The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The right beer at the right time. Dark and heavy with a warm depth. Hell, the devil himself would drink this at times of dark contemplation.
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts 2012. Black with a small pale head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted grain, liquorice, hint of coffee. Silky mouthfeel, complex on the palate, slight toasty finish. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Dark murky pour with a tan head. Bitter sweet chocolate espresso. Bitter finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts. Very dark brown, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, light spice. Taste is similar. Full bodied.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Borefts. Poured dark and smooth with a tan head. Nose of chocolate malt and coffee. Full, creamy mouthfeel with a flavour of dark chocolate and coffee. Dry, intense aftertaste.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Boreft Beer Festival ’12, Bodegraven: Opaque black with an nice taste of dark fruits and chocolate that makes this hoppy brew kind of sweet.
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malts and hops, coffee and chocolate, combined pretty good. The head should be some bigger, but the taste makes up for that.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Borefts. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Full bodies with soft carbonation.
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at the brewery
Appearance: Pours black with a small tan head that dissipates to no head, no lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, roast dark coffee and dark fruit
Taste: Dark malts, licorice, coffee, dark fruit and sweet caramel
Slick mouthfeel. Nice and tasty.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black with a gloss that reminds of purple olives. There is a nice crema head to start, it then reduces and a very thin layer of lace remains. The nose has chocolate, nuts and raisins soaked in alcohol. The taste has more dark chocolate and raisins in alcohol. The palate is medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and the finish is fairly elegant but the alcohol is a little too obvious. Overall, a good beer but obvious alcohol note is a bit too much.