ha1ag (685) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Frape with Viktor. Almost black color, small brown colored head and nice layered lacing. Liquirice nose. Aroma is malt, touffee chocolate and liquirice. Flavour is malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and liquireice tones due to high alcohol. Despite the very high alcohol content it is not disturbing. Soft medium thick mouthfeel, medium body. It started as an IS and finished as a porter!
Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, 26 Feb 2014) Black colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with strong black coffee, liquorice, soy sauce and black rye bread. Roasted, malty taste with notes of espresso, cocoa, black rye bread, liquorice, soy sauce and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel. A certain sweetness coming through. Alcohol is fairly well hidden underneath everything else. Very nice.
lachneger (217) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooi zwart kleurig bier. Schuimkraag mokka koffie kleurige schuimkraag. Geur licht koffie en banaan. Smaak vol plakkerig koffie chocolade en met een vleugje vanille.
Borresteijn (4329) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of peat, leather, grapefruit, quite hoppy, black liqourice, some berries, alcohol, roasted malts. Flavour is leather, earth, liqourice, black liquorice, quite sweet, sugary, hoppy, full malty, sugary/leathery/hoppy bitter finish with some burning alcohol in the back. Medium to full-bodied, slick. Good, but a tad too sweet/sugary for me.
Tjenneke (4) - bilthoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer, tan head and some lace. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste is bittersweet, espresso, fudge, dark chocolate and light booze. Palate is soft, creamy, slick, light bitter finish. Very warming. Good brew.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ tap takeover @ van Moll. Pitch black colour with a medium sized light brown head. Smells chocolate, roasty, sweet. Tastes sweet, chocolate, very roasty, brown sugar. Full body, soft carbo.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, MNP-173, BB Aug 20 2020, large sample. Pitch black color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of heavy roasted malts, coffee, hint of peat, dark chocolate, mocha. Just like a true imperial stout/porter should smell! Thick body, bit sirupy. Quite sweet, plenty of bitterness. Slight boozy, as it is my first beer of the day. Great balance. Yes, another great RIS from Holland!
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle & Tap at Winterbierfestival, Gouda 2014: Bottle is quite thougher than the Tap version witch is easier. Very black coloured brew with an nice bitter taste and some burning in the mouth. Hints of whiskey, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
dutchbeerpages (1434) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ended the Winterbierfestival Gouda with this one. Almost a little too sweet. Typical porter style with roasted flavors but with sweet chocolate type tones. Nicely balanced, but the sweetness might get the best of it over time.
JulienHuxley (2427) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Gouda Winter Beer Festival. Thick as tar black pour, with orange brown foam that rises slowly to the surface through the thick black liquid. Rich dark chocolate aroma, rich roasty notes, bourbon aromas (mild), molasses, light anise. Taste is quite bitter, really hoppy, chocolaty, light barrel flavor, very rich, light booziness. Palate is rich and creamy, syrupy, with soft carbonation, super mouth coating warming feel. Truly delicious, my favorite beer of the day.