dbyrne38 (8) - - NOV 13, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2019 woodsmoke tobacco - smoke comes in after rich milk chocolate notes again thick and syrupy high sweetness tightslice (2091) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 18, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2019 Bottle from Perry’s Liquor & Craft Beer in Livermore, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, raisins, prunes. Taste is chalky prunes, chestnuts?, tangy toffee with dark chocolate. Overall very complex and probably ahead of its time (when it first came out)...BUT a little less than exciting considering the hype. hrabren (3669) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2019 On tap at Fakin Craft Bar, Zagreb. Dark brown with an amber tint, small tan head. Aroma is raw dough, malts mixed with herbs, spice. Alcohol present but light. Light smoke. Herb liqueur. In the end you catch a glimpse of caramel and toast. Flavour is herbal candy, toast and slightly roasty malts, wouldn't say smoky. Caramel in the finish, but combined with dry herbal touch. Medium to full body. Balanced. Soft carbonation. beerplace (4541) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2019 Taster shared with Brian. Appearance: opaque dark brown with a white head. Aroma: dark malts, fruitiness. Taste: similar, like Schwarzbeer from Cloudburst we've had earlier this day. Overall: ok.fiery1 (3282) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2019
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2019 Total Score: 3.9
Glass shared with Dima Sh.
Appearance: opaque dark with a low head.
Aroma: very fruity with flower and dark malt notes.
Taste: same with flowery and grassy hoppy bitterness.
Overall: interesting and unusual.
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2019 Draught pour @ Apex. Pours an opaque brown colour with a medium creamy nitro beige head. Nose is general toasted malt, and very old world dark beer in character. Flavour is toasted malt, mild caramel, burnt sugars, and a semi spiced/hoppy bittner finish. Different indeed.
Sven1973 (966) - GERMANY - JUN 10, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2019 Im Monks Cafe in Philly (draft).
Dunkles Braun, eine angemessene Schaumkrone
Aroma kräftig nach kalten Kaffee. Würzige Note. Kakao. Etwas rote Beere.
Geschmack: Bittere Schokolade, Karamell, etwas Haselnuss. Scharfe Bitterkeit weit hinten im Rachen. Plötzlich kommend.
Cremig. Schwerer Antrunk.
tapefuzz (1833) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2019 12oz bottle. Batch 99. Pours a very dark brown with a negligible beige head. Aroma is fig, leather, chocolate, and some wood. Initially soy sauce comes through, strongly, but it disappears as the beer warms. Taste is chocolate, licorice, fig, caramel, some leather, light spice, some soy sauce, some earth, some wood, and a hint of smoke. Some alcohol in the finish. Medium-full body. Relatively low, somewhat grainy carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. colui72 (1824) - HONG KONG - MAR 26, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2019 Pours dark copper, minor carbonation, small off-white head and just some sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel, liquorice and ripe figs. Tastes quite sweet but balanced but bitter hops, with malted barley, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice, fruity ripe fruits with some bittering hops to balance. Smooth, viscous, light carbonation, a pleasure to sip. Excellent ale, and this is one of their standard ones! jmgreenuk (14140) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 7, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2019 Bottle at the Burger Joint, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a mostly lasting frothy off white head. The aroma is roasty malt, caramel, burnt treacle, liqouirce, red berry fruits, light spicy hop. The flavour is moderate sweet, liquorice alcohol bitter, with a rich, fruity, slightly oily, earthy, leather, fruity, warm alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Awesome. Worth the wait. Samuel214 (3338) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2019 Flaska från trade. Vintage 2013. Mörk rubinröd/kopparbrun med beige krämig skumpuck. Massor av ljunghonung, kandisocker, en lätt mintig ton, lätt rökiga och torra rostade toner, kanderat socker, choklad, lite läder och aska, malt, kola, spannmål, rågbröd med fin rågsyrlighet. Mognat fint av lagring, jämn och fin och lagom oxidering. Mycket gott och kul att testa!