NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black colored brew. Nice brown head. Roasted aroma. Sweet, malty flavor with some tones of salmiak, licorice, , dark chocolate, caramel. Bitterness is not deep enough, it’s shallow and too sweet. Overall still a very nice brew. But could use more complexity and more intens bitterness.
caesar (5183) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy brown color, short brown lasting head. Aroma of some chocolat, coffee, licorice. Slight bitter taste, but mostly licorice and sweetness. Bit sticky and dry.
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle # 553, obtained from the brewery. Dark brown coloured, brown head. Roasted malts and liquorice dominate the aroma. Somewhat sweet flavour, which later develops to be more bitter. Flavour’s not as complex as the aroma and i have the feeling it could use some more body. I can’t say i’m really impressed by this one. But luckily this brewery has many other fantastic brews.
bierkoning (10263) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle # 54. Deep dark brown color. Roast, ash, hints of caramel and grapes in the aroma. Initial malty sweetness challenged by hints of licorice and dark chocolate. Earthy hops, grapes and roasted malt. Pleasant and easy to drink, with coughing syrup in the aftertaste. Tasty porter.
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bottle #537. Dark brown to black-colored with a big, slowly-diminishing, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some cocoa and hints of spiciness. Sweet flavor of malt, roastiness of coffee and some chocolate, some dark bread, light acidity and yeast notes. Finishes mildly bitter with a bit of hops. Medium-bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Nothing astonishing, just a very good beer.