jmgreenuk (1373) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is earty, dry and a little smoky. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with some big liqourice, roasted malt and dark chocolate. That bitterness really does hit the palate and stays there a while. The finish however is somewhat smooth and the malty chocolate aftertaste is quite divine! Quite a special beer from such a small brewer.
sic1314 (1050) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roast malt. Body is a bit weak, and the flavour isn’t quite as well developed as the aroma would suggest. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
mike_77 (2014) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with dark cream head. Aroma has light caramel and roasted malts. Feels quite thick and silky. Strong roasted bitter flavour with some light smoke and bitter cocoa.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DRBM. The aroma has laurel/liquorice, chocolate, roast. Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, bit carbonated, clean, has roasted malts, liquorice. Nice.
DutchDrebus (2358) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost pitch black, opague colour with a big off-white head. Smells grassy, coffee, roasty and sharp. Tastes roastym sparkling water and coffee. Too much carbo for me, watery, thin body.
Benzai (4435) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle @ Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Pitch black opague color, full long lasting beige head. Smell hops, some coffee, some roasted malts. Taste malts, some roastyness, some hops. Fizzy carbo, medium body.
MaartenRF10 (1197) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cloudy with thick brown head. Taste is roasted malt, coffee. Good carbanation, fullbodied. Nice porter.
PotjeBier (1016) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. ALmost black colored. Beige head. Aroma’s of hard roasted malts, some chocolate sweetness, and even a bit salty. Flavor is light sweet, roasted, bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes roasted and bitter. Pretty good.
meerbier (1224) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Laurel and chocolate aroma, nice. Gusher, murky brown, brown head, good lace. Sweetish, roasted, bitter, dry, laurel. Aroma was very nice but both flavour and mouth feel quite amateurish.
Martinus (1877) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a gusher. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of liquorice, malts, dark fruits, some sour notes, chocolate. Flavour rather sweet, roasted malt bitterness, liquorice, bit alcoholic. Lots of carbondioxide, texture bit thin.
(50cL Bottle @ DRBM, courtesy of erickok)