Rasmus40 (8923) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little roasted malt. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and roasted light bitter finish. 191012
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Arendsnest on 5 April 2011. My first beer from this new brewery and, overall, a quite promising effort. Very dark colour. Good coffee & chocolate in the aroma. There’s just a hint of cooked vegetable which I sometimes liken to baked beans too. Some roast coffee in the flavour. Quite creamy, but dry mouthfeel. Looking forward to trying some more beers from this brewer.
Benzai (5881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home. Pitch black color, full sized very light brown head that leaves fair to good lacing. Smell malts, a lot of roasted malts and some smoke, some coffee, some ash. Taste malts, roasted malts, light to moderately smoke, lightly ash, lightly coffee, some bitter. A bit thin bodied imo, medium carbonation.
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Near black and opaque with an off-white head. Plain chocolate, dark fruit aroma with decent roastiness. Flavour of coffee, more chocolate, with a touch of sweetness on the tongue and a dry, toasty finish. Enjoyable.
BoBoChamp (4731) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, at 7.5%Vol, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, not complex dry Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
caesar (4511) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Wormer, small sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of chocolate, quite fruity of blackcurrant, slight spicy and earthy as well, hint of roast. Creamy texture. Slight sweet, slight bitter, bit dry. Very well balanced and a good try on an English stout. Good stuff.
altonbrownd (4505) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Black body with slight head. Nose of licorice, malts and some vanilla. Taste of chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Sort of all over the place. Quite a prickly stout.
deanso (4195) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle at the Alkmaar Beer festival 26th Feb.
Quite a decent dry stout. My 1st beer from this new brewery
Borresteijn (4159) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle, bought from the brewer at NHBF. ABV 7.5%. Black colour, dense light beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, Belgian chocolate, liquorice, milk. Flavour is medium sweet, cream, hard roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, bitter roasted finish with some moccha and chocolate sweetness. Medium bodied, oily and creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Arend’s Nest. Black pour with bubbly off white head. Chocolate and coffee in aroma with a certain yeastiness. Flavor is initially chocolate the a strong coffee kick. A slight sour dryness spoils it overall.