argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
50cl bottle. Medium tan head atop black-brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light wood, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit, vinous, light coffee, ash, faint cherry. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Big body and higher ABV -- seems more an IS than a Stout. Brett is virtually invisible at this point. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
500mL for $14 at Vendome. Clear deep cola , thick gray tan with thick lacing. Nose is grape drank and licorice. Taste is licorice and grape drank. Dusty, dry, chalky drained body. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Grape soda thanks GT2 500ml bottle extra delicious slash decent nothing crazy here, dark, foamy BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2013
500ml bottle and served in tulip: Very roasty, very earthy, moderate bitterness still and some urine, bile and barnyard bretty notes appearing. Anise, raw cocao, and prune notes as well. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
Well as expected it is indeed different... not too sure I would like this as the brett takes even further control and thins out the body.
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with small head. Aroma of sourness. Flavour with malt, fruit, spices and bret.
FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2013
A very careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, light brown tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated dark chocolate brown color that is not quite black, but is quite opaque when held up to the light. The aroma smells of dark malt, roasted citrusy hops and mint flavored toothpaste. The roasted grain character melds really well with the ample hop character, it is hard to see where one ends and the other starts, despite them being very disparate in base descriptors (roast vs fruit); is it fruit infused charred malt, or roasted hops that I am smelling? As the beer warms up a bit there starts to be a vinous, red-wine like character that comes out, as well as a touch of funky, light phenolic character; this is the Brettanomyces signature, but it is still quite subtle and would be hard to single out if you didn’t know the lineage of this beer.CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Somewhat light bodied, but rich feeling up front, the beer does thin out considerably towards the finish where it gets a bit funky, phenolic, and Brettanomyces leaning in character. Essential citrus zest, a pine like and citrus woody character are quite noticeable up front, though it gets a bit thin, sort of like diluted citrus juice, towards the finish. Rounded roasted malt contributes a chewy toasted, whole grain, brown bread character, some soft cocoa notes and some definite, city to city+ roasted, cold pressed coffee notes as well.
The Brettanomyces character plays a fairly subdued role here, which is to be expected in a young, 100% Brett beer, and I wonder if it will get more funky with age. Right now it has a nice mix between the dark malt character and the expressive hops, and the dry, light body contributed by the Brett works pretty well as well. Nice!
Bottle via The Cheese Shop@ DSM LOL 1st edition 06/13/13heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours basically black with a small tight head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is leathery with a good blackberry character, plenty of chocolate, some dusty notes and some earthy hops.
The flavor is very earthy and hoppy. Plenty of chocolate and raw cocoa character, plenty bitter all around, very dry with some nice blackberry and mulberry fruitiness.
I don’t know why I’ve got such a soft spot for this one, but I really do. I can see why some wouldn’t even like it, but it’s right up my alley.
Bottle shared by CanIHave4Beers at the throwdown with adnielsen. Poured black with a light brown head. The nose was big anise and milk chocolate. There was also a little bit of brad crust. The taste was dry cocoa and peanuts. There was also some raspberry hint. A strong roasted finish. Solid. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aromas. The taste follows suit. Decent body and mouthfeel. Average but not impressive. NikkTwist (3218) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle at Eulogy. Lot number 0000001. Opaque brown pour with a slim tan head (though the head nearly overflew the bottle before the second pour). Very smooth, almost fluffy, coffee/chocolate at first sip. Feels oddy ethereal. Glad I am having this warm. Notes of cinnamon, cocoa nibs, burnt caramel, prunes and charcoal grill. The Brett only brings a very mild spike to the mix. Would not otherwise know it was there. Still amazed by the unusual light body - note I do not mean light in the traditional sense, the body is nicely full but feels like you are sipping on a cloud. Definitely stands out.