Erzengel (9893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2018
Many thanks to ShivanDragon for this bottle. Grainy smoked nose. The beer starts deep and roasted. Wood, very dry and smooth. Lots of dry roasted grain, hints of sweetness, round and refreshing. Long dry roasted woody aftertaste. Benzai (16999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle [thanks to RW80] @ home. Dark brown color with a full sized fizzy beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, some bitter. All those flavors in the previous ratings, I don’t get them. To me the carbonation is way too high and very annoying and it gets in the way of the flavor so I just don’t taste so much. Whisky? Don’t get it. Bitter, malt bitter in the finish. But not a lot more. Didn’t live up to the expectations -if you had them- based on the average score (3.93 when I tried it) imo, but it might be worth a rerate at some point. DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Bitter and sweet tones. Roasted malts, coffee, some booze, ripe fruits and raisin. Quite smooth. Stuu666 (15526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, biscuity, smoky, toffee, taste is sweet, chocolate, light liquorice and vanilla, just a bit flat and thin. tricksta_p (5457) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle at De Koffer, Groningen. Aroma is oak, whiskey, red fruits, cherries, dark malt, chocolate, mild smoke, some vanilla. Flavour is about medium sweet. Body is above medium. Very smooth and nicely balanced, not extreme in any way, just rich and well-balanced. Well done Bax.
RW80 (2940) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Sample at Burg bieren Festival 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, with a creamy beige head.
Aroma: Smoke, whisky, caramel, vanilla, fudge.
Taste: Nice complexity moderate bitter and gentle smokyness, Whisky mainly added as complexity and grainy touches which is done very nice and gentle way. No boozefest, or heavy peat tones.
Medium body, below average carbonation.
Very well balanced.
Koud Vuur was good but further experiments with the basic beer proof to work very well. JefVerstraete (3822) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie.nl. Dark brown colour, creamy beige foam. Nose of smoked malts, whisky, caramel, vanilla, fudge. Very complex and tasty but not boozy. Very well balanced. Great beer! Beerhunter111 (23762) - Beerland, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
Das Bier ist fast schwarz und hat eine geringe bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch süß röstmalzig, schokoladig, torfig rauchig. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, mild torfig, dezent rauchig, geringe Holzigkeit, gut! ZodiacM (1380) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
Tap @HaarlemCulinairSpeciaalbierfestival. Ik was blij verrast dat ze deze op de tap hadden. Een mooie toevoeging op het origineel. Door de rijping is het bier een stuk zachter van smaak geworden, met nog meer diepgang. Rokerig, zacht. Heerlijk! dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
Not sure yet if it surpasses the basis beer, though my rating would suggest it does. The whiskey used is mild, not peaty and this mildness works well with an already very well balanced beer. Different but good, I wonder how it will taste in 6 months or so.
From a bottle at Burg Bieren Festival.