Borresteijn (4543) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from ABC Beers. Deep reddish brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of ash, hard roasted malts, coffee, hard liquorice, toffee, Belgian chocolate. Flavour of liquorice, hard roasted malts, light ashy, coffee, chocolate, toffee, bitter roasty finish. Light-bodied, a little over-carbonated, but tasty imo.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Coffee, malt and licorice in the aroma. malty sweet flavor with licorice and cinnamon. Roast. Not really impressed.
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Dark brown-red color with a decent sized beige head that diminishes quickly. Smell malts, caramel and slightly sweet. Taste malts, some caramel, just a slight touch of roastyness. Fairly thin bodied, low to medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @benzai thx to him. Hazy dark brown with a medium off-white head. Smells malts, slightly roasty, slightly hay/barnyard. Tastes roasty, malts, coffee.. But not very strongly. Nice taste for the low abv though. Medium body, soft carbo.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, solight metal, touch of fruit. Flavour is dry and roasty with notes of chocolate and faint hop bitterness. A bit onesided.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a muddy dark brown, but quite watery looking. Aroma of sweet phenolic malt. Quite a lively, full body and flavour of sweet, soft slightly fruity chocolate malt. Interesting, but certainly not more-ish.
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Filtered dark brown body with pretty big tan and stable head. Sticky toffee, coffee, tamarind and clove. Light body with more a herbal taste than a coffee or chocolatey one. Clean yeast profile and medium carbonation. It has a very historic, classic feel, which was the point of this beer I suppose. Have the feeling the recipe is better than the actual brew, which feels too clean. It’s okay. (33cl bottle)
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Aroma of toffee, berries, some roasted malts. Smells like a Bock with too much roasted malt. Not bad but still. Redish dark brown, tiny beige head, fair lace. Some coffee, malts, toffee, light bitter, burnt bitter in the finish, almost ashes. Medium body, dry. The name is confusing Jubilator = Doppelbock, yet called Stout. And the flavour does exactly the same: confuse. It’s in between a Bock and a Stout.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours a murky gravy brown with a smal tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt and chocolate. Flavour is light to medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodies with moderate carbonation.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from c1000, Delft. Shared with Kermis.
Thin off white head. Hazy dark amber pour. A bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. Not bad. Needs to be darker for a stout.