PotjeBier (2423) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours a black color. Mocha colored head, but not much and no retention. Aroma’s: peat, peat, peat, iodine, leather, roasted malts, soy sauce, soft whiskey tones. Flavor is lightly sweet, with again peat, roast, chocolate. Alcohol feel is strong at first, but gets milder on the way. Soft carbonation. Finishes leathery and bitter. Very complex and very good.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pure black with small tan head. Nose is mildly smokey, chocolate and some dark fruit. Tastes is smokey, sweet and bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy yet sharp, heavy body. This is so much better than I had hoped for.
Bullit (4347) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ Arendsnest. Dark brown colour, thin off-white head. Nose is smoky, roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, smoky, chocolate.
tiong (5842) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Cracked Kettle
Pours pitch black with a tiny and sticky light brown head. Strong aroma of peated and roasty malts and hints of smoke, oak, vanilla and whisky. Taste is quite fruity and roasty with whisky notes coming in in the finish. Notes of vanilla, oak, peated malts and fruity hops. Finish is strong with whisky notes and roasted malts. Okay, quite strongly peated imperial stout but the whisky notes fit in quite nicely.
Borresteijn (6048) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. ABV 9.5%. Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of peat, tar, liqourice, salt, alcohol, sharp whisky, wood, roasted malts. Flavour is bitter, roasted malts, peat, some bitter coffee, light woody whisky, alcohol, some peat, ash, and earth in the roasty bitter finish. Only mild sweetness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, at 9.5%Vol, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, very complex Stout, smoked/roasted and slightly woody/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive
Koelschtrinker (15597) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gelungen malziger und gleichzeitig weicher Antrunk. Der Alkohol ist erkennbar aber gut ins das Bier eingebunden. Honig, tiefe Malznoten, auch die Röstigkeit ist außerordentlich gelungen. Super! /13/12/12//12
Countbeer (5880) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small to medium brown head on top of a black beer. Smell roasted malts, whiskey, peat, liquorice. Taste roasted malts, peat, nice but soft touch of whiskey, hint of earth, liquorice, hint of coffee, good bitter and spicy. Good bitter coffee whiskey aftertaste. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a light sticky texture.
Holy (837) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Borefts Bier Fest 2011 - WOW. Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey, and peat. This one’s awesome!
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colored brew. Peat, sweet chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is peat, chocolate, sweet, iodine, whiskey. Subtle bitterness. Very drinkable.