MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) Opaque black coloured hue with a brown and firm foamy layer. Rich dark malty aroma with distinctive notes of oak honey, mildly roasted notes, liquorice, cacao and dark chocolate. Sweet and delicately roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a very smooth, almost creamy carbonation. Robust dark and roasted malty taste with a cornucopia of flavours, such as caramel, liquorice, chocolate and espresso, also some ashy notes in the most positive sense; moderately sweet and roasty bitter finish with almost oily nutty notes and dark chocolate. Wonderful. 11.III. & 26.VIII.14
Zekada (114) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Aroma has notes of malts and espresso coffee. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste has roasted malts, chocolates and coffee. The taste is strong and tasteful. Palate is full and the taste sticks to the tongue. Overall a good beer, which is recommended not to serve cold.
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle courtesy of angst, Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small khaki head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is big and bold with leather, mocha, toffee, nuts and wet dog. The taste is a bit unusual with leather in the forefront, followed by coffee, mocha, dark fruits, anise, burnt toast and mixed nuts. The palate is full and creamy smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Very original brew--and very enjoyable, its not like anything I’ve ever tasted.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Historical ale apparently referring to a style of ancient honey beer called ’bracia’ in Antiquity, so I had no idea what to expect here. Made with eight malt components and four hop varieties along with chestnut honey - an exciting promise. Thick and rocky, yellowish head, colour a very dark brownish bronze. Impressively perfumed aroma of lots of things: honey of course, pear, hazelnuts, chocolate, cappuccino, rosemary, aniseed, caramel, and so on, and so on - one of those luxurious ales I would rather whiff than drink. Taste of dark fruits, berries, very profound maltiness with caramel and some roasted chocolatey accent in the lead, sweetish honey, spices, very complex and ending in a toasted bitterness with deliciously warming alcohol without astringency, next to floral and herbal hoppiness. An absolute delight - though I can hardly imagine beer quality in Antiquity was this good...
kyr2 (18) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 30, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fuccin’ heel! Is this an amazing beet or what? An example of a beer that will fucc you and treat you good at the same time.
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thin beige head that settles to the edge. The body is an opaque deep brown. Nose of leather, licorice candy, rubber and nutty chocolate. Starts mildly malted than quickly hits with a leathery tobacco mid-palate, boozy, deep semi-sweet bitter chocolate and prunes. Very lovely. Thank you Alex for this experience :)
kingvit (142) - - JUL 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: coffee, honey, dry orange, roasted nuts
Appearance: pitch-black, minimal head
Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slight sourness
Palate: bitter finish, thick texture, full body, soft carbonation
Absolutely terrific beer of dense, multi layered Taste, comprising some of the Best valesca of ales, stouts, bocks and porters.
nilsas (1337) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duft av kaffe og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Brunt kremet skum som forsvinner. Fin smak av kaffe, lakris og vanilje.
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark brown with a large small-bubble brown head, Aroma is chocolate, soy, licorice at first, as it warms up a spicy green pepper note with a light smokiness takes over. Taste is sweet chocolate and licorice, finish is coffee, soy, licorice and medium roasted bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
OllieBBommel (1071) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: ruby bronw with creamy head.
Aroma: hops, roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit.
Taste: licorice, dark chocolate, dried fruit, bitter.
Palate: smooth, alcohol warming, full bodied bitter, low CO2.
Overall: very nice