Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Quick re-rate April 5th 2014. Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to Caesar. Opaque black color, off-white head. Smell and taste malts, bitter, roasty, some alcohol. Full body, nice carbonation. -- Original rating: 6-3-7-3-13= 3.2. Pitch black opaque color, small beige head. Smell roasted malts, wood, coffee and slightly fruity. Taste roasted malts, coffee and bitter. Slow drinker.
sjogro (2193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 At Jim/John is back tasting. Bottle courtesy of kermis. Black with tan head. Rum, deep roasted chocolate malts, woody, quite boozy, old coffee, deep dark fruit, cool dark flavors, complex and hard to define, figgs, melasse. Medium sweet, mild bitter. Medium body, smooth oily boozy mouthfeel, very chocolatey. Really nice.
jmgreenuk (7093) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured almost black with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt, red berry fruit,, alcohol, light vanilla. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big mellow bourbon alcohol, fruit palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (3088) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at THT. Black with short lasting light brown head. Cognac, coffee, sweet red berries, ash, lots of sweet chocolate, bourbon, blackberry jelly. Quite sweet with soft roasted finish. Full bodied with slick feel and barely any carbonation.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Bottle #5 of 753. I completely forgot I had this bottle.
Pours black with a long lasting nice beige head. Aroma roasted malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, leather, prunes, lots of barrel character that gets more smooth as it warms up. Flavour is medium bitter and light sweetness. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bourbon, oak and a hint of grapes and prunes.
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s pitch black with a brown, dense and long lasting head. The aroma is complex with notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malt and licorice. The flavor has a light sweetness and a pleasant roasted bitterness and notes of licorice, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, it’s really nice. I’m happy I saved this in the cellar - it matured well...
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla and bourbon. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, coffee, quite roasted. Full body. Finish vanilla, light wood, quite roasted.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT 9. Thanks for sharing, ceasar!)
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 9. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells coffee, chocolate, bitter, roasty. Tastes roasty, chocolate and some coffee. Nice
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT 9 but I’m not sure who shared it. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells sweet, roasty, coffee, some alcohol. Tastes roasty, chocolate and bourbon, which is just what I like in a stout. Full body, soft carbo.
Habanero (3863) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown nearly black with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood and chocolate, notes of citrus, pine and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, creamy text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.