kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost black no real head . Smell is smoked .
Taste is bit bitter , bit smoked , bit roasted malts . Balanced . Ok , not my thing
Hermod (4457) - 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.
JulienHuxley (4323) - 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.
erickok (4322) - 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 (4228) - 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.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ wvhnb, thanks for hooking us up! Aroma is liquorice, smoke, roasted malts, bread, molasses and ash. Flavour is a little less sweet then the regular, more roast and ash. Also notes of coffee, molasses and roasted malt and peat. Great beer.
Earlier Rating: 4/12/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, some baltic notes and smoke. Flavour is roasty malt, chocolate, some smoky baltic notes, long roasty coffee liquorice finish. Nice one.
zvikar (4070) - 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.
Beersiveknown (4010) - 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.
mike_77 (3999) - 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 (3977) - 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.