BlackHaddock (4731) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (8% ABV): BBD 6 Nov 15, poured at home into a Westmalle chalice on 31 Oct 14 and shared with no one. Would have been a clear deep brown body, but I allowed the sediment to leave the bottle, so we had a dirty, reddy brown body with a wispy, thin, off-white topping. The beer did not seem to lose any of it’s mistiness as time passed, it stayed cloudy throughout the tasting. Off wine and slightly vinegar nose and taste: infected? Some caramel, malty sweetness evident through the initial disappointment , this carried on into the taste, but again the wine/vinegar came through. I had been saving this for a special ’Dutch tasting evening’ (with myself), wish I hadn’t bothered, what a let down.
aenima (301) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak aroma. Some belgian esters only. The flavour is much better. Plums, raisins, caramel and belgian esters. Not the best but fairly good.
JanEric (1108) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Label says 8 % abv, 3 IBU and 22 EBC (???). That’s not correct. Brown to red colour, amost no head. with peated malt.sweet caramel aroma and taste, also some smoke. smokey bitterness. strange beer but nice for once.
matoche (16) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours smooth with no almost no foam. Beautiful color. Smells and tastes like caramel, apple, toffee. Super nice!
jmgreenuk (5617) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is light yeast, malt, red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt, smoky resin hop, alcoholic palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation and lingering alcoholic bitter finish.
fransfilius (2) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the start it smells good with a small smoky peated aroma. But the tast is to hard to woody and sourly.
Bosbouw (1683) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooie oranje bruine kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt caramel, honing, kruiden en hop. Smaakt bitterzoet, kruidig, honing, hout. Iets bittere afdronk.
androman (826) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
8% alcohol version, 33cl bottle @ home from Mitra. Hazy dark ruby-brownish color, medium creamy beige head with good lacing. Aroma red wine, caramel in the nose, flavor is roasted malt, licorice, medium soy sauce, more caramel, more roasty, some dark chocolate and light coffee, the smell of wine has totally gone. Taste medium sweetness, medium to heavy roasted bitterness, hint of sourness sometimes appears. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, fine medium lasting roasted bitter finish. Delicious brown dessert beer, a bit sweeter than the average but it’s totally OK.
SimplySike (1094) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy red/brown with tan head.
Aroma caramel, smoke, roasted malts, dark fruits.
Taste smoked malts, some sweets and bitters.
Don’t like the smoke.
vipinvelp (2695) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with light brown lacing foam head. Aroma is strong barley, caramel with clearly present bourbon flavors. Taste is nice malty, whiskey flavored dark beer. Full taste. (Velp 201405)