skortila (5852) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, banana candies (bananenschuimpjes) and some apple/alcohol. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet, has some coffee, roast, banana candies. Creamy body. Bit boozy. Nice. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2010-08-21, 7-4-7-3-15=36mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Dark brown color, almost black. Aroma of chocolate, paper, ash, alcohol, caramel; initially unexciting, then getting better. Good chocolate flavor, with pleasant residual sweetness; light ashy, coffee trace; reasonable hopping, for an English beer; the final has some alcohol too. Very pleasant.
2010-06-04. RBESG 2010, bottle at Johnny’s Off License, Rome, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Black color; creamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, cheese rind, coffee, all mild. Good body strength, chocolate flavor, with light roasted malt, enough residual sweetness, salty liquorice, and an English touch that makes it more interesting. Warming alcohol. Good.
Bottle shared at Bruce’s place. Many thanks to Kenny. Black opaque coloured pour with a mid tan head. Aroma is big dark fruits, plummy jammy fruits, viscous dark fruits, plummy, flavour is dark choc, tart fruit, little oxidisation, soy. Tart fruit. Palate is light, moderate carbonation. Nice jammy fruits. This has lasted impressively. TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2010
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottled [email protected]
Dark brown color, small brown head. Interesting aroma of toasted malts and apple. Palate is suprisingy light. Some stout-like flavors, but more cidery, apple, pear. Quite strong warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Nice although this beer is quite boozy.
Bottle 66 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a very dark brown - close to black - with a tint of red and a small beige head. Some overripe dark fruits in the nose and quite some phenols. Medium body, low carbonation, dark overripe fruits and vanilla. Very sweet. Absolutely no bitterness. 210810
Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle split at Bruce’s, big thanks to Kenny, 06/03/15.
Pitch black topped with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is spice, earthy cocoa, oxidised notes, light must, toffee fudge, dark fruit peel.
Taste comprises chocolate soufle, earthy, hint of coffee, wooded tones, ripe fruit, brown sugars, less oxidised than the nose - gentle trace, dates, fruit cake.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Not bad age considered. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle (2009) at Pre-ZBF 2010 (Thanks). Black - light brown head. Burned, roasted, sweetness, fruity, apples, licorice, nice hoppy, light wooden, grassy, caramel, dried, fruits. Smooth body. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottled. Deep ambery copper colour with small off-white foamy head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, some raisins, mild alcohol, chocolate and wood. Flavour is being quite similar with also some liquorice and mild notes of yeast. Ungstrup (37574) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and chocolate, leading to a dry finish. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
22nd January 2010
Opaque black beer. Light brown head. Nice combination of malt, bubblegum and sweet apple on the nose. Palate is semi soft and semi dry. Sweet dark malt with unsweet bubblegum that slowly morphs in to something appley. Finishes semi dry and with more dark malt. Was really looking forward to this - a Cider Brandy barrel beer! The reality is the flavour is mostly malt and bubblegum. Decent enough.