brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. Moderate smoke on the nose with some roast and very mild oak. Almost no bourbon aroma, but a hint of vanilla. A bit of chocolate and cocoa powder, too. The flavor is quite watery. Some chocolate and cocoa notes, mild smoke, a bit of roast, and very mild wood.
kermis (5055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts. Pours black with a ring tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Borefts beer festival. Poured almost black with a bubbly tan head. Light malty aroma. Oaky, peaty taste with a hint of whisky, but not as much as I was expecting. Very drinkable, but not a classic.
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meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@BBF2012, whisky barrel. Faint whisky/bourbon arom mixed with hints of chocolate, coffee and ’buisman’. Black, tiny brownish head, no lace. Light sweet, dryish, chocolate, hint of coffee, soft bitterness, light woody in the finish. No an extreme beer but flavourful and balanced.
PotjeBier (1690) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample (from cask) @ Borefts ’12. Color is dark, brown. No head. Not much aroma, retronasal some roast & chocolate. Flavor is roasted, medium sweet, chocolate. Light bodied. Finishes bitter. Pity about the lack of aroma, but the flavor saves it.
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at borefts.
Thin tan head. Clear deep dark pour. Coffee in the aftertaste. Nice brew.
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Borefts 12. Pitch black with just a little bit of beige foam on it. Smells some coffee, smoked, some wood. Tastes a lot of liquorice, watery, roasty and some coffee. Nice long coffee aftertaste. No carbo, thin to medium body.
knickskicks (725) - - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Black, tan head. Aroma is bacon, camp fire, roasted malts. Taste is bacon, roasted hot dogs, chocolate. Smooth and creamy.
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpull at Southampton Arms. Ruby-black, minimal head. Hardwood smoke, roast, a bit of nutshell and oil - really a dry roasty mild porter with smoke. Taste follows, a bit more smoke, a bit of alc presence, almost ashy-bitter. Ligurian slick mouth, fairly still, astringent from the smoke - dry bitter linger. Liked it.
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen, London on 2nd June 2012. Black with thin tan head. Richly pungent, spicy and malty with bitter end. Thick mouthfeel.