erickok (4126) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black bodied, with an enormous head that generates brown floaties. Stroopsoldaatjes (Dutch carmael and butter candy)... Rich sweet toffee, caramel, dried figs, coffee beans, palm sugar and a hint of alcohol. Sweet, full taste, with a proper bitterness at the back. Oily mouth feel, with some fruity notes. A proper dessert beer! Well made. (33cl bottle, fairly priced)
Bullit (4120) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ De Drie Dorstige Herten. Black colour, medium brown head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, bit of vanilla and a slight sourness. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, oats, some smokiness. Bitter, roasty finish. I like this.
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a beige to brown head, aroma is smoked with iodine, smoked fish, smoked meat, flavor of chocolate, refreshing, flavor is bitter with chocolate, coffee, smoked, medium to full bodied, Nice.
Hermod (3952) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Poured black colored, thin brown head. Woody, roasted malty aroma, some licorice, strong coffee notes. Pleasant aroma overall.
Some red wine notes actually. Flavor has roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, hops. Long, but quite dry finish, some vinous notes, roast. Easy to drink despite the high ABV. Very tasty.
mike_77 (3784) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a small cappuccino head. Light smoke and roast malt aroma. Similar flavour. The burnt malts deliver a long lasting bitter finish.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with toasty head. Nice nose of molasses, malts and espresso. Taste quite yummy of coffee, roasty malts, espresso and some vanilla. Kicks in the end. Really good.
Earlier Rating: 1/26/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Nose of chocolate and malts and espresso. Taste of dark chocolate, malts and lots of bitter in the finish. Quite a delectable little cocktail. Hats off.
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ week van het Nederlandse bier. Black pour, huge tan head. Aroma is roasty, peaty, bready and a bit of coffee and ash. Flavor is dry, roasty, ashy, slightly bitter and subtle. Very well balanced. Not that peaty, but very well drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 5/10/2012 Total Score: 4.1
Tap @ week van het Nederlandse bier. Black pour, thin creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, caramel, chocolate and creamy. Flavor is slightly bitter, a bit creamy, roasty, subtle and very well balanced. Decent body. Very well drinkable.
Beersiveknown (3715) - 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.
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, 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)