Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is herbal, caramel and alcohol and ripe fruits. Taste is quite sweet. Some orange. Full bodied.
caesar (5296) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from lekkerbier, BB early 2017, large sample. Opens with a big sssh, but only after a minute starts gushing like a madman. Seems to be a bit too much yeast particles as there remains a cloudy dark brown colored beer with a huge light brown head. Aroma is indeed a bit yeasty, some roast, grapefruit, pine, dark chocolate, dark bread, coffee. Medium bitter taste, mostly from dark roasted malts actually. Some sweetness. Again coffee and dark bread in flavor. High carbonation, medium body. Should try a proper version and rerate. Still has potential.
Dohny (269) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate and alcohol dominates in aroma. Alcohol (also fusel) dominates also in flavor. Bitter finish. Dark brown color with beige head. Full body, oily, warming alcohol, moderate carbonation.
Warming winter drinking.
I think some aging could make it better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dutchbeerpages (1652) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gusher but what was left was very tasty. I love beers like this. Complex, dark, beautiful. Bottle from Mitra Vismarkt in Groningen.
SimplySike (948) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma dark roasted malts, pine, caramel, chocolate, liquorice, coffee.
Taste chocolate sweet, pine coffee bitter.
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to an IP trade with Bierkoning, 30/09/14.
Light black to extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering.
Nose is big on roasty tones, earthy, spice, pine, dark fruit, hint tropicana.
Taste comprises more big roast, light booze, spice, liqourice, dark chocolate, light pine.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok CDA, a little too hot though.
Borresteijn (4861) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost black colour, big beige head. Aroma of blueberries, grapefruit, roasted malts, liquorice, charcoal, chocolate, earth, some alcohol, not your average BIPA. Flavour is sweet, fruity, currants, blueberries, grapefruit, charcoal, liquorice, some bitter chocolate, yeast, decent bitter finish, earthy and light ashy. Medium bodied. Over-carbonated, but a few swirls tackled that problem.
Scopey (7193) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich-roast, dark chocolate, pine, earth, orange peel and a touch of sherbet. The taste is bitter, rich roasted malt, earth, toast, pepper, caramel, dark chocolate, charred wood, spice and alcohol warmth with a very dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A touch rough around the edges, but not bad.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours rich brown with a creamy beige head. Well toasted bread on the nose with modest cocoa, roast, dirt. Big sweet flavor, some creamy chocolate, earth, charred wood. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some scorched earth, baking cocoa, more burnt wood. Not bad.
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd September 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, big pale tan head. Another slow gusher from this brewery. Palate is semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Semi dry dark malts, mild roast, touch of dry cream. Sweetish floral candy fruits. Mild piney hops. Smooth semi dry finish. Little spice. Tasty.
SVD (635) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Camping Ratebeer, Black beer, aroma was citrus, coffee. Taste was the same bit sweet and malty, nice.