Countbeer (5034) - 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.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of smoke, hops, milk and charcoal.Flavor is sweet and smokey with some meaty, fruity , ripe strawberries and floral notes.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Strange beer but really kinda nice.
Borresteijn (5193) - 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.
tkrjukoff (4156) - 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 (4564) - 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.
MarcoDL (2598) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty dark beer. Malty and a bit yeasty, with a touch of smoke. Has some roasted notes as well. Hard to type, but quite nice.
note666 (1183) - 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.
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thanks bierkoning]
Nice clear chestnut and ruby with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has smoke, raisins, caramel, Belgian sugar, light vinious, a soft touch of chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, quite a bit of smoke, astringent berries, vinious, warming, raisins, plums.Chewy sugary finish.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl bouteille, bb 09/2013.
Acajou, col fin et crémeux beige.
Arôme est malté sur un bouquet agréable et fumé, grains, caramel, sur une note fruitée rouge et un léger houblonnage tirant vers le citronné.
Palais est agréable, malté sur une note fumé discrète mais ajoutant tout de même une belle dimension en bouche. Le tout couplé à une pointe de caramel, aspect café au lait. Houblon reste en retrait ajoutant une légère amertume citronnée. La bière pourrait presque passer pour un jeune barley wine, le tout est épais presque d’avoine avec un sucre résiduel en fin de bouche. L’alcool se fait plus présent sur la fin.
yngwie (14764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from trade with Papsoe. It pours a clear, ruby color and a finger-thick off-white to light beige head. Smoked nose, evident hops, those two sort of clashing together leaving an impression of sour milk. Not that sour milk is the dominant aroma, there’s just something similar going on. Meaty, coffee-like notes in the back, slightly roasted. Not really sure if I’m fond of it. Well, I think I do. It’s quite fruity too, mostly on the dried fruits side. The flavor starts quite meaty and coffee-ish, followed by dried fruits, bitterness, fruityness and smoke. Some strange notes of over-ripe strawberries too. In a nice way that is. It’s full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Smoked, bitter and sweet finish. Overall, a nice one, indeed, blending a lot of different flavors in a nice way. Strange, complex, tasteful and more-ish. Definitely one I’d like to have again. 110218