Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is very fruity. I get some nice chocolate notes in there as well, but the fruit is what really stands out. The flavor is similar. There is some big red fruit notes (strawberries, raspberries and cherries) as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. The fruit tastes very fresh and seedy. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice variation of a delicious beer.
JulienHuxley (5656) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Ignace at Hopduvel. Oily black pour. Aroma is quite fruity, nice chocolate, very desserty, black forest cake. Taste is sweet, not too boozy, very fruity and chocolaty. Palate is rich, silky. Very nice.
kermis (11524) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Hopduvel, Gent, big thanks to Bobochamp. Pours black with no real head. Aroma of is like a Black Forest gateau, combined with an over grown backyard with berries. Chocolate and caramel. Thick and chewy in the mouthfeel with heavy sweetness and moderate bitterness. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
beernbourbon (1569) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black, small head. Aroma and flavor of grape jelly with roasted malt and rich toffee notes. Not overly sweet and not overly fruity. A nice balance. My favorite berry BCS berry variant.
j12601 (9684) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max’s for his birthday. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head that mostly appears through agitation. Big sweet berries on the nose, a hint of bourbon and vanilla. On the thicker side of medium-bodied, quite sweet, roast, chocolate, warm bourbon. Lingering sweetness and berries on the finish as it warms and gets a touch boozy. Very nice, but I certainly would not want to drink a whole bomber by myself.
tderoeck (8412) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
25/II/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-210) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: lots of chocolate, cherry liquor (Mon Chérie), sweet, lots of red berry candy, more chocolate. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, raspberry jam, nice fruity sourness, some sweet chocolate and caramel underneath, more red fruits jam, nice mix of sweet and sour. Aftertaste: chocolate, vanilla, lots of raspberries, strawberry jam. Wow, this is amazing!
czar (8032) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks dude. pours very dark brown, red tint, with a small beige head, some retention and lacing. silky milky and dark chocolate, berry-plenty, juicy fruitiness blend in very well in these dense roasted malts, wood, flowery and just a tad perfumey - never disturbing, some sweetness - molasses and buckwheat honey, spices, pinch of dirt, smoke and grassy resin. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, fruity-oaky-resinous-grassy-spicy finish. moderate drinkability considering its abv - a good sipper. elegant, distinctive and tasty. much enjoyed!
Minderbinder (3314) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with very low to no (beige) head. Aroma is of flowers, perfume, alcohol, fruits, berries. Taste is of flowers, perfume, roasted malt, sweetness, alcohol, berries, molasses. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Pretty good, but way too heavy on berries, flowers and perfume to be as outstanding as other BCS.
djd07 (11300) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is boysenberry and rye. Medium mouthfeel with a strong berry upfront with the rye finish, nice and jammy. Very good.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Scott. Dark and roasty; assorted berries underneath show themselves and balance nicely against the barrel, yet the fruit is more subtle than in Bramble. Sweetness at the end, light burn as it descends. Tasty.