caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight coffee, bit earthy hop. Roasty bitterness in taste, bit fruity as well. Another well balanced brew from de Gooische.
King_Alex_II (1063) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown dark color with beige foam. The smell is roasty with malt and nut. The taste is roasty malty and a bit too foamy. The aftertaste is a bit boring.
SinH4 (2185) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with tan head. Rusty, metallic, old cellar from the bottom-fermented yeasts. Taste is coffee, more rust, quite spicy from the yeasty. Too much carbonation. Interesting.
Bosskie (695) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, huge head, lively carbonation.
Smell is metallic white pepper and very intense lemon sourness.
Taste is creamy bitter-sour. Very subtle hints of milk chocolate. Delicious fizz. Nicely balanced, no frills, nice!
jerohen (2151) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Gall&Gall, Naarden (good to see that even these guys are gradually expanding their selection of beers). Black appearance, small beige head. Aroma is not very strong but nice, roasted malts, licorice, some cocao even. Strong flavor of roasted malts, sweet licorice, wort, little bit of caramel, cocao, hint of coffee, finishes more bitter than sweet. I’m pleasantly surprised, it’s so good i’m actually going to get more of this. Finally some good local stuff from ’t Gooi.
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Slijterij van Pernis.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very tasty. Good for the style.
Douberd (4427) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Gooisch Zwart) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a glass tankard, ABV 6%
Very brown on the body, almost black. Tall and thick brown head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing around the glass.
Aroma has some roasted malts, lots of milky chocolate.
Taste follows, plenty of milky chocolate and as a result the beers is slightly sweet, but that’s only at first. On the finsish roasted malts, giving a subtle bitterness, carrying on the aftertaste, for quite long too. A touch of olive pit for a moment, cocoa. Very tasty
Medium thick body, a bit high on the carbonation without becoming annoying. Sticky palate.
Very tasty beer, I could drink it by the bucket.
Benzai (12384) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown to black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, lightly wort, a hint of caramel, maybe a hint of iron, lightly dark malts, lightly bitter. Average body medium carbonation. Decent.
DutchDrebus (5473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small to medium sized beige head. Smells wort, bostel, barnyard, dried corn, hay. Tastes lots of iron/rust. roasty, malts, hay. Way too much iron. Medium body, soft carbo.
R2k2 (445) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooi zwart, ondoorzichtig bier met een lichtbruine stevige en compacte kraag. Het aroma is iets zoetig en doet denken aan chocolade. Dit gaat mee in de smaak waar ook de hint van koffie of iets dergelijks in aanwezig is. De nasmaak is lichtjes bitter, maar overheerst niet.
Nice black, non-transparant beer with a light brown firm and compact layer of foam. It has a sweet aroma of chocolate. This goes on in the taste, where you also can find the hint of coffee or something like it. The palate is slightly bitter, but not to much.