Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, ABV 9.2%. Black colour, light brown head. Lovely aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts, as it warms some fruity notes like raspberries emerge. Flavour is medium sweet, chocolate, light fruity, fresh coffee, hard roasted malts, strawberries, strong hard roasted malt bitter finish, some alcohol. Medium bodied, a bit fizzy mouthfeel. Good stuff.
ration (1840) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma coffree and malts. Roasty strong palate. Not Bad.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen Pre-GBBF Meet the brewer event, London. Opaque black color. Sweet roasty aroma with salty licorice, coffee and dark rum. Sweet and roasty flavor with coffee, raisins and dark sugar. Great aroma, flavor is a bit hot on alcohol.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 330ml. Full marks. Aromas of coffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and hints of liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with never-ending taste. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.
PotjeBier (1290) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning (9.2%). Color is black, opaque. Dark brown head, quickly receding. Lovely aroma’s of chocolate, coffee/mocha, roast, hints of vanilla & red fruit. Flavor is roasted, pumpernickel bread, lightly sweet with an upcoming bitterness. Alcoholfeel is quite strong, body is medium. Finishes very roasty, ashy. Pretty darn good!
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours just lighter than black, with a good off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, malt and espresso. Taste is espresso with some hoppiness. Really liked this.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Papsoe
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark caramel and toffee, with licorice, biscuit and a hint of grassy hops. Sweetish licorice dominated flavour with a touch of caramel and just a hint of the alcohol.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought from beermerchants.com. Pitch black with a thin tanned head. Massive coffee aroma. Slight carbonation. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee taste. Lovely stout.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a black color with no head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.