beerplace (1733) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
750ml bottle at Brian’s office. Vintage 2016. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, green pepper, brown sugar. Similar taste. Moderate sweetness. Quite good stuff. Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Dark brown, no head. Looks pretty flat (not surprising). Green pepper, touch of roast, lots of alcohol...intense aroma. Sweet, touch of coffee, more of that pepper. Alcohol jumps out at me. It’s a big, massive beer with a whack of coffee but without a real sense of purpose. caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle @ Benzai’s Crazy Carnaval 2017, 5-10 cl sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roast, some dark choc and quite some coffee. Smooth coffee in taste, bit chocolatey sweetness. Quite straightforward, but good stuff. ShivanDragon (4205) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2017
van fles @Benzai’s Anti-carnaval Tasting; 75cl. schenkt zwart met kaki kraag. aroma van hout en veel koffie, chocolade, gebrand en geroosterd. Smaken van veel koffie maar niet extreem, zacht, glad, geroosterd en gebrande mout, chocolade, zoet, plakkerig. lekker. Benzai (15921) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ Anti-carnaval Tasting. Opaque black color, small beige to light brown colored head. Smell and taste malts, soft roast, bourbon, coffee, some alcohol, roast, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely.
DutchDrebus (6033) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ benzai’s political debate during carnaval tasting. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, coffee. Tastes coffee, liquorice, roasty. Medium to full body, soft carbo. Svartvit (628) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Smells like a very fruity and nutty coffee. Nice light roast to it, lots of raisins, plums, dates, banana. Quite some chocolate and caramel in the taste and a bit more of a straight up espresso, still some fruity sweetness. Tiny sour note, the typical one that coffee sometimes brings. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, low carbonation. Hopmaestro (1664) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2017
Aroma is a shitload of coffee of course, but also chocolate notes and slight hints of earth. Taste is quite massive coffe and heavy roasted malts. Espresso shot. Light fizzy in the mouthfeel which makes it alive and kicking. Light sweetness and maybe a tad of vanilla in the end. A pretty massive beer indeed, but I can’t let the feeling go that there is something missing though? Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2017
Qu’est-ce que c’est bien foutu. J’avais peur que cela soit trop café et simpliste.
Equilibre magnifique entre le café, une très légère torréfaction, une rondeur genre bourbon. Des nuances de fruits noirs genre prune et mûre mais qui restent en toute discrétion et viennent juste relever le tout.
Se boit franchement toute seule... Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
750ml bottle during a bottle sharing @Pulapka, Gdansk
Strong coffee and tonka aroma. Some marcipan scents. Taste is strong coffee and vanilla in the finish