Borresteijn (5068) - Amsterdam, - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample at In de Wildeman. Clear dark copper to brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of Christmas spices, brown sugar, candied fruits, amber malts, ground coffee. Flavour is likewise, with a nice coffee flavour and good bitterness. Light to medium-bodied. Decent Belgian Strong Ale, came across as a Belgian winter ale with coffee added. Nowhere near a stout as stated here on RB, that must be a mistake.
Marduk (3215) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Sweet, raisins, malty, metallic notes in aroma. Metallic, earthy, malty, some coffee beans in taste. Too high carbonation for this type of beer. No thanks.
FatPhil (9819) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
750ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Smells of tinned tomatoes, metallic. Tastes of rye bread, but also very old. BB 9 months in the future. Raw and old stale metallic taste. Just occasionally I get a hint of coffee, but it’s rare, and it’s not so nice at all. Even 2.2 is an overrate. Watery palate, thinnish. So much an overrate, this is going down the drain.
TheFoamhead (151) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just as the aroma, the taste is also dominated by the javan coffee from Finca La Pila in Guatemala that Broeder Jacob uses to flavour this beer. The intense coffee taste blands with hints of milk chocolate and a subtle bitterness. And intetresting and pleasent mix. The whole is complex but mild and round. So you can either discover all the taste notes or just enjoy the overall experience.
There are some flavours that are an perfect match with strong dark beers. Coffee is definitely one of those and the Double Espresso will bring you the proof!
rayaron (461) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample. Cloudy dark brownish-amber with medium beige head. Spicy aroma, dried fruits, notes of caramel, date honey and some maltiness. Very sweet flavor, spicy, yeasty, dried fruits, prune and notes of coffee, faint soy sauce notes and quite boozy. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.
crtalbot (3) - Beverwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An unusual beer. Dark amber coloured. Fruity aroma with a hint of coffee. The taste isn?t as strong as it should have been (In comparison, their Double Port really has a strong port taste).
Excalibur123 (231) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 Presenta color ámbar oscuro con reflejos rojizos y abundante cabeza de espuma y buena retención en copa, en nariz aromas a caramelo, albaricoque, frutos secos y licor; en boca entrada suave y maltosa con amargor muy sutil, notas a café y especias; cuerpo ligero y carbónico medio; trago largo en una cerveza fácil de beber con pos gusto dulce y alcohol bien integrado aunque con poco cuerpo y demasiado maltosa para ajustarse al estilo stout.
TtV (147) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep dark, brown with a slightly reddish glow. Off white head that stays. Aroma is surprisingly sweet with malts recognizable. The taste is firmly bitter, but it’s not overdone. The coffee is recognizable but not too much up front. Not bad!
ZupaKino (34) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geur van frisse appel, stroop en mout. Mooi donker van kleur, stevig schuim. Smaak van iets zurige koffie.
markoijelena (783) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Draft 0.25l taste sample with tderoeck at Broeder Jacob stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark reddish color with medium white head.On the nose coffee. Taste and aroma kicks start with a strong coffee flavour, but after little bit disappointing watery.Not good complexed.Erwin and tim told me first batch was amazing.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB 27.11.16, large sample. Bit hazy amber to copper color, medium frothy off-white head. Aroma is quite spicy, clove, licorice, bit toffee, caramel, bit stale malt. Just a tiny hint of coffee. Just your typical spicy belgian dark ale. Sweet and spicy yeast in taste. Medium carbonation, thin to medium body. Boring like all Broeder Jacob beers.