mR_fr0g (2487) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth summer beer fest. Aroma is green apple, dried fruit, wood, caramel sugars. Murky brown caramel coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Flavour is brown sugar, tangy fruit, raisin, wood, green apple. Palate is semi sweet.
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask The beer starts smooth, very smooth. Intense fruity-dark, smooth, sweetish, but not too much. Malt, chocolate, fresh. Hints of roast, hints of caramel. Very nice and smooth. Highly drinkable. Smooth and great! 13/12/13/13
sic1314 (3074) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At FdB 2014. Poured deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of deep, dark fruit and caramel malt, chocolate and light liquorice. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma. OK, but not in the same league as the similar Kernel attempts.
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours dark brown, blackcurrant, chocolate, sweet, fruity, bit thin.
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, malt and licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
bartlebier (1530) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pour@FdB Köln, SO 2014. Nearly flat, watery, semi-transparent deep chestnut brown. Very much a UK porter, with loads of roast, nut and liquorice notes on the brighter side, sadly also and some filter coffee, heightened by the flat pour, and cocoa powder sneaking in. 8% not optimally used up here I feel. A quick glance aside to the blackboard advertising this at €20/bottle offered a fun and free 3-second escapade into a parallel dimension, Inflatograd-upon-Thames.
ThirstyBird (1481) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark brown with a nice tan head. The smell is brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit. The taste taste is as it smells ending dry and roasty.Medium body with fine carbonation.
MichaelAwesome (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice stout which is really thick and offers a big range of chocolate, syrup, coffee and some vinegar. Strong one with a bit too much alcohol in the end. Still not my favourite style to drink or rate.
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack nach Kaffee, bitter, röstmalzig, Karamell.
McTapps (3607) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Festival der Bierkulturen in Cologne. Pours out in a deep black colour with low steady head and medium to smooth body. Nice aroma of malt, chocolate and mild coffee. Taste of malt, mild chocolate, coffee, herbs, grains and torf. Very nice and smooth stout which finishes with earthy chocolate hints. Enjoyed it a lot.