dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good but compared with other stouts a little flat and boring. There’s no intense flavour and the aftertaste goes away in a flash. Mediocre/good.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught in Cefe Derat, Utrecht. Fairly chocolatey standard stout, but an overly burnt taste, although not exactly up to Rauchbier standards, downgrades the experience for me. Got the impression the malt was too roasted for my palate.
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer Tasting, London. Cheers Bruce for bringing this one along! Pours black-brown with a lovely, creamy beige head. Cocoa, roast, light lacto sweetness and dark bread in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with subtle roast, burnt bread, cocoa and some ash. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Semi-sweet finish with charcoal, some cocoa and burnt earth bitterness. Very decent beer.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to Leighton at his Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. It pours almost black, with a thin beige head. The nose is salted liquorice, chocolate, caramel and seawater. The taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate hint of smoke, caramel, nut and salted liquorice, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad.
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Deep brown color with a modest, creamy tan head. The aroma’s of dark grape, balsamic vinegar, charred wood. The taste is toasty, vinous. Quite sweet. Some bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel’s a bit thin. Soft carbonation. Overall, quite pleasant.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, roasted flavor with a mellow chocolate aftertaste. Medium to weak body with a smooth finish and a lingering sweetness.
MaartenRF10 (1817) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Full-bodied dark beer with creamy brown head. Well-balanced and tasty, though average stout. Aroma of roasted malts and some dark chocolate. The malts and chocolate come back in the taste along with some coffee.
dutchbeerpages (2012) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good stout from a beautiful 75cl bottle. Chocolate, berries, creamy palate with a fresh aftertaste.
JorisPPattyn (8913) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good brown-beige head over nearly black beer. Faint chocolate, lightly roasted, cypress, dark green leaves (and ditto malts). Sweet, slightly roasted, active carbon, sweetness building up in the finish, with upcoming woodiness and nutty flavours. Very slick, medium to well-bodied, and generally quite well-balanced. Rather excellent, very well-balanced stout, one to cherish again.
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black color, brown head, quickly receding. Aroma: roast, mocha, chocolate, sweet, even a bit of fruit. Flavor is roasted sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes roasted and bitter. Pretty good.