dEnk (3109) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is big chocolate, spices, pepper.
Flavour is chocolate, roast, liquorice, spices, peppery notes. LRAB.
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black colour, beige head. Vanilla aroma, malts, chocolate, caramel and spices. Light, sweet flavour, vanilla, malts and coffee. Quite sweet finish, vanilla. Nice, but I was hoping for a bit more.
(from draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven 2013)
Garrold (349) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cross Scythes, Sheffield. (The place best suited to try this?). Very nearly black, thin, but tight, lasting, tan head. Lots of dark chocolate, roast malt. Some dark fruit, and a hint of spice (from the rum, you’d imagine?). Taste is a fruity, malt loaf kind of dryness. Roast coffee and dark chocolate on the finish. For me, this is a lot better beer than the Borefts rates would suggest? Just lacks a bit of body. This would be a good beer to bottle and hang on to for a while?
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Mid black with no head.
Nose is dark malts, vanilla essence, light roast, cocoa.
Taste comprises chocolate, brown sugars, light roast, toffee, brown sugars, spice.
Medium bodied, slightly watery and thin for the ABV.
Ok stuff if a little thin and I wasn’t really picking up the rum either, pretty so so for Thornbridge.
Inbreak (1073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
27.09.2013, cask @ Borefts:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, roasted grain, puffed rice, chocolate, hints of sulfur, caramel, fennel, anise. Taste is watery and dry, dark malts, oak, cocoa, body lotion, anise, coffee, cardboard, caramel. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Very boring.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
27th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 1. Pretty much an opaque black beer. No real head. Light dry palate with low carbonation. Light touch of dark malts. Touch wood. Mellow bubblegum sweetness. Light dry finish. Disappointingly dull.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Euston Tap, London. Black with a lasting and dense light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and light vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 041013
jamesie1857 (1098) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Deep black body, thick creamy tan head. Nose is smoky malts, coffee, chocolate and a strong whiff at the end of vanilla ice-cream. The body is creamy. almost milk shake feel, with the overwhelming feature that smoke influenced vanilla taste. A bit sweet for a porter, but put the style out of your mind, and this is a delicious pint.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - offwhite bubbles. Coffee, nice burned malts, fruity, licorice, cookie notes, light spicy notes, light vanilla notes, roasted. Pleasant.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2013. Pours black with a off white head. Chocolate, cookies and mild roast. Smooth and dry. Good.