caesar (5185) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, NP-177, BB Aug 13 2015, large sample. Dark brown color, short creamy brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, hint of peat (ingredients say peated malt), dark chocolate, dark bread. Quite bitter taste, dark bread again, bit fruity bitterness as well, slight dry. Interesting brew.
I guess I had the peated version, though it was not explicitly mentioned.
tderoeck (4737) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/VIII/2012 33cl bottle @ 3de Gents Bierfestival (Gent) - BB: n/a (2012-955)
Clear very dark brown to almost black beer, aery beige to brown head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, caramel, dusty, some dried fruits, bit of smoke. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee, dark chocolate, mocha, dried fruits, caramel, bit sweet. Aftertaste: dry hoppy, coffee, overripe fruits, cocoa powder, bit sugary, more coffee, dark chocolate.
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, yellow-brown head. Aroma of moccha, sweet rye, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, cabbage, light peat. Flavour is sweet, malty, rye, chocolate, earth and peat, moccha and chocolate bitter finish with some forest fruits, with an earthy bitter linger. Medium bodied. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 10/5/2011 Total Score: 3.7
On tap at ’t Arendsnest. Says it’s peated. Black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, alcohol, peat, light salty, bitter cocoa powder. Flavour is hard roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa, light dark fruits, bit of peat, salt, sour cream, very dry bitter roasted finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Good.
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Douberd and MisoW, many thanks. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, peat. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, ash, peat, smoke. Good.
Cunningham (4545) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate flavour. Way too much alcohol coming up. A bit better when I was eating chocolate.
[Bottle from Slijterij t Fust in Hoorn, Holland]
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ PWBF 2011. The aroma has caramel, coffee, roast, fruits. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste has sweetness, bitterness, caramel/toffee, roast, coffee and is a bit fruity. Medium bodied. Nice one.
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ PWBF’11:
Light brown vast foamy lacing on top of a black beer.
Smell hops, yellow fruits, malt, fish and spices.
Taste is a fresh mix of yellow fruit, light sweet, light liquorice, malts, caramel and spices.
Low carbo, full body and soft mouthfeel. Impressive.
jmgreenuk (4475) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a broken tan head. The aroma is dry malt leading to a strong bitter flavour with liqourice and coffee on the palate. This was a whole lot better than I was expecting. The liqourice bitterness is smooth, well controlled and far from overpowering.
McTapps (4143) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with rosé creamy head and smooth body. Aroma of roast and woods. Taste of smoke, leaves, woods, torf, malt and roasted barley. Light smokey touch. Due to the smokeyness not my kind of brew but apart from that not too bad.
MichaelAwesome (4142) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sueffig und schwer. Vorne mit Kaffe und einer milden Saeure, zum Ende hin jedoch geraeuchert. Und das killt natuerlich viele Szmpathien. Alles in allem jedoch solide. Kaffee, Roestaromen und gar Sueffigkeit.