deanso (4473) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Creamy off-white head. Clear deep dark pour. A lovely light smoked imperial stout taste. Yummy!
Borresteijn (4320) - 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.
skortila (4302) - 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.
Countbeer (3868) - 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.
tkrjukoff (3836) - 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.
Idiosynkrasie (3076) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
300ml bottle [Heer van Gramsbergen, 11.0% abv]. Darkest ruby red colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Malty aroma has notes of dried fruit, raisin, plum, smokey notes in the background, a yeasty touch. Taste is initially dry, hints of dried fruit with subtle sweetness, later more and more smoky; long lasting, sticky finish with smoky notes, hints of ashes, ham, subtle chocolately sweetness. Rich and complex, full bodied, oily texture, sticky palate. Successful use of smoked malt in unusual context.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ brewery. A black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of dry roasted malts with sweets. There are dark fruits. The taste of roasted malts, some sweet dark fruits. Hints of chocolate with some bitterness. The aftertaste is dry bitter with a little sweet.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle. Vintage 2011. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavors of smoked cherry wood, with subtle notes of raisin and chocolate. Nice.
sic1314 (2400) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Pint winterfest 2012. Poured very deep brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Full bodied, flavour is of very smokey malt (a bit overpowering, brings the rating down a bit), vinous dark fruit with some coffee and chocolate. Dry, smokey liingering aftertaste.
MaartenRF10 (1450) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown, very small and fading light beige head. Aroma reminds me of rye and had some smoke, malt and melasse. Taste has some additional alcohol and hop bitterness. Oily texture, medium carbonation.