fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Speciaal Bier Winkel, Bodegraven
Hazy amber color with small head. Soft but evident peat aroma with light vanilla and very light alcohol, impression of cheese. Full bodied, yet with lean mouthfeel; good malt flavor, with a touch of caramel and toffee, moderately sweet, with strong bitterness, very good alcohol management, and a roasted nuts final.
Clean, powerful (lightly boozy), good.
bierkoning (9819) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color. Peated malt and marmelade in the aroma. lapsang Souchong. Full bodied, alcoholic. Dried citrus and peat in the flavor. The peat is almost medecinal and persists in the aftertaste Good, but not very refined.
rlgk (9379) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Smoked fruity aroma, caramel, roasted, floral, sweetish, some candy. Smoked sweet flavor, caramel, candy, fruity, some sugar. Too sweet.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of fiulijn - dark blond-orange beer with a persistent white foam; gently peated with notes of caramel, chewy with apparent notes of alcohol; pretty sweet and full-bodied, earthy bitterness, residual sweetness, long notes of caramel and peated malts - a strong Adelscott by some aspects
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear dark orange color, decent sized white to off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Don’t get much aroma. Taste is heavy though! Malts, alcohol, peat, whiskey. Strong carbonation, full body.
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, spicy/alcoholic and slightly smoked/fruity, too heavy, not balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew, yet expensive!
caesar (4710) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, BB somewhere in 2022, large sample. Clear amber color with big chunks of debris, short lasting off-white head. Quite peaty aroma, smoke, some iodine, caramel and amber malt. It’s not as intense peat as I would have expected. Malt base underneath the beer seems a bit boring. In taste it’s a bit fruity, slight smoked, bit dry. High alcohols, esters and fusels come up. Like the bottle says, like a blend between whiskey and beer. Well, I’m not a whisky lover, so can’t judge on the quality that much. The peat I can easily handle, I just think the beer is a bit thin and has a bit too much alcohol.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers, shared with Kermis.
Thin white head. Peaty aroma. Hazy amber pour. Lots of peatiness. Interesting brew
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from ABC Beers. Clear terra/amber colour, dense off-white head. Aroma of peat, light iodine, sweet malts, some caramel, toffee. Flavour is medium-sweet, toffee, apricot, subtle peat, light iodine, bittersweet light alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied, oily. It’s nice, but gets a bit boring after a few sips, lacks some depth, and doesn’t live up to its high price-tag.
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. At least aged for 1.5 year. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has caramel, peat, bit grain. Hazy, amber coloured beer with a medium, off-white/beige, lasting head. Lots of ugly particles floating around. Mostly these thinks don’t really influence the taste while drinking, but can’t help... It doesn’t really make me wanna drink it. Anyway. The taste is a bit sweet, caramelic with peat coming up half way the sip. Going towards a boozy finish. Medium bodied. It’s an okay beer, just a little unbalanced imo, because of the booziness.