note666 (1092) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 - 05 - 19 300ml bottle. darkbrown almost black colour. medium creme head. roasty dark fruits in aroma. light bitter taste.
Countbeer (3893) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Abv 11%
Medium tan head, changes quick into an almost closed tan lacing on top of a deep dark ruby colored beer with some black tints.
Smell chocolate, fresh roasted and smoked malts, spices/herbs, hint of liquorice and something like grainy (light liquor) sweetness.
Taste Is pretty soft and creamy with a nice mixed bunch of ingredients like chocolate drenched hops, toasted barleys, smoked malts, nice bitter (nothing irritating to be detected, yes!), some spices and light warmth (alcohol notes), something light sticky, nice hoppy grassy touch and a gentle toasted light smokey grainy sprinkle on top.
all very gentle and very well balanced!
Spices, roasted malts, grass and chocolate bitter in the aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy sticky texture.
Very good beer, though the smell is very nice, the flavours are not as strong but the spicy alcohol notes jumps out but not in an annoying manner.
If it wasn’t for the small info note here on Ratebeer, you could definitely classify this beer as an (Imperial) Stout. Alcohol is well hidden.
dutchbeerpages (1434) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you’d tell me this was a De Molen beer I would believe you. It has the flavor, palate and bitterness that many De Molens have, not to mention the high alcohol percentage. The smoke is nice, red berries underneath, great palate.
Bottle from De Bierkoning.
skortila (4311) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ De Rat, Utrecht. The aroma has roasted coffee malts, caramel, some raisin. Clear, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is caramel malty sweet, slightly bitter and coffee roasted, more fruity in the end. Medium-full bodied. Okay.
tkrjukoff (3886) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl, Bierkoning. Pours black brown with a tense creamy tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted malty, sweet, ashy, bready, spicy, dark syrup and molassis. Flavor is almost fullbodied, acidy, a bit phenolic, roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, a bit pungent, bitter and dry at the end. Has some smokey tones as well. Finishes dry, malty and bitter. Steady malty body, nice.
Benzai (6267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ PINT Winterbierfestival, Gouda 2012. Clear dark amber to brown color with a nice red glow coming through. Smell malts, roastyness, coffee. Taste malts, lightly smoke and sweet. Medium carbonation, low to medium body.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 300ml. -from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam as Mommeriete Heer van Gramsbergen. Dark brown coloured, medium sized beige head, roasted malt and hint of smoke in the nose. Heavy roasted malt, caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and whiff of smoke. Alcohol well hidden.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, ABV 11%. Almost black colour, big dense off white to beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, blue cheese, smoke, dried dark fruits, milk chocolate. Flavour is rather sweet, fruity, very malty, dark fruits, light smoke, cheese, roasted malts, milk chocolate, fruity floral alcohol bitter finish with a hint of spice. Medium to fullbodied. Nice, complex and very tasty beer for the cold months.
BoBoChamp (5014) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30cl, at 11%Vol, as Heer van Gramsbergen, new Dutch brew Anno 2010, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, smoked and slightly sweet/spicy, not balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear redbrown color, like thin coffee. smokey aroma, slightly salty, bit peppery, some herbs. some alcohol warmth. long lasting roasty, sweet finish. oily, roastey and sweet: a nice imp stout, just a bit to "straight forward" to be great.