Martinus (2520) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black colour, off-white head. Starts out with herbal aromas, soon replaced by cacao and chocolate, quite boozy. Some mandarins (tangerines) and what feels like an almost completely hidden hint of smoke. Sweet woody flavour, astringent, red wine, sour notes. Dry finish, dry sour, astringent wood, red wine, traces of whisky. Amusing, and nice as an experiment, but for me not something I’d drink a whole evening.
(From 33cL bottle @ home. Batch 2857. From trade with CountBeer. Thanks Kamiel!)
Idiosynkrasie (2734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour with small, frothy, collapsing, off-white head. Aroma has an intense oak note, but nothing else. Taste is dry, notes of oak, leather, a sourish dark malty touch in the background. Expired?
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
300313. Bottle at home. Pours almost black with a nice head. Aroma ripe fruit(?), coffee, vanilla. Maybe a bad bottle because this tastes like a wild ale. Yet it works very well. Not Bad.
jerohen (1931) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from biernavigatie.nl. Black appearance, small brown head. Nose of vanilla, wood, whisky, malts. Malty flavor, smoky, vanilla, in finish more wood. Short dry finish. Unusual, the complexity doesn’t really match with the low ABV, but not bad.
Plaas (82) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great stout, lots of coffee and oak. Cherry. The whisky is not easy to recognize, but that shouldn’t be a problem. Nice oak-aged beer with some peat in the aftertaste.
note666 (1061) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 - 01 - 30 330ml bottle. dark brown colour with a red glow. medium, fading to small tan head. complex aroma... hints of licorice, grapes, caramel, coffee.... bitter-sweet taste, bit alcohol... dry palate...
Benzai (5734) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has something really weird in it. Don’t know what to think really. Weird. Taste malts, some oak, a light sourness. Medium body, thin texture, ok carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3080) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Muddy black with no real head. Smells slightly sour, red fruits, oak. Tastes red fruits like cherries, oak, woods, chocolate in the aftertaste. I can’t find the whisky though. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear almost black colored beer, with a foamy beige head. The aroma ofdark malt wit fruits. A little wood . The taste of dark malt some vanilla, with dark malt, notes of whisky with a bitter. The after has sweet wit wood notes and a gentle bitter.
Countbeer (3654) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown pour which creates a deep dark ruby colored beer with an ashy beige light tan ish medium sized head that slowly lowers down and leaves a thick and thin lacing.
Smell lots of typical whiskey notes: oak, vanilla, some spices, there are hints of toast, barley malts, sour, yeast and manure.
Taste is a bit thin with dominating sour and whiskey notes: some malts, spices, grapes, bit dry, malty bitters, yeast and some grape(fruit) bitters.
Aftertaste is bitter, dry, malty, there is a light grape and malty dryness,
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel with a light spicy edge, good medium to lightly fuller body and a light creamy texture.
Seems like this one has an infection too, or that sour touch was created on purpose which I don’t think is a bad thing but doubt it is on it’s place here. But next to that, decent beer which I would love to drink at any gig instead of that low quality pilsner.