fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Speciaal Bier Winkel, Bodegraven, synthetic cork
Dark brown color with generous compact head. Mild smoke aroma, forest wood, light campfire. Dry mouthfeel, with a mix of roasted malt and firewood; correct bitterness, with more roastiness in the end.
Aniela (3613) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG2013. Draught at De Drei Dorstige Herten, Utrecht, Dark Brown beer with a creamy tanned head. Smokey, malty caramell aroma. Smokey, malty, roasted flavour with done coffee and chocolate notes.
rlgk (13338) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2013. Draught at Drie Torstige Herten. Black beer with a nice beige head. Malty toffee aroma, caramel, sweet fruits, creamy, chocolate, smoked notes. Malty caramel flavor, hay, chocolate, floral, smoked, citrus, sweet fruits, licorice, salty, ash. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder, some creamy notes. Quite nice smoked beer.
bierkoning (11110) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle. Deep dark brown color. Smoked malt and licorice in the aroma. Malty roasty smoky flavor with pear drups and citrus. Thinnish. Pleasant tasty beer.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Smoked, black currant, red berries, hint of coffee, rather complex aroma. Opaque, light brown head, good lace. Smoked, light sweet, light bitter, black chocolate, coffee. Bit thin, dry light sandy mouth feel. Flavourful, maybe just a bit too much going on which disrupts the balance. Overall very nice.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown with a frothy tan head, very lively once the cork was out. Aroma of smoked malt and sweet dark fruit. Medium body, flavour of sweet vanilla, chocolate and roast coffee over the smoked malt. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
TheJvd (955) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, some fruitiness, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is quite nice with smoke at first and then the chocolate comes through and finishes quite dry. Texture is medium with a soft carbonation. Very nice brew with the smoke not overdone.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a deepest ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy toasted malts, herbal hops and pepper, with a slightly sharp smokiness, brown sugar and biscuits. flavour is quite peppery, with notes of toasted malt, cherries, coffee, dark chocolate, smoked ham and a light herbal-hoppy finish. light to medium-bodied with average carbonation.
jerohen (2065) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Biernavigatie.nl. Unlabeled bottle wrapped in some sort of newspaper, informative and original. Black appearance, big lasting brown head. Smoky nose, peat, roasted malts, some coffee, perhaps even some lactic notes. Smoky flavor, subtle, coffee more pronounced than in aroma, bitterness, but little hops. Lasting bitter and smoky finish. Not nearly as extreme as the Bamberg brews, instead it’s quite subtle, but everything is in perfect harmony. Well balanced, good beer.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear dark brown, almost black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of smoked malt, with dark fruits.The taste of smoked malt, dark sweet fruits with hop notes. The aftertaste is bitter, has smoke notes with hints of sweet.