Borresteijn (5009) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Arendsnest. Dark brown beer with a red hue. Aroma of roasted malts, laurel, caramel. Taste is sweet, liquorice, laurel, caramel, bitter roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate. Soft mouthfeel. A very pleasant surprise.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown/red colored beer, with a big foamy head. The aroma of malts, little coffee and toffee. Some tones of dark fruits. The taste of roasted malt, coffee, a little chocolade and prune. A lith bitter aftertaste.
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to get stout from the Netherlands. Dark almost black in colour, steady head thick foam. Very roasted almost coffe like taste.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to ronnie! Quite a rare beast, however that does not make it good. Roasty, alc present, candy sugar, quite floural, molasses are key. Not really my style and pritty one dimentional.
Bov (9905) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from crackedkettle.com - dark black coloured, solid and persistant beige foam; fair aroma of chocolate with subtle hints of vanilla and prunes, medium-bodied and with a creamy mouthfeel; very low bitterness; moderately dry coffeeish aftertaste with some notes of licorice - delicate and subtle
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice retro label. Very dark brown or black, with a brown head. A brown deposit collected on the base of the glass. Sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is very sweet and ashy with a mid bitter finish. Too fizzy, but very good.
PetervanderArend (20) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a very good stout! Nice malty with a note of chocolate and a fine bitterness. On draft in ’t Arendsnest and the pilsener club in Amsterdam
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at London Drinker.
Totally black with a thick as funk tan head. Big nutty chocolate malt aroma. Similar flavour. Not brimming with character but still tasty with loads of chocolate in the finish. Heavily over carbed however and I’m sure it’s being held back somewhat as a result.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ London Drinker Fest, 2008. Aroma of chocolate, wine, dates, bread, cream, coffee and alcohol. Pours a pitch black beer ith thick beige head. Soft silk roasted (subtle) vinous. Malty some sweetnes - nice.
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a medium head and a sourish coffeeish aroma. The flavor is sweet, like a cold coffee with sugar-syrup and some sparkling bubbles. Nice roasted coffee, but too sweet for me.