deanso (4123) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle from ABCBeers, shared with Kermis.
Very thin off white head. Almost no carbonation. Cherry aroma. Clear deep burgundy pour. Slight sourness. An interesting beer.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of tart cherries, roasted malts, prunes, chocolate and some coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet, sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy brown pour, no head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, oak, varnish and some dried fruits. Flavor is slightly sour balsamic and slightly roasty. Low carb, bit thin body but delicate and well balanced. Interesting brew.
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is roasty malt, solvent, tart cherries, prune and more. Flavour is dry and tart cherry bretty notes, combined with a smooth roasty dark malt note. Some liquorice and sharp tartness fading into smoothness. Nice.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Very nice dark brown to black color with a deep dark red glow coming through. Aroma has sourness and brett. Taste is a bit similar, light to moderately sour, brett, red fruits, a bit basement aromas. Soft mouthfeel, not a very long lasting aftertaste. Not bad but it could use a bit more of everything. Still quite decent though.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Dark brown colour with no head. Smells sour, wine, wood, malts. Tastes sour, milky, chocolate, roasty and dusty. Like a superficial Flemmish brown. No carbo, medium body.
uckelman (144) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, bottled on 11 Oct 2012. Pours reddish brown, no head. Aroma is strongly sour, with a hint of red fruit (rhubarb and cranberries, maybe?). Most of the sourness is on the front of the taste, with the darker malt flavors on the finish. The mouthfeel is thin, but right for a porter. Very pleasing.
BoBoChamp (4689) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, as De Molen Wilde Porter (Barrel Aged), new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex sour Porter, malty/woody and slightly sour/roasted, very balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew
erickok (2821) - Tours, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost no head, just some beige bubbles. Dark amber body, hazy. Bready and chocolate base and a refined hop but really mostly about the wild funk. Not as complex as I expected though - the sourness seems to lighten the body. Only a light, smooth carbonation. Taste has more of the interesting interplay of sourness and creamy malts chocolate malts that I was expecting. And done well! Ending has a warming feel and some dry bitterness. It really grows on me as well. Nice malt and fun balance. Nice! (75cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden, very friendly priced)
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Rooie Dop Brew Dungeon. Hazy brown colour, tan head. Foaming was excessive and continuous. Nose is brett, funky, fruity, bit of toastiness and bit of chocolate. Flavour has a slight roastiness, brett, medium sour, yeasty. Interesting.