ShivanDragon (481) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bruin/zwart ondoorzichtig met mega schuimige kaki kraag
Aroma: vanille, hout, mout, koffie, chocolade maar alles vrij beperkt
Smaken: medium kandij zoet, gedroogd fruit, koffie, medium bitter
Medium body, glad, laag co2, droog in de afdronk, niet het bier waarvan ik had verwacht dat het wat extra's zou brengen, jammer
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark reddish brown with a huge off white head (bit of a gusher to put it mildly). Aroma of the smokey malt with dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma with a lingering dry aftertaste.
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body, beige head. Aroma of red fruit, juniper berry, roasted malts, chocolate, fruit and wood. Bitter flavour, roasted malts and wood. Quite dry. Finish wood and berries.
Nice, though for me personally not the best one by Ramses. And where did the whisky go?
(From 33cL bottle generously shared by Ronald. Thanks!)
MaartenRF10 (1180) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, almost black, big light tan head. Slight gusher. Aroma is mild coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, no whiskey or barrel. Taste does have some wood and whiskey, though very moderately. Medium to full body, high carbo.
luttonm (1631) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Sweet fruity malts, some bourbon wood notes. Big foamy brownish head, gushing. Deep sweet alc. Foamy sweet body, apple and clove. Some drying light smokiness. Whiskey adds sweet alc kick. some chalky cherry skin too. pretty good
trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Matt for hauling this one back from Amsterdam! Dark roasted malts on the nose - some chicory and char. A nice hint of darker fruits (plums, figs) in the background. Whiskey is a bit more apparent in the flavor, but is a subtle note in here. Licorice definitely makes an appearance. Even a bit of a hop bite on the finish. A bit boozy, but definitely good!
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 22, 2012.
Brewed: 06-01-2012. Bottled 09-02-2012. OG 1077, FG 1012, ABV 9.6% vol.
Hazy brown color, light brown head. Sweet, oak, whisky scent. Sweet, malty, wet stone, mineral, whisky taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Oak and whisky aftertaste.
Countbeer (2856) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big and vast, beige creamy tan head disappears slow and leaves a black beer with a medium head.
Smell is interesting: bay leaf, some liquorice, yeast, hint of wood, hint of roasted malts, hint of manure, some (toasted) nuts, butter milk, light sour and after a while there is some light notes of whiskey that comes through.
Taste liquorice, a herby bed of whiskey flavours, some hops, bitters, floral, roasted barley malts, liquorice tones, light sour touch, hint of alcohol and some berries.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitterness, some lightly roasted barley malts, spices, grass and woody hay.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and light creamy texture. Nice beer, bit complex, tasty but let it breath first!
Benzai (4349) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Murky red brown color with a huge lightly creamy fair lacing beige head. Smell malts, slightly peat, slightly whisky, a hint of smoke. Taste malts, lightly alcohol, roastyness, slightly peat, slightly smoke and a nice bitterness. Quite nicely balanced. Again Ramses has delivered imo. Good carbonation, medium to full body. This brewer really is underestimated. Great stuff.
DutchDrebus (2278) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Very hazy brown to murky ruby. Smells wood, sweet, roasty, slightly peaty. Tastes roasty, coffee, chocolate, sweet, very subtle whisky, slightly cognac. Full body, soft carbo.