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Van Vollenhoven & Co’s Extra Stout ( - 2012)

Stichting De Gekroonde Valk
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Schans

Style: Stout
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Original recipe of 1949 from Van Vollenhoven Brewery in Amsterdam. Brewed by De Schans with special permission from Heineken. The label on the bottle is a replica of the original label. Refermented in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. [thank you Skortila/caesar]
Pours deep brown with a giant, frothy, beige head. Fizzes away rather slowly. Mild toasted toffee aroma, light milky chocolate and a touch of roasted malts. A bit weak mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavour is lovely, though. Mild, elegant roastiness, milky chocolate. Toffee and a touch of coffee. Very long, lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2009
Bottled. Thanks bierkoning! Deep brown color, good creamy beige head. Toasted coffeish, licorice aroma, a bit similar to Slottskällans IS. Later also some earth and metal. Flavor is suprsingly quite weak and mouthfeel is thin and watery for a beer of this strength. Light coffee, toasted malts, chocolate, but these flavors are painfully toned down. Soft it is anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Pours a lightish brown for a stout- nice foamy head. Aroma is a nice roasty barely- light coffee, with licorice hints. Smooth chocolate and nutty toasted malts, roasted barley light espresso, star anise and leather with a clean bitter finish. As it warms you get some slight burnt rubber burnt toast and charred wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2007 bottle. Poured medium-deep reddish-brown with a thicker cap of tan head and some serious crud suspended in there. The aroma picked up sour chocolatey malts paired with soy and spicy licorice notes.. some sweeter chocolates surrounded.. seemed just a little off. The flavor opened with soured black malts and light spicy bitterness.. moderately-roasted, semi-sweet chocolate and a pinch of soy at the core.. dry, well-placed woody and herbal bitter accents at the edges.. finished sweeter and roasty, losing the sourness. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate and a good level of roast.. the sourness threw me off a touch and seemed to be a mild infection.. definitely some good stuff in here, and I’d like to revisit sometime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle: Poured a black with a brown colored head. Aroma is light with grassy tones, some roasted malt. Taste is kinda weak with roasted malt and chocolate, finish with that clumpy hop grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
<b>Bottle 33cl.</b>
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, cold coffee, notes of caramel and nutty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
33 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Mild acidic and roasted malty aroma. Roasted malty and slight smoked to chocolate malty base flavour. Distinct roasted acidic touch. Lingering roasted malty finish with a lasting acidic impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 25, 2008
Awesome one, a little sour like all the quality continental European Stouts. I liked its’ somked aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
Bottled. A hazy dark red-brown beer with a thick lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of chocolate, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks fonefan and Brugmansia for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy dark brown with a reddish hue and a nice beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and a little vanilla. Quite a decent full body with a somewhat heavy carbonation. Sweetish burned malt accents with distinct vanila notes. Some malt bitterness in the far finish. 031008

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