SimonBeer (97) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Drinking date: 11 July 2014) Pitchblack beer with a beige frothy head of foam. Bit of a metal aroma, but also nice burned aromas. Also a bit salted liqorice aroma, and aromas of ripe dark fruits. The taste is really good. Bitterness of the burned malts, and a bit of a liqorice taste. The mouthfeel is also good. Slightly thicker/smoother body with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a really good beer. Strong beer with good burned aroma and flavour, and a slightly thick body. I like this! Total score 3.9!
androman (320) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Dark brown-ruby color, outstanding rocky borwnish head with good lacing. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, moderated chocolate and coffee, licorice, hint of dried fruits. Alcohol is slightly noticable already in the nose. Taste medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, coffeeish bitter-sweet finish with medium duration. Deliciuos dessert beer.
VincentKabel (152) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An improved version of the normal bock beer they brew. Where the normal bock is a little bland, this one gives you a kick in the head with all the diverent tastes it contains. It has the look of a bock beer, dark brown with an off white head and a medium carbonation. Earthy character with dark fruits, grains, liqourice and caramel. and underneath it all the typical Jopen taste peeks trough. A pretty nice beer.
hermanw7 (28) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Marqt. Aromas of raisins, dark grapes, musty and earthy accents. Not too find of the aroma. Tastes of chocolate, raisins, roasted malts, plum, alcohol, has a medium body and a sweet, sticky finish. According to the label it isn't sweet, but it kind of is :) Not unique, but a good bockbier.
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle kindly preserved by the RBHD tasting party on Fridtjoffen. Pours a clear mahogany colored body with a short lived light brown rim. Malty, vinuous nose with notes of liquiorice. Similar in the mouth. A nice full bodied malty beer with a suiting alco warmth.
gunnar (5160) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours dark amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of dark malts, raisins and plums.Taste is moderate sweet, caramel and dark malts, raisins and some port. Lingering and moreish.
Holmen2 (704) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, toffee, roasted malt and dark berries. Similar taste, but with much more chocolate. Heavy chocolate spread in aftertaste.
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 9%. Dark brown colour, rich beige head. Moderate but nice aroma, malty with hints of dark bread and banana. Pleasant flavour of chocolate and banana, smooth and very drinkable. Low bitterness. Will buy again.
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaskepå RBHD-treff ombord på Fridtjofen mai-14: kveldens første mørke aroma (det har gått mye i lyse, alkoholsvake øl - tro det eller ei!). Sviskeplommer og kvalitetssjokolade. Smaksrik, fyldig med mørke bær og samtidig lettdrikkelig. Kveldens beste.
kevnic2008 (7676) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown color with medium tan head. Alcohol and malt on the nose. Medium sweet taste.