TrefwoordPunk (850) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small tan head and an aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some cherries, mandarin, roasted malts, toffee, dried plums or figs, peanuts and freshly baked bread. Taste is medium sweet and there’s some hoppy bitterness in the end. A really nice stout!
DutchDrebus (5107) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown to black colour with a medium sized beige head that doesn’t last very long. Smells roasty, red fruits, slightly sour. Tastes roasty, sourish, some chocolate, hint of mint. Medium body, soft carbo. Kinda weird, not bad but also not how I prefer my stouts to be.
Fin (8700) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at picked up at Deen supermarket, Landsmeer, consumed at Camping Het Riven, Landsmeer Nr Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday 5th October 2015. Hazy charcoal/brown, sediment in suspension with a slim head. Coffee and chocolate in equal measures on aroma and in the mouth. This is a good stout. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Dutch supermarket, thanks to Craftmember. One of these ’virtuous’ beers with double names from this brewery. Thick, dense, pale yellowish beige head retaining very well, colour very dark reddish chestnut brown, blackish in overall appearance but transparent on the edges. Pleasant, typical stout aroma of bitter chocolate nibs, coffee grounds, burnt toast, beef stock, bayleaf, subtle hints of salmiac, wet leather, iron shavings (but feeling ’natural’ here), dried banana, vanilla and cigar ashes. Despite being characterized as a dry stout, it kicks off with a dense, almost candied, yet restrained sweetness, a bit liquorice-like, along with raisins, baked banana and candied dates, but drying as the liquid travels over the tongue, with a slick, oily, caramelly, nutty and deeply toasted malt body with soft carbonation, turning roasted in the end with a lovely, profoundly ’fondant chocolate’-like bittersweetness further bittered with late but quite assertive, spicy, leafy hops in the end and a dash of warming, but non-disturbing alcohol. I love a good stout and this surely is one, makes me curious about the rest of this brewery’s range.
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apparently thiis beer went through some evolution. According to this recent bottle I got from a Dutch supermarket called Deen, it’s got 7% abv, 51 ebu, a 121 ebc.
It pours a beautiful black with a small tanned foamy ’mocca’head, medium to soft carbonation.
The roast malts and coffee hit your nose straight away in this still subtle aroma. There’s dark cacao, hops, some fruity hint ( like datk sweet citrus, tangerine of some sort...), toasted bread and nuts.
The taste is of roasted malts, a lot of nice bitter coffee, bitter hops, again that very faint hint of something fruity I can’t quite put my finger on, a slight cirtic-acid edge to the nice oily, bitter coffee aftertaste, a medium dry hop-feeling in the mouth, lovely bitter with cacao and hops, get even a bit of the bread in the aftertaste with a smithering of silt lining. Some sweetness is still in there too. Alliteration goes well with this one: Black, Bitter, Beautifully Brewed. Love this one.
MelvinKalksma (301) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2015 Aroma:
Not a strong smell overall; licorice, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate.
Black coloured beer with a creme head.
Roasted malts, coffee, licorice, chocolate. Also the taste is not that strong.
Franksv6 (647) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear dark beer with a beige head, high carbonation. Taste : lots of caramel, fruity, dark malts and coffee .
ferit (176) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Geur erg zwak. Alleen bij het openen van de fles dacht ik, ja dit gaat goed worden maar in het glas is dit alles weer weg. Ziet er normaal uit als elke andere stout. Deze stout gaat richting de bitter wat niet echt mijn smaak is. Naast de bitter kan ik niet veel andere smaken eruit vissen. Iets van de alcohol krijg je wel mee. Normale stout.
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
creamy dense beige head leaves structured lacing fades with foamhead. coffee coloured. aroma is moccha, coffee, cornetto. taste is roasted malts, coffee finishes with a profound bitterness, bit of ash. rather thin mouthfeel however, medium carbonation. bottle 33cl / bbf nov-2015
RW80 (1464) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Allmost black with abeige creamy head, leaving minor lacing.
Aroma: roasted malts, caramel ,licorice tones, coffee and some chocolate.
Taste: Powerfull Roasted and toasted malts, craamel, moderate bitter and sweet, some licoricewood tones and coffee . Aftertaste has some herbal and sweet tones.
medium body, slightly below average carbonation, oily texture.
Good Stout with a very full taste, but does have some complexity.