MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a very dark brown beer with a small brown head on top. Aroma is grainy, rye and has some licorice. Flavor is very sweet with a big grainy base in it. The sweetness is backed up by a big bitter flavor in the back. Balance is very good in this beer, yet it’s missing a few components to be a great beer. Still quite good.
jmgreenuk (7686) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag and supplied by the Bier Koning, Amsterdam. Poured a deep mahogany with a round bubbly tan head. The aroma is light roasted malt and liqourice. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich smooth malt liqourice slightly alcoholic light hop palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. A super beer from Nogne. I would not expect anything less.
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours dark brown. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel and toffee. Very smooth. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full body and quite thick. Long chocolate finish.
Vaiz (4280) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Brown pour. Aroma is roasted malts, rye, licorice, molasses and burnt malts. Flavor is roasted, bitter and quite full bodied.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is roast, chocolate, molasses, etc. Flavour is roasty chocolate, roast, liquorice, molasses etc. Nice.
kermis (11042) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, rye, malt, overripe dark fruits. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (9049) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at @nieuwjaarsborrel.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely porter.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle shared. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, spicy rye notes, earthy hops, a splash of espresso with a dry, moderately bitter finish. Very nice collaboration and one I would have again.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svært farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Melkebaren.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is chocolate, spice. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, spicy, some wood, tobacco. Finish is bitter coffee and chocolate, some menthol. Medium body, somewhat velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation.