Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, huge fluffy off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly milk chocolate, lightly (Dutch) "hopjesvla". Taste malts, again milk chocolate and hopjesvla (which I hate) and decently bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Meh.
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a huge beige head. Smells blueberry, chocolate, roasty, sweet. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Quite nice. Soft to medium carbo, medium to full body.
Countbeer (5998) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige brown head. Black beer.
Aroma of dog food, choco malts, nuts and some coffee and chocolate tints.
Flavour is malt roast, chocolate, coffee, nuts, bitters...
Aftertaste is dry, roasty, coffee and chocolate with a nutty edge...
Fully carbonated which causes a foamy overlead in your mouth... Good medium bodied.
Abijen (2467) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Donker bruin bier met een gigantische beige schuim kraag. Ruikt pinda, noten, chocolade. Smaakt hazelnoot, cacao, chocolade, geroosterd, bitter. Enorm veel carbo.
slowrunner77 (9940) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m a fan of stouts and of coffee, and definitely coffee stouts. I also dig beers like rogue hazelnut brown, but this is a stout with flavored coffee. Flavored coffee is bad, mkay? The cloying burnt hazelnut aroma and flavor is way too much. You can barely taste coffee or stout. Too strong on the aftertaste too.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall real good just a tad cloying sweet on palate. Poured black with brown tinge to it big tan head. Aroma of cocoa and fennel taste of same with some pleated malt character. Finish taste is great but somewhat sweet.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Black beer with an brownish head. Malty nutty licorice vanilla dark fruits aroma. Nutty chocolate coffee dark fruits vanilla licorice flavour. Delicious :-)
rlgk (17973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Malty hazelnut aroma, licorice, vanilla, but rede, some raisins and figs. Roasted hazelnut flavor, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, figs, some licorice. Quite nice.
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. Aroma is dry and roasted, coffee. Herbal. Dense dark malty and coffee, toffe. Roasted and dark malty. Bitterand slight herbal finish.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a nice dark jet black with a frothy brown head. coffee and cocoa on the nose. Great coffee taste, one of the best stouts i’ve had in this abv range. bravo