ogivlado (7025) - 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 (6079) - Zaandam, 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.
Idiosynkrasie (5937) - 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.
Countbeer (5906) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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
Iphonephan (5658) - 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.
skortila (5106) - 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.
sic1314 (4775) - 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.
tkrjukoff (4284) - 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.
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Label says "Heer van Gramsbergen" so the name above should be corrected. Light beige, thin but stable head, very dark ruby brown colour, clear. Sweetly perfumed, bit smoky aroma of chocolate, peat, candied dates, raisins, sweet tobacco, kahlua, mint; dark fruits in the mouth, mellow mouthfeel, candi syrup, caramel candy, nuts, mouth filling and full with a roasted bitterness and slight smokiness in the end. Scotch-type ale if you ask me, but admittedly with some quadrupel- and imperial stout-like influences. Interesting.