SVD (2026) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Glass at ’’de Zwarte Cross’’, Black brown beer, medium head. Aroma is coffee, malt, roasted, chocolate. Taste is the same, some espresso flavour, very nice. EugeneStraver (287) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2017
Home. 33 cl bottle. BB 30-09-18. 35 IBU. 115 EBC. A good head with a brownish colour. A clear beer with a brilliant dark ruby res. Aroma of dark malt, slightly smoked and chocolate. Taste of dark malt and smoked with coffee and bitter chocolate. The nice hop bitter looks like under cover. Also some cherries. Somewhat warm alcoholic. Full body. Good balance. Nice bitter from the (smoked) malt and hops.Take your time to drink this beer. emdejes (77) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2017
33 cl bottle - bbd = february 2018
Amazing brew, would love to taste this once again. Full & complex, although not too high in alcohol. mutz (1082) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2017 Tap@ Bierfestival Nijmegen. Gitzwart mooie dichte kraag. Ruikt geroosterde mout. Smaakt idem , vrij zoet, weinig pit.Koffie, chocolade. Goed te drinken. drmet (979) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a big,frothy,beige head
-tobacco,chocola smoke,sour cherries
-high bitterniss for the style
A great one.Doesn’t have to hide behind the great Baltic Porter’s or Imperial Stouts
teddybearontap (17) - - APR 21, 2017
Appearance - pours black, with a creamy, foamy, hazel head. Very inviting.
Aroma - upon opening the bottle the beautiful smell of smoky bacon immediately put a smile on my face (and I’m a vegetarian, go figure!). After the pour the other aromas came out really nicely. There was definitely coffee there. And I’m not talking simply coffee-coffee. Oh no, I’m talking super-freshly ground mocha coffee beans, absolutely gorgeous. There was another wine-y, earhty, woody-quality there that almost made me think of an aged tawny port. Even before taking a sip I found myself moaning (in a good way!).
Taste - I was super-pleased that the smokiness in the nose translated to a beautiful woody tobacco in the mouth (rather than tasting of ashtray). The roast of the malts return as the freshly ground mocha coffee beans are in the mouth as well as they are in the nose. The tawny port quality gives it just that extra little bit of special, and best of all: it wasn’t syrupy or overly sweet at all, and actually has a really nice hoppy bitterness to it.
Palate - not watery at all, and neither was it syrupy or too fizzy. Had a really nice, almost velvety texture.
Overall - my favorite porter to date. Even barrel-aged porters or imperial porters haven’t been able to hold a candle to this one as of yet. Not too sweet. Freshly ground mocha beans, tawny port and woodsy tobacco. Wonderful. I found it an absolute blast of a rollercoaster of evolving flavors. And it was so well balanced I found myself enjoying picking out the flavors one by one simply by attending to them rather than having to go out and forcibly ’search’ for them. Gorgeous beer. Again, my favorite porter. SimonBlok (616) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark with big beige head. Gusher. Aroma: boozy, roasted malts, port, caramel, toffee, fruits. Taste: medium sweetness and fairly high bitterness. Notes of coffee, roasted malts, bread, hops and some alcohol. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium carbonation.
ArtificialCyst (1195) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle from Monster Magnet. Mi first Bronckhorster Brewing Company rating. Aroma: Chocolate, dark fruit, roastiness, light alcohol. Appearance: Cool head, black body. Taste: Lots of dark fruit, coffee and chocolate, light tobacco, lightly sour, roasty. Palate: High body, sweet finish, low carbonation. vincentvega72 (767) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Zwart als de nacht. Compacte crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Behoorlijk wat carbonatie. Rokerig aroma. Smaken van chocolade, rook, leer, toast, mout, koffie. Licht bitter-zoete afdronk. Zeer goed over heel de lijn. Misschien iets te veel koolzuur maar dat is dan ook het enige (kleine) minpuntje. EvNa (370) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2016 Bottle. Color: Very dark brown, almost black. Frothy light brown head. Taste: Dark coffee, heavily roasted, smoke, tobacco. Earthy, medium bitter, hints of brown sugar. Dry mouthfeel. Full body, medium carbonation.