ALLOVATE (2332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Midnight brown with a good clarity in the shallows. No head to speak of even after a rousing pour. Burnt rubber, tar, molasses, Vegemite and Bovril, aniseed and plum port comes through on the heady, olfactory tickling nose. A light tickle up front of residual carbonation otherwise this one is still. Light to medium light body. Oily finish. Malt dominated with a soft peppery note late. Cola soda and tar blends with rough woody malts and hints of carob a Iranian dates to completely go against that heady nose. Not hugely long but there is a soft smoky linger. Not bad, just doesn’t bounce in my opinion! (33cL, BBE 10/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
beer0clock (77) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty little number in bottle at evening star, brighton. A bottle for later on in the drinking order.
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; black, off-white head; aroma is smoky, ashy malt; taste is smoky, cocoa, dark fruit; well balanced and slipped down easily.
Vaiz (3255) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, spicy, some eel, bacon, licorice, molasses and tobacco. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and smooth. Quite full bodied for the low ABV. Well drinkable.
minutemat (1264) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Urban Taphouse. Pours very dark brown, decent head. Very nice smoky flavours with whisps of caramel & chocolate. Very flavoursome and a touch sweet. Great stuff.
HampshirePhil (135) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle - pure black colour, no jean, slight fizz, but strangely light to drink
Habanero (2428) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black body with an average, beige head. Sroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and oat. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Smoked.
Skinnyviking (6733) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Taphouse. High creamy lasting off-white head. Very dark brown almost black body. Sweet and sugary roasted malt coffee cocoa aroma and flavor mildly smoked and hopped. Low carbonation. Long finish.
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ølfestival 2014.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, licorice and chocolate.
Light roasted flavour of caramel and licorice with notes of chocolate.
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Taphouse, København. Black - offwhite head. Ok smokey. Fruity. Roasted. Sweetness. Ok bitterness. Nice malty. Caramel. Ok - but a bit plain.