altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - 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.
MarcoDL (2077) - 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.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mocha beige head that disappears fast with some lacing. coffee colour. aroma of earth, coffee, slight alcoholic and toasted malts. taste like aroma with aftertaste chocolate, coffee, bitter and alcoholic. very dense mouthfeel, thick body, soft carbonation. very nice and well balanced. bottle 33 cl / bbf 2-2014
Tyskevdb (20) - , NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color with hardly any carbonation. Strong aroma of cacao, coffee and salmiak. Deel, layered taste: sweet, coffee, candies, licorice, caramel. Very smooth as well. Wow!
Countbeer (4327) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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.
Vaiz (3299) - 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.
ads135 (2817) - 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.
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2011 Total Score: 4
I’m always a bit impressed with peated beers like this. Halfway between a nice scotch flavor and a campfire. Obviously, the peat dominates the aroma and flavor, but there is a slight sweetness that moderates the punch.
Ober (2807) - 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.
erickok (3424) - 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)
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge dense mocha head over dark brown body. The head is so thick it looks like melted ice cream and rises a good two centimeters above the rim of the glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, liquorish, very rich. Taste of very dark coffee, bitter chocolate, some sort of liquor, dry roast. Palate is very dry and roasty.