LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Blah. A boring bland beer that probably didn’t get a fair chance being that it probably sat on a shelf for a very long time in the store I got it in. Aroma was light and weak. Grass, mud and a hint of roasted malt. A weird mix. Pour was a murky medium brown with a off white ring for a head. Taste was very odd. Not terrible, but close. Terpentine, Listerine and a slight hoppiness. There’s some roasted caramel in there but the off flavors are just too overpowering. Little carbonation. Drain pour.
AgentAle (641) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel and some chocolate. Taste and some rich sweet malts with chocolate, nuts, and mocha. Appearance is a dark body woh a beige /pearl creamy head that retains fairly well.
Case (239) - GERMANY - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ruby red-brown with big thick head. Aroma is roasty, coffee. Taste is sharp bitterness, followed by caramel and fruit. Ends dry. A hophead’s delight.
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours hazy brown with a thick off white head. Aroma ofbran flakes, malt, caramel and bread. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Grassy hops coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
bartlebier (1645) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour@FdB Köln 2014. Pours a solid bodacious brown with dark cherry inflections. Mild impressionistic nose, dry woody malts and maybe some berries. Taste delivers: a confident piney hop bitterness accompanied with Alt-quality malt wood, roast and caramel. Lingering earthy, leafy bitterness, carried and offset by a round body. True to the substyle in asfar as expressivity here are converted into "brown" shades of caramel, earth and wood and another beautiful Trois Dame exercise in cross-pollenating styles to achieve heightened subtlety.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle. Medium brown pour, pretty clear. Very full and creamy off white cap that is long lasting. Glass coating lacing. Nose has caramel and nut and some light chocolate, light hops. Taste has earthy malts, dark chocolate and some roasted notes. Coffee beans and roast malt at the end with some bitterness. Dry. Interesting beer, a bit light for what I expect from a black ipa.
kingvit (142) - - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: yeasty, citric; Appearance: reddish brown, foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: fizzy carbonation, astringent finish, slick texture
Cool black Ipa, hopped generously.
Beerhunter111 (7169) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, hopfig, fruchtig bitter.
Lagerboy (1216) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Clear deep dark ruby brown, slight hue, foamy tan head mostly lasts. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Sweet richer dark roast taste, some caramel, herbal earthy floral hop bitterness, faint citrus. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Hint of chocolate and coffee near the finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, body dark brown and cloudy. It smells hoppy-bitter, intensive, aromatic, hoppy, darkmalty. The taste is bitter, darkmalty, aromatic, bit roasty, nice!
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle@Home. Funk aroma but in a good way. Brown, beige head, good lace. Sweetish, malty, bitter, funky, chocolate, harsh bitter finish. Too much going on, unbalanced.