Gerardgathier (509) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer
TheJvd (939) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet with licorice, roasted malts, alcohol and a very soft smokiness. Taste has more smoke than the aroma with dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and a medium bitterness. Over medium body, soft to medium carbo. Nice stuff, although it could have a bit more smoke.
MarcoDL (2559) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers I ever had. It has smoked malt, roasted malt, some oak, some nice spicy rye and a delicious aging that gives the beer a fine vanilla depth. Great parts, with an even greater sum. Grandiose.
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: bourbon, smoked, nice.
TASTE: bourbon, sweet, smoked aftertaste.
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. The aroma has light smoke and tons of whiskey and wood. The taste has a nice hickory smoke, alcohol, some toasted marshmallow. Good in a small dose.
Abijen (1573) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan bubbling head. Smells smoked, ash, rye. Tastes peated, rye. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (1516) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème iets smoked. Smaakt vol, vanille, alcohol en rook. Beetje kruiden. Bbq.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is pitch black with a tiny brown head that doesn’t last. Huge barrel character on the nose, lots of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, a hint of oak, a little roastiness, nice spicy notes, and a subtle hint of smoke. More of the smokiness comes out on the taste, bacon like flavor, sweet dark fruits, caramel, oak, and a somewhat unpleasant soy sauce flavor I can’t seem to get past. This beer smelled so rich and delicious, but I don’t feel the taste quite lived up to that. Cool idea though, I would like to try more smoked barrel aged beers.
SpongeRuiner (865) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to HisBoyElroy. It smells very woody and marshmallow
campfire like. A lot of caramel and flavor. Very smooth. Definitely want to try again. Another solid brew by The Bruery.
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours dark brown with a little coarse brown head, settles quickly with almost no lace. Aroma is huge whiskey, sweet oak, smoke, beechwood, cured meat, with toffee, nutty, and caramelized sugar tones. Aroma is similar to Batch 3 Uncle Jacob’s. Flavor is caramelized sugar, toffee, smoke, lightly salty, sweet whisky and oak, fading into a toasted malt, smoked meat finish and aftertaste. Barrel works well with the smokiness. Aroma and flavor open and develop as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, surprisingly thin, smooth texture, and mildly warm finish.