Douberd (1554) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, poured into a snifter at home. ABV 6.4%
Pours an almost totally black beer, with a good sized beige head, with good density and retention. Medium thick lacing on the glass.
Intense aroma of black olives pit, followed by roasted malts, chocolate, light vanilla.
Taste of olive pit at first that doesn’t linger for long, instead gets replaced almost immediately by a roasted malts flavour, along with lots of coffee and its accompanied bitterness. Quite good.
Body is a bit thin, at least for me, but the carbonation is okay.
Overall very enjoyable, especially after it warmed up a little.
Idiosynkrasie (3100) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Reddish darkest brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with hints of chocolate, a touch of roast, coffee, cautious bitter hoppy overtones. Taste is dry dark malty, minimally roasty, grassy hoppy overtones; slightly watery and monotonous, abrupt finish.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, malts, light coffee. Bitter flavour, coffee and malts. Quite light body. Bitter finish, roasted malts.
(From draught @ Tilburgs Bier Festival, visited during RBESG ’13. Thanks for sharing, ratebeer crew!)
Aniela (2298) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Tilburg Bierfestival. almost black bee with a beige head. Coffee, leather and dark chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate, caramell, earthy and leather favour with ashy notes.
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Bierfestival Tilburg 2013 with Bart and Wim. Brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted aroma. Finish is roasted bitter.
Wim (2547) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
with bart and yves on the beer festival in Tilburg dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a hoppy malt coffee chocolate aroma a hoppy malt bitter sweet coffee taste with a bitter finish
Xstream (154) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 A porter with easy flavors. Coffee, chocolate, nuts with a roasted medium bitter dry finish. Good mellow balance of sweet, sour and bitter, making it quite easy going. Has a nice creaminess to it. But there is something going on I don’t really like. Some sort of acidity that annoys me and ruins the beer.
Abijen (1086) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a good white head. Smells like coffee and chocolate. Great taste. Coffee and a good bitter finish. Hood carbo lovely texture.
jfb (3431) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a murky deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of brown sugar, dark chocolate, sugar icing, toasted malts, light herbal hops and barnyard. flavour is again mostly dark chocolate and toasted malts, with a hint of gooseberries, yeast and a light roasted-bitter finish. watery body with soft carbonation.
77ships (3276) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught @ Tilburg Bierfestival 2013. Dark brown, little mocha head. Nose is sweet coffee, milky coffee, creamy, chocolate, cacao,… Taste is bitter creamy chocolate milk, light liquorish, herbs, light bitter roast, cacao & sweet coffee. Creamy but not particularly heavy body. Nice.