fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, as Hazelnotenbock
Black color, creamy head. The color is dark, almost black. There is some oxidized aroma and flavor of caramel, with relatively low bitterness, light residual sweetness, and no trace of hazelnut.
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.
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.
kappldav123 (3760) - Markkleeberg, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks interesting. Beer in the glass brownish, nice head. Starts strong, fine malty spicy, intense note of nuts. Finish a bit unbalanced, spicy and woody. Nice one.
Borresteijn (3651) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from Mitra Rokin. Dark brown colour with a tiny red hue, off-white creamy head. Aroma is very earthy, hazelnut shells, fibres, sweet dark malts, tiny hint of chocolate. Flavour is medium-sweet, very earthy again, like drinking dry earth, nutshells, hazelnut, chocolate, cocoa, hint of dark fruits, light bitter finish. Medium-bodied at best, soft mouthfeel.
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin white head.
Hazy amber pour. Nutty taste but a bit thin. Ok.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from Mitra (Maastricht) @ home - BB: IX/13 (2012-1330) Thanks to Anniek for getting me the beer!
Clear dark brown beer, big beige to brown head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: hoppy and fruity, alcohol, some ripe banana, bit earthy. MF: ok carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet and nutty, caramel, chocolate, bit sugary, syrup, alcohol, hint of vanilla, more chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, roasted nuts, earthy, some banana peel.
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...)
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.
ClubGonzo (2712) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from trade with Bierkonig. Deep brown, near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, hazel nuts, grains, straw and hints of rye and toffee. The hazel really comes out good in this one. Taste is a rather strange and somewhat discordant whirl of chocolate, hazel nuts (but now it seems weird), caramel, grains and straw. Although all the components in and by themselves seem fair enough, the combination doesn’t really work out for me, for some reason. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Not a very balanced beer, but I still wonder how they get so much nuttiness in the kettle without ruining head retention...