Boekanier (57) - - JUN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok beer, smokyness comes through nicely. Minimal head, foam is sticky though. Taste is sweet with a lingering sweet and bittery finish. Quite a lot of carbonation, too much in my opinion. Also misses complexity.
Borresteijn (4678) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle at Jopenkerk. So smoked porters are listed as porters, not as smoked anymore? Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of soft campfire smoke, leather, earth, dark fruits, some roasted malts. Flavour is sweet, quite fruity, dark fruits, some red fruits, soft smoke, hint of leather and chocolate, soft bitter roast finish. Medium-bodied at best. Would have liked some more roast, but this was a tasty treat nonetheless.
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of smokiness, though not as much as I’d like. Some decent chocolate, some licorice, and a medium to weak body. Tried at the Burg Bierfeest with Nick in 2014.
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark Brown color, milk and smoke (smoked sausage and beechwood) in the aroma. Roasty smoky flavor, fat sausage mainly. Creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced.
goozen (2941) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with dry bitter taste with excellent hints of smoked and an little bit of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
Benzai (8226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque dark brown color, medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, a hint of liquorice, lightly smoke, decently bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai. Brown colour with a medium sized beige to light brown head. Smells smokey, roasty, coffee, chocolate, nice. Tastes quite smoked, roasty, coffee.. Lovely smokeyness. Medium to full body, soft carbo.
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Lekker Bier, BB 03 2015, medium sample, served in a tulip glass. Dark brown color, medium lasting creamy brown head. Aroma of some roasted malts, bit coffee, some smoke going towards peat, slight wood, dark chocolate. Bit sweet in taste, bit bitter. Chocolate and roasted malts are blended together nicely with the smoke, which is not too dominant and which didnt make the beer very dry. Plenty of sweetness left to compete with. Smooth and almost creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. Wonderful beer!
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a foamy tan head. Scents of coffee and smoke fill the nose. Cacao and mocca. Tastes of ham and woodsmoke. Taste is a little thin, but after swalloing it gets stronger, filling the mouth with a pleasant porter taste. Not a beer I would finish in a couple of minutes, but it definitely has quality taste.
SimplySike (875) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma smoke, dark fruits, licorice, caramel.
Taste smoky bitter, caramel fruity sweets.
jmgreenuk (4339) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is peaty malt, light fruit, light smoke. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth caramel malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Didn’t really get much smoke, but a smooth and very satisfying porter all the same. I would buy this again.