Cunningham (5761) - 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]
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, as Bronckhorster Nightporter, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex Porter, roasted/bitter and slightly smoked/spicy, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
77ships (5562) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sampled @ GBF 2012 // black with a solid mocha head // nose is sweet, chocolate, chocolate truffles, mocha, dried dark fruits, serious roast layered on top of it all, toffee, dark sugar // taste is very bitter cocoa, seriously roasted, black chocolate, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, reasonably creamy parts, bitter ground coffee beans // creamy but not heavy body // neat stuff
Borresteijn (5478) - Zaandam, 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.
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.
Idiosynkrasie (5029) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, frothy, osteoporosing, brown head. Sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma with a smoky touch, some peat, hints of dark berries. Taste is roasty, smoky and fruity dark malty, notes of chocolate, dark berries, plum, a touch of alcohol.
BlackHaddock (4998) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 31st Oct 15, poured into a Leffe chalice at home on 26th Apr 14. My 5th beer in a random tasting evening with myself!
A deep and dark tanned bubbly head sat on top of a truly ruby red body, the head falling away as I wrote these words, how sad!
The aroma was of ground coffee combined with old cocoa beans and vanilla pods, as was the taste: some hints of bitterness and sourness in there somewhere too. Chocolate can sometimes be bitter, and this is maybe what I picked up? Rich and alcoholic in the body, almost smooth: I really enjoyed it.
skortila (4858) - 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.
DutchDrebus (4832) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ tap takeover @ van Moll. Pitch black with a medium to big sized light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee and a hint of peat. Tastes chocolate, very roasty, peat, wood. Nice. Medium to full body, nice carbo.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a fluffy mocha head. Aroma of sweet malty fruit. Flavour of dark chocolate and coffee malted together with a medium to full body. Aftertaste of the coffee.