steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift from my parents. Aroma is rich roasted malt with coffee. Oak flavor is not over done and gives this beer a bourbon barrel feel. Texture is very smooth - like velvet. This is a good after dinner desert beer.
floydslip (193) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a late-forming thin beige head. Virtually non-existent nose, but what’s there has some light chocolate, dark caramel, and nuts. Flavor is much more pronounced than the aroma with rich roasted grain, hints of burnt wood, and sweet vanilla coming through slightly. This is offset by a mild bitterness. Pretty thin for a stout, which goes with the rather mild flavor profile. Pretty good.
Benzai (8767) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque very dark brown to black color with a deep dark red glare coming through, average to medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, dark raisins. Taste malts, lightly roasted malts, a hint of raisins. Is there a hint of wood? Well, I think it’s because it says it has oak chips. Anyway, it’s not very good imo. Drinkable, but not very good.
Countbeer (4676) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Oirschot crew:
Deep dark black ish brown beer with a medium sized creamy head.
Aromas of roast, liquorice, some vanilla, light coffee.
Flavours of malts, mocha, light chocolate, some roast, vanilla, bitters.
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, toast, caramel and light chocolate.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture
DutchDrebus (4265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Cola colour with a small off-white head. Smells freshly washed laundry, roasty, some cocoa, coffee. Tastes chocolate, roasty, slightly salty, some liquorice, sweet, soft, oak, slightly insense. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
nathan30533 (648) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stout. Pours dark from the bottle with a nice forming head. Good lacing. Sweet smell and taste. Very enjoyable.
Holmen1 (2715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra Kihoskh (såvidt jeg husker) på RBHD-treff, Tau okt-14: brunsvart med kort lysebrunt skum. Myk, lekkert balansert og kompleks aroma med solbær, vanilje, lakris og sjokolade. Smaken følger naturlig opp, men etter hvert blir den litt flat og enkel og vanlijen får dominere. Halvtørr.
abemorsten (2883) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle at RBHD-gathering, Tau, Oct-2014. Black body with a small dense light brown head. Liquorice on the nose. Vanilla, oak comes through in the mouth. Dry. Chokolate malts. Medium to full bodied. Smooth to drink.
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting. ABV is 6%. Surprisingly moderate aroma, only weak oaky and roasty notes, some sourish hints. Medium dry flavour, notes of chocolate, oak and vanilla. Nice enough to drink.
Holmen2 (1164) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD gathering at Tau 18.10.14. Dark brown
Pale brown head. Aroma of citrus marmelade m, vanilla and dark chocolate. Lots of vanilla and dark chocolate in taste and aftertaste.
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter.