olio (8436) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some mild honey notes, vanilla and wooden notes. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, faint honey, roasted malts and dark dried fruits. Smooth creamy palate. Very nice.
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, honey, mild roast and some mild wooden notes. Mild vanilla as well. Flavour is honey, roasted malts, some liquorice and some tight
Vestergaard (1293) - 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 (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 I’m not keen on. Still a great beer though.
Benzai (11772) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, 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 (8448) - 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 (7406) - 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 (4804) - 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 Øystein @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 (5448) - 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 I’ve 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 I’m ranting now. This beer is ok
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - 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.