Benzai (8108) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dutchdrebus, thanks for sharing. Dark brown, opaque color, decent sized off-white head. Smell fruits, grapefruit and hops, but especially very fruity! Taste hops, citrus, grapefruit, bitter and again very fruity. Medium to high carbonation, medium to full body.
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at CASK Pub & Kitchen Pre-GBBF Meet the brewer event, London. Almost opaque dark brown color. The aromas and flavors of lemon, raisins, chocolate and pepper. Bittersweet, strong bitterness. Once again this demonstrates that roasty malts does not pair well with citrusy hops.
back (1314) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ud sort uklar skum creme hvid tæt langh humle citron lidt grape grønt
bitter meget sød lidt
f33 27/10-11 @home
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, donkerbruine kleur, niet helder, creme kleurige schuimkraag, smaak bitter, vol, zoet
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown to black color with a big, creamy off-white head. Nice hoppy smell, fruity, roasty, bitter. Tastes very bitter, grapefruits, chocolate, very nice. Full body, great carbo.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, The Kernel Brewery. Pours pitch black with a great creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted, malty, hoppy, soapy and fruity. Flavor is roasted, dry, fruity, phenolic and bitter. Finishes bitter dry and malty.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BrewDog, Edinburgh 021011 6.9%
Very dark brown, chestnut edges, hazy, big rocky head, good lacing.
Aroma - Lots of citrus hops, grapefruit, piney, some resin.
Taste of grapefruity citrus hops, resin, then the roasted malts come through with some chocolate.
Full bodied, medium to soft carb, oily texture, citrus tang finish with roasted malt.
Overall - This was good, but I had a bottle 4 months ago in Leeds that was more balanced and better.
BoBoChamp (5386) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, at 6.9%Vol, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, fruity/malty and slightly roasted, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew
dutchbeerpages (1571) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strawberry and right amount of bitterness. Fruity an rubbery? Finish. Quite good. Tap at borefts beer festival
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium, dense, tan head over very deep ruby-black beer. USA hops, rosewater, passion fruit and grapefruit aromas. Liquorice, hopoils, exotic fruit, waffles syrup. Caramel very present in the finish. Very slick, well-bodied (certainly for only 6.8% ABV), slick-syrupy. Maybe a tad too syrupy to vie with the best American black IPA’s. Grand merci à Jean H.!