note666 (967) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 - 10 - 29 330ml bottle. hazy brown colour. medium, fading, creme head. chocolate aroma. sweet, bit bitter taste. creamy palate
Isodorus (1) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice chocolate aroma which turns into a less earthy aroma. A brown color with steady light brown foam. Taste is okay, some sweet which is followed by a small bitter. Overall the tatste is just not that full and catchy. The carbonation is soft which makes it a bit weak in my opinion.
Overall I expected more from it, i know Emelisse has some great beers. But for the season Autumn (netherlands) it was a nice tasting experience (and my first post on Ratebeer :-)).
Benzai (4345) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Opaque murky brown color, no head. Smell malts, sweetness. Taste malts, sweetness, lightly herbs or spices. Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy brown with a light brown head that doesn?t last long. Smells some alcohol, some wood, slightly sweet, bit chemical. After a while the taste improves and you can smell what you taste. Tastes way better then expected! Coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, slightly roasty, red fruits, bourbon. Amazing taste. Great beer. Medium body, soft carbo.
Ober (2765) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of fruits with caramel, hints of chocolate with notes. The taste of caramel with some fruits, hazelnut, with hints of chocolate. The aftertaste is sweet with some bitter. IMO the best of the 3 notenbocks.
thanatosti (587) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra. Dark brown with tan head. Caramelly Nutella aroma. taste is likewise but with some coffee and chocolate hints. Rather short aftertaste.
Countbeer (2853) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium to bigger but lively head changes quick into a smaller head that is still lively and changes slowly into a lacing which has more sticking on the glass than in the middle.
Smell sharp gass, caramel, nutty, hint of chocolate, light benzine, some very light hints of cleaner, some light sticky sweetness like the caramel and chocolate sweets and some dust.
Taste is big hazulnut taste with some cacoa notes, chocolate malts, nutty dust and yeast, chalk, light bitter, lighter sweetness, some malty bittersweets and chocolate (liquorice) wood ish light coal notes.
Aftertaste is short and thin with just some hints of chocolate malts, nuts and grassy floral notes.
Low to meeium carbo, soft mouthfeel, mediumm body and a light watery texture.
Fun to see something different like this. Not even a bad beer but just a lot of hazulnuts and chocolate (nice as a chocolate paste reminder...)
bierkoning (8956) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky brown color. Hazelnuts, caramel and earthy notes in the aroma. Nutty, earthy caramelly, soft bittersweet flavor. Not really my taste.