hrabren (1529) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2017
Bottle at Varna, Bulgaria. Shared with lovely Anja and Our K&K Igor. Dark brown, medium tan head. Roasty, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Dry, roasty, ash, no coconut. Medium body, moderate carbonation, light dry finish, thick texture. Good. Tim Webb (470) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
33 cl bottle from 1001 Beers in Sofia. Overcarbonated, could happily lose the coconut (which I suspect is fermenting of its own accord and messing things up), odd cocoa-buttermilk aroma, and not punching its weight, but hey, this is Bulgaria and indigenous beer is a new phenomenon here. If we keep trying it and feeding back it gets to improve and they get to survive. Svartvit (950) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours close to black/dark brown with a tan head. This is a strange one. Over-carbonated, big roast, some piney hops, light sour, berries? Very dry finish, light coconut. Kind of hard to drink due to the dryness and the strong roast + carb combination. SVD (2086) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle at home, black beer, small head. Aroma is malt, roast, coffee, chocolate, hint of coconut, Taste is the same, bitter, some sweetness, ok not bad jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle from 2017 Cambridge Beer Festival. Very dark brown, slightly translucent. A fair bit of visible carbonation but not a lot of head. Sweet coconut and vanilla aroma with a little chocolate malt. Taste is a bit too sweet for me, but to be fair it is balanced with a nice bitter note in the finish. Quite tasty indeed, although I normally like a little more character for the ABV.
jfb (6635) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 (bottle) murky deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted grain and herbal hops, with some light notes of bran flakes, grass and vanilla icing. flavour is mostly toasted grain and orange peel, rather dry, with a light hint of hay, salty brine and a semi-dry coconut shaving finish. medium- to heavy.bodied with average carbonation. tricksta_p (5146) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, mild coconut, touch of raisins. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and light to moderate bitter. Body is medium, a bit thinner than I expected considering the abv. Nice Porter with notes of coconut. adamnowek (3299) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2017
Deep brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, malt, coconut, and raisins. Taste only has a little bit of coconut (thankfully) with notes of thick cream and raisins. Maakun (6434) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle shared at pre-THT. Very dark brown with beige head. Light roasted coconut, condensed milk, milk chocolate, some herbs, caramel. There’s coconut but it’s quite weird.
Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel. kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to Jamie from Dorst. Near black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, dark chocolate, overripe dark fruits, raisins and caramel. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.