PetervanderArend (16) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kees Bubberman did a great job! Very nice Creme Brulee Stout. Specially brewed for KiKa Child Cancer Foundation
DwarfeD (462) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a nice suprise this was. I was in for a stout and then I got this great full flavoured beer.
kermis (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Arendsnest 12.5 year. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of massive chocolate milkshake, roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, light coffee, and a light dark fruitiness. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (1968) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured medium black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt and coffee. Medium to full body, flavour is smooth vanilla, quite creamy over some roast chocolate malt. Sweet but dry finish.
77ships (3014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Benzai. Thx! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Nice label. Pours a murky dark brown with little head. Smell is very strong, lots of heavy Eastern-Europe chocolate, very, very sweet, touch condensed milk, huger brown sugar,… Taste actually starts out unlike as suggested by the nose with bitterness, bitter chocolate and roast followed by very sweet Eastern-Europe chocolate, brown sugar, syrup, bitter herbs in the finish, chocolate milk mix, cocoa, enjoyable but also a very mixed and messy combination of elements. Med, touch sticky & grainy body. Not bad but a poor mans Creme Brulee.
lusikka (4974) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ ’t Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Rated on 24.2.2013.
Pours a black colour with a white head. Aroma is very sweet, as you’d expect from a crème brûlée stout. Also strong roastiness, vanilla and wet earth on the nose. Flavour is really smooth with vanilla, roasted malts, dark chocolate, plums and alcohol. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a smooth, malty, sweet finish. Enjoyable.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 22 Feb 2013) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, crème brulée and vanilla. Malty, roasted taste with milky chocolate, cacao, crème brulée and a gentle cacao bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Very nice stout with a generous chocolate and vanilla character.
Idiosynkrasie (2734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Intense milk chocolately aroma. Taste is moderately sweet chocolately, husky and spicy undertones, some vanilla, clove. Very tasty.
Countbeer (3654) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live rating from the 2,5 hour train ride tasting session 2013:
Medium sized creamy beige light tan foamy head that changes quick into a staying thick lacing on top of a black colored beer.
Aroma has lots of milk chocolate, some sweets, caramel, creme brulee, toffee, chalk and cacoa powder.
Flavours of milk chocolate, spices like cloves, light bitter, cacoa, light sweet coffee hints, caramel, light bitter, light chocolate chalk and a hint of roast.
Aftertaste chocolate, bitter, cacoa, light spices and toast/roast.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
Wow, didn’t expect this, pretty good.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle from 12 1/2 years of ’t Arendsnest party. Very dark, practically black. Has short head, and overall the looks are what one usually expects with a stout. Smell has very very much chocolate/cocoa. And the first sip is full of chocolate plus sharpness of alcohol. After a moment the other aromas appear and they are from yeast; basement, leather and such. Texture is oily and there carbonation is on minimal level. Finish is rather long.