bartlebier (2537) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, merci bierkoning voor de serie. Pours a velvet black with stable head. Aroma of deep roasted malts, some liquorice and coffee beans. Very smooth mf, pleasant palate and rich taste for a 4% porter. The chili adds more of a fresh zing to the earthy hop pepper notes than it does carry a sting of itself. Chalky yeast profile helps keep this porter pleasantly dry. Surprisingly harmonious brew without any off notes, true to the style. Would be happy to drink this again anywhere in or outside of NL.
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a lacy brownish head. Spicy, coffee and licorice aroma. Chili, coffee and dark chocolate flavour. Very nice and lovely beer :-)
jmgreenuk (5716) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Rooie Dop, Utrecht at the RBESG 2013 opening night. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin off-white head. The aroma is dry dusty yeast. The flavour is medium bitter, spicy with liqourice. The chili is there but it adds to the flavour without dominating.
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG ’13. Bottle at de Rooie Dop brewdungeon shared by Benzai, thanks! Pours dark brown to black with a medium thanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and some earthy hops. Taste also has roasted malts, chocolate and a little bit of chili. Medium body and carbo. Not as spicy as you would expect from a chili porter, but quite nice.
rlgk (13192) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2013. Bottle at Rooie Dop, Utrecht. Black beer with s decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, chilli, roasted, hay, caramel, earthy notes. Milky spicy flavor, caramel, chilli, forsl, licorice, hay, some cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate finish with chilli, hay and some roasted notes.
MrHangover (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown beer with a creamy tanned head on top. Aroma has licorice, fresh pepper and some bay leaves influences. Flavour is quite bittersweet, licorice and molasses are really present. Not so spicey as I’d hoped for, being a chili porter. Still great flavours and has a medium long finish. Dry on the mouthfeel, quite decent beer.
Ungstrup (30267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, chili, and roasted malt, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
joergen (23375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of hay and dark chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
Dry roasted finish.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty to roasted chocolate. Chocolate, light tarish and dark roasted malty. Lingering dark roasted malty finish.
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at ABC Beers. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, light chilli, roasted malt and cerial. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, with the chilli warming in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.