tipsytoad (85) - - JAN 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the t’Arends Nest, Amsterdam. Creamy and tasty extra stout, with hints of dark berries, chocolate and coffee. Very Good.
MatthijsE (907) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some wood and mild liqorice. Flavour is roasted malts, some mild notes of sour coffee and licorice. Some dark fruits/berries are also lurking in the background.
rikstar (985) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l fles uitgeschonken donker roodbruin met een cremeschuimkrag. Geur is likeur en toffe met cacao. Mondgevoel is erg droog van de gist met in de smaak tonen van noten en cacao met ook een zoetje van caramel. Nice
Martinus (3179) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish black colour, firm beige head. Rather subdued, malty aroma, roast, cacao, red fruits. Malty flavrou, light hops, chocolate and loads of coffee. Finish coffee, malts, caramel, perfume and ash. Really nice!
(from draught @ Arendsnest, Amsterdam)
MarcoDL (2447) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A true example of the style. Strongly roasted, black and with dry tase of coffee and dark chocolate.
CHMSJD1 (1) - - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
"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. "
When I was in the Pilsener Club, Amsterdam, Monday 17th March, the bottle I was given was labelled Schans Stout, 6.5%. The barman told me Schans were no longer able to call it Van Vollenhovens. It tasted the same as the V V labelled bottle I remember on my last visit. I presume that Heineken have withdrawn their permission for Schans to use the name?
anders37 (17917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
JulienHuxley (3547) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Arendsnest. Dark brown pour with white head. Aroma is quite interesting, roasty notes, light smokiness even, fruity (raisins), hazelnut. Taste is sweet, roasty malt flavor, just a hint of smoke, nutty, semi-dry finish. Palate is rich and creamy. I really enjoyed this one, nice traditional beer.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home (lost notes in May found them today). Pours black. The nose is a little disappointing but the taste does make up for it. I touch of smoke/oak with a wee touch of sweetness which makes it like a good rack of BBQ ribs. This beer is better than the sum of its overall parts.
Zita (5001) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light burnt light bitter aroma,dark brown, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Hansen (6988) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black. Has a light brown head, medium duration. Roasted aroma, sweet malts, dark caramel. Flavor is complex, roasted sweetness, bitterness. Light acid. Creamy, dry texture.