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 (2139) - 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 (1962) - 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.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, almost brown with lacing light brown foam. Aroma is bit weak, coffee. Taste on contrary is quite strong, coffee, roast. Long lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201311)
worldbeertaste (1546) - AUSTRIA - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Dark opaque brown almost black with an orange tint and a frothy, brown, disappearing, non-lacy head. Deep smell of roasted malt and smoke, chocolate with butter and sweet dark caramel and toffee. Dark fruits – cherry, plum, prune. Full oily body. Sweet initial taste of caramel and milk chocolate, lots of roast ash and dark chocolate in the middle with a liquorish, fruity finish. From sweet to burnt bitter to sweet again in one sip. It would be amazing with a chocolate mousse. An excellent porter. Deep and delicious.
MarcoDL (1520) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Amazingly rich and complex beer. Tones of coffee, dark chocolate and peated whiskey. Great one.
dutchbeerpages (1467) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm, excellent Baltic Porter, forgot how much I enjoy this style. I don’t see it in Holland much. Slightly smokey and earthy but with enough red fruit and coffee to make this an excellent brew. Bottle from Burg Bieren in Ermelo.
MaartenRF10 (1459) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, black colour, large brown head. Great aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is like aroma. Body is good, nice bitterness, not too much, lively carbonation, though still relatively soft. Good beer!
meerbier (1448) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ArendsnestAmsterdam, Nitro? Black currant and chocoalte aroma. Black, huge light brown head, good lace. Sweetish, chocolate, hinf of coffee, light bitter.
ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, thanks! Chocolate liqueur in the aroma, with notes of coffee and leather, minor traces of coconut milk and vanilla. Full and velvety smooth on the palate, sweet-tartish and light fruity. Chocolatey throughout with a strong bitterness of bitter chocolate, accompanied by notes of coffee and intense roast. Delicious.