PietS (365) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2017
Sweet roasted malts, something alcoholic, a chocolate bitter finish; something hearty is prominently present, but I can't quite pinpoint what it is. jerohen (2335) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
On draft @BBF17, Bodegraven. Hazy dark brown colored, small beige head. Lots of malts, herbal notes, plums, aged notes, sweet and somewhat bitter. Great beer. sjogro (4574) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Borefts 2017 day 2. Black with thin greyish ring head. Big sweet syruppy roasted caramel and chocolate and barley malts. Big sweet and bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Maakun (6227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Tap at Borefts 2017. Hazy dark brown with small beige head. Chocolate, lots of sweet malts, there's a lot of herbal things going on here more in a dusty and dried way than fresh and aromatic. Plums and flowers. Over medium sweet and quite bitter. Over medium bodied. Svartvit (918) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Sampled from draft at Borefts 2017. Pours a dark brown/close to black, off-white head. Smokey, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate, good amount of booze.
moldovan9807 (449) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2017
On tap at Beavertown extravaganza 2017.Aroma is malty,cocoa, chocolate, a bit smoke. Taste is raisins, prunes, chocolate, malty, a tiny bit smoky, bready yeasts,caramel. ciocanelu (2802) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 19, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has malt, light smoked notes and some sugar. Taste has bitter roasted malt, dried fruits, some coffee and wood barrel notes. Clareeses (144) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 On draft at the brewery!
Aroma 8 /10: date, plum, cinnamon, clove - lots of winter spices
Appearance 3 /5: dark brown, little head
Palate 3 /5: sticky, syrupy, boozy. Very little carbonation.
Taste 8/10: raisiny sweetness and plum skin bitterness initially rounds out with chocolate and savory notes.
Overall 18/20: really beautiful and complex beer, I can appreciate this even though I'm not a huge fan of the style.
Final: 4.0 androman (2635) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2017
UT090917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Roasted vegetables. Mild coffee, dark chocolate, herbs. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Long roasty medium bitter. Full body, oily, soft carb. 657516 elbernays (1626) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2017
Sampled at Beavertown Extravaganza. Nose is caramel, dark fruit with hints of chocolate. Flavour follows nose. Big beer. Lovely.