits you when the bottle is opened. Powerful coffee and chocolate flavours.Uncompromising and hard hitting. A very good one.
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a browmn head. Whickey, leather, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate aroma. Similar flavour with nice licorice notes.
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brownish head. Whiskey aroma, peat, vanilla, tar, heavy roasted, dark chocolate, figs, prunes, ash, coffee, leather, caramel, notes of licorice and salt. Balanced peat flavor, ash, whiskey, woody, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, milky notes, caramel, licorice, salty, figs, some warming alcohol, cigarettes, soot. Very fullbodied and well balanced. Salty roasted finish with tar, ash, whiskey, woody notes and some peat. Really heavy and still balanced. Really, really good.
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); bb 31/12/2013
Black color with giant brownish creamy head. The aroma is initially coffeish, then hints of cream, cold ember, fireplace, some alcohol, spicy, herbal (mint and basil), late hint of cheese; pungent overall; original.
It’s full bodied, yet the mouthfeel is quite lean, and smooth; the flavor of roasted malt and chocolate is very rich, with minimal residual sweetness, maybe some ashes too, more evident in the final; strong expected bitterness level, with hidden hop resins; the final is more roasty, still smooth, with a touch of liquorice, and a bit yeasty; alcohol warmth.
Excellent modern example; the whiskey is not evident.
Tasted side to side with the Caol Ila, this one is more vibrant and richer.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Ma Che, Roma, 09/02/13. From SBW online.
Rich black with a thin tan head that dissipates to the edge.
Nose is a big coffee hit, molasses, touch of liqourice, chocolate, dark malts.
Taste is a big espresso coffee hit, molasses, liqourice, chocolate, coffee beans, a subtle whisky presence.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Excellent stuff - the alcohol is well integrated - could revisit this time and again!
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Totally black colour, small light brown head. Aroma: sweet well roasted maltiness with chocolate and some whisky. Good mouthfeel. Sweet roasted maltiness with chocolate and whisky in the flavour with dark fruits.