Vestergaard (113) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ borefts beer festival 2012. Sticky black with barely no head. Honey and smoke and lots of alcohol. Could use some age though.
jmgreenuk (1375) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines Birmingham. Poured a deep crude oil like colour with a thin tan head. The flavour is big bitter, lots of liqourice, but with a creamy consistency. The alcohol starts to dominate in the palate and the aftertaste which Iím not keen on. Still a great beer though.
Benzai (4436) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to jmgreenuk @ Jim is John tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell malts, roastyness, coffee. Taste malts, roastyness, coffee, bitter, chocolate and overripe fruits. Nicely balanced, medium to full body and carbonation.
kermis (2602) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Jmgreenuk. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, honey, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, a light peatiness, coffee and light herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (3287) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth taste.
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0,5 L bottle, kindly shared by ōystein @Schouskjelleren. A black pour, with a low ashy blond top. Subtle honey and burnt, yet rounded cocoa to the nose. Smooth in the mouth. Soft prickling carbonation. Dry cocoa/chocolate in the flavor. Inviting honey tones underneath. Balancing peppery bitterness. A fine dryness throughout. Really good stuff. [17.01.13]
RichTheVillan (964) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; who know the difference between licorice and liquorice Iíve seen both mentioned is it the same thing or is one a spelling error, any this beer has zero liquorice or heather or honey I know what all these things taste like but a blank is drawn Iím ranting now. This beer is ok
Balazs (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a brown head. Aroma of honey, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and hints of licorice. Sweet with a roasty finish. Well balanced, alcohol well hidden.
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home from the brewery
Pours impenetrable black with a fluffy tan head and rich, floral honey nose redolent of original braciaís aroma. On swirling the honey is displaced and scents of roast barley, chocolate and aniseed appear. In the mouth its initially thick and roast coffee up front, followed by a thining, warming alcohol, red berries, some paper and red berry notes from the cask aging, sweetness Iíd attribute to the pedro ximinez and a dry finish. All in All an excellent beer that perhaps is lacking in body at finish.
fonefan (29425) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, hether, honey. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt bitter, honey sweet, heather. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.