Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium to full sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Smell malts, lightly leaves, a bit dusty. Taste malts, slightly roasted malts, a hint of leaves, bitter, don’t get any wood aging though. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home shared by benzai. Black colour with a medium to large sized off-white head. Smells liquorice, roasty, sweetish, some coffee. Tastes roasty, coffee, mexicano. Medium body, soft to medium carbo.
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rootz at the Harbour. Poured a clear dark brown with a round off-white head. The aroma is roasted malt light alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a watery boozy alcohol liqourice roasted malt palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A little on the light side for a barrel aged stout. It should be clinging to the side of me mouth and I should be chewing this.. but I wasn’t.
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep, dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, dark fruit and wood. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma.
erickok (3699) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sold as 33cl bottle ’Shire Stout Whisky Barrel’ and with wood as listed ingredient; at 8.6% abv. Brown body, quite hazy and with big bubbly creamy tan head. Looks like the other wood aged (Barrel) variant. Rich bock-like aroma, quite some sweet malts, nutty, roasted. Don’t rink too cold. Taste is surprisingly woody, but with just enough sweetness to make it work.Too woody. Far from perfect. That’s okay, Ramses has loads of nice other brews. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)
mike_77 (3221) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with creamy head. Moderately roasty aroma with a touch of wood and liquorice. Most of the flavour is in the aftertaste with pleasant cocoa and coffee notes coming through.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the delft beer festival.
Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour.
dutchbeerpages (1633) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saw it being installed. Through bourbon and cognac chips and hops. I get the bourbon the most, something acidic almost but nice. Liquorice and coffee. Nice! At the Botermarkt Beerfestival.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, Nov ’12
Black color, small head. Mild roasted malt aroma, with some sourness. The body is thinner than expected, some roasted malt, good chocolate, too much sourness.
Unstylish, but not bad.
Borresteijn (4781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at In de Wildeman. According to the staff brewed with cedar, but wasn’t 100% sure. Black colour, no head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, ash, tar, bitter wood, coffee. Flavour is light sweet, hard roasted malts, tar, cold coffee, wood, chocolate, firm bitter roasted finish. Medium-bodied, very light carbonation. Not much sweetness here.