Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black colored beer, with a dark beige almost brown thick foamy head. The aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt with notes of coffee. The taste is dry a little sweet, roasted malts coffe with hints of chocolate. The aftertaste is bitter of roast with soem sweet notes.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 Bottle at Winterbierfestival, Gouda: Almost black coloured brew with taste of roasted malts, vanilla and caramel and a good sweetbitter finish.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, firm tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, mocha, liquorice, caramel, dark chocolate. Light bitter flavour, light sour note, some sweetness. Quite full body. Rather sweet finish, lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.
(Sample from 33cL bottle @ GBF3, Gent)
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at room temp. Medium body, dark brown with tan head. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, and coffee. Tried at the Nederlandse Bierweek openingsfestival with Paul, Dave, and Erol.
JulienHuxley (2428) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rodenburg tap take over Van Moll. Dark, black pour with mocca foam. Aroma of rich chocolate, leather, light smokiness. Taste is malty, quite saline, leathery, smoky, salty licorice. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.
sic1314 (2422) - 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.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reuben
Dark ruby brown with amber tinged cream head. Savoury soy and cocoa nose. Medium carbonation, savoury, dry cocoa, sweet at first and finishing dry.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one at the Winterbierfestival 2011, Gouda. Black colored brew. Roasted aroma. Roasted flavor, licorice, laural, some sweetness and salt. Enjoyable.
MrHangover (2076) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big tanned head on top. Creamy head that lasts long. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Alcohol detected. Flavour has coffee and loads of alcoholic flavours. Full flavoured, some chocolate but most of all is alcohol. Second pour gave me a huge head that wrecked my keyboard... Overall a decent beer, but a bit too much on the alcohol, even tough is an 8% beer.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks to Arjen for sharing. Black appearance, lasting brown head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, some lactic notes. Dry malty and bitter finish, quite some sourness, licorice, laurel. Lasting bitter finish. Complex and experimental, i can imagine why this may be appealing to some. But the laurel/licorice is just really not my thing.