77ships (7251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you for sharing people! Sampled bottled @ “Gouda Winterbier Festival 2016”. Dark red amber with no head. Nose is dull umami oily herbal sweetness. Taste is watery, herbal, dull sugary, oily, umami, light soy sauce, sweet,… Whatever smoke is in here just translates into umami & herbal notes for me. Watery & oily say sauce body. Not a big hit for me.
Zlotta (1550) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Winterbierfestival Gouda 2016. Hazy, brownish amber with a thin, frothy, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly smoky aroma of caramel, brown sugar, nuts and some smoke. Sweetish-malty, slightly smoky taste of caramel, brown sugar, nuts and some peat, followed by a medium long, slightly peaty, boozy finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, flat. Very nice!
sjogro (2191) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at PINT Winterbier festival Gouda 2016. Dark brown. Sweet roasted and smoked malts. Big sweetness and little else. Some raisins and a little gumball coating. Big sweet, slick and alcoholic. Errr.....
Maakun (3087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled at Winterbierfestival Gouda. Clear reddish brown with small beige ring. Lots of caramel and sweet grains, brown sugar, cardboard. Not much else except some light glue and spices. Very sweet. Over medium bodied with slick feel. Nope.
Beerhunter111 (15264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours very dark ornage brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma of dark malt, plums, red fruits, some smoke. Taste of sweet roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, plums, alcohol.
oh6gdx (24589) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (backlog). Reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, sugar, syrup, some smoked wet wood as well as some toffeeish notes. Flavour is smoked wet wood, alcohol, toffee, ripe fruits and some mild spices.
tricksta_p (3148) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavour is medium to heavy sweetness, but not too sweet. Unfortunately, I did not pick up any of the promised smoke notes. More like an Abt/Quadrupel than a Barley Wine. Very nice.
jerohen (2156) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks to Arjen for sharing. Dark brown colored, small head. Malty nose, dried fruit, just a hint of smoke. Sweet malty flavor, more smoke, although still subtle. A huge step forward compared to the regular Kachel.
PotjeBier (2556) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at PWBF Gouda 2014. Deep dark brown color. Short beige head. Aroma’s of sugar, red fruit, sweet fruit, subtle hints of smoke. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, dark/roasted malts. Medium bodied. Lingering flavor. More than decent.
TheJvd (1021) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Winterbier Festival Gouda 2014. Pours dark brown reddish with a small off-white head. Aroma has caramel, raisin, malts and a little bit of smoke. Taste also has a bit of smoke, dark fruits, caramel and a medium bitterness. Medium body and carbo. Nice lingering smokey finish.