77ships (3019) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Borefts 2012 - dark with a small mocha head - nose is wow - there is so much honey in there, crazy, thick, sweet, mocha, roast, chocolate but the honey is so heavy that it is difficult to pick out other scents but damn this is fine stuff - taste pure, really thick honey with some dark malts chocolate, roast, sweet mocha, licorice, light bitterness in the back, there is such unison with the honey and the rest even if the honey is really heavy - impressive.
jonnyguns (649) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a very thick pitch black whit lovely dark tan head. Looks insane. Nose is smoky oak, sweetness from the heather honey, a little bit of coffee and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is incredibly full, such a rich beer. Taste is upfront with espresso like coffee, powdered chocolate, heather honey and maybe some dark fruit. What a great beer.
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zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is an inky black beer that pours with a quickly disappearing brown head. It has very rich chocolate, coffee and smoked flavours, sweet honey notes and more smoked malt on the finish. SUPERB!
MaartenRF10 (1359) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ BBF’12
One of the positive surprises of the festival! Very dark brown. Brown head. Very nice complexity with roasted malts, heather honey, barrel notes. Nice oily body and good carbonation.
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Borefts 2012. Black with a thin brown head. Notes of oak, tobacco, smoke and chocolate can’t prepare me for the taste, which is a gorgeous sweet blend of honey and chocolate fudge that just seems to keep ascending in lusciousness as it slides down the throat. Deserves the score for the way it seamlessly works that elegantly simple combination into a higher art.
Beersiveknown (2116) - 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 bracia’s 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 I’d attribute to the pedro ximinez and a dry finish. All in All an excellent beer that perhaps is lacking in body at finish.
maneliquor (2247) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a dirty tan head leaving superb lacing. Looks mighty fine. Nose shows sweet and thick honey, leather, molasses, chocolate. Taste is meaty stuff. Sweetness from the honey never takes over. Heavy dark fruits and chocolate, with a focus on raisins. Quite tarty from some berries with some sticky sweet honey. Drinks superbly for 10%. Great beer
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma of honey, chocolate, flowery. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, honey, some bitterness. Nice body, nice balance. Subtle and great.
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ bbf. Aroma is fine honey with liquorice, laurel and roasty malts. Not a fan of honey beers but this is promising. Flavour is quite bitter and roasty ,followed by some fruity and honey sweetness, lingering laurel liquorice in the finish. Intense.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drauft @ 4th Boreft 2012. A black colored beer, with almost no head. The aroma of sweet drk malt and some alcohol. The taste of bitter roasted malt some sweet hony and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is bitter sweet with notes of alcohol.