madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
8th April 2012
At the Brewpub. A sneak preview courtesy of James Brodie. He asked me to be kind as it was still in the conditioning tank., he really didn’t need to ask as this is lovely! Opaque black - brown beer. Residual bubbly tan head. Smooth palate and semi dry. Carbonation is very low but that’s a good thing here. Lovely smooth malts with really well judged whisky that is very very smooth indeed. A little cream and a trace of wood. Dark fruits underneath. Whisper of spice. Smooth finish with more smooth smooth whisky and a little (pleasing) warmth. Smooth is the dominant word here - easily the smoothest BA Stout I’ve had - really delightful.
Koelschtrinker (19464) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Leicht herber und malziger Beginn, im Verlauf süffiger aber langweilig laff. Die Herbe geht in bittere Noten über, das Röstmalzig ist gelungen, könnte aber noch intensiver sein. /8/9/10//9
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Draft @ 5th ACBF 2012. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark malts with fruits and some notes of whisky, with vanilla. The taste of dark fruits, bitter dark malt, notes of whisky and a little alcohol. The aftertaste is nice bitter with some alcohol.
jfb (6131) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a pitch black colour with a creamy dark beige head. aroma of bread dough, cherries, slightly tangy, with hints of toasted malts, bubble gum and peaches. flavour is light chocolate icing, oranges and dark fruit, with a heavy mouth-coating booziness and an astringent roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask. Completely black, small brown head. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, prunes. Taste is dark cocoa, toffee, booze, vanilla. Very nice.
bierkoning (13061) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Deep dark brown color, opague. Toffee, hints of oak in the aroma. Roasty alcoholic flavor with vinous notes and toffee. Powerful. Ashy aftertaste. Vanilla and licorice. Complex brew.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 Cask at ACBF 2012. Clear dark dark almost black - offwhite head. Chocolate, fruity, nutty, barrel notes, berries, light boozy notes, oakey, caramel, light bretty, dark chocolate, toffee, sweetness.
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at ACBF 2012.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of hay.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of oak and red wine.
Dry roasted finish.
harrisoni (18028) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At ACBF 2012. black as hell lasting tan head. Its got good sweetness from the whisky. Some good toffee. Rather good. Lovely impy stout good intensity but good balance too. Yes some toffee
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ acbf. Aroma is big roasty wood, liquorice and vanilla. Flavour is huge bourbon roast hop madness, quite alcoholic but pretty nice.