DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark brown to black colour with a medium sized beige head that doesn’t last very long. Smells roasty, red fruits, slightly sour. Tastes roasty, sourish, some chocolate, hint of mint. Medium body, soft carbo. Kinda weird, not bad but also not how I prefer my stouts to be. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle from Bierkoning. Black body with slight head. Nose of licorice, malts and some vanilla. Taste of chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Sort of all over the place. Quite a prickly stout. Christos (5766) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 7%
Totally black in colour with one finger of thick head, dark brown in colour, with surprisingly good retention. Thick lacing on the glass.
Aroma has a ton of roasted malts, some light chocolate, a hint of black olives too.
Great taste with liquorice in it, again a ton of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste.
Thick body with the correct amount of carbonation. Really dry on the palate.
Really good beer, can easily stand next to stouts from better known breweries. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2011
33cl, at 7.5%Vol, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, not complex dry Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew Maakun (5557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Black with minimal head. Coffee, licorice, soy sauce, roasted nuts and grains with a bit of ash. Light hint of fruits in the background. Taste is mostly dry and bitter with just a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied. Decent enough stout.
Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from a Dutch supermarket, thanks to Craftmember. One of these ’virtuous’ beers with double names from this brewery. Thick, dense, pale yellowish beige head retaining very well, colour very dark reddish chestnut brown, blackish in overall appearance but transparent on the edges. Pleasant, typical stout aroma of bitter chocolate nibs, coffee grounds, burnt toast, beef stock, bayleaf, subtle hints of salmiac, wet leather, iron shavings (but feeling ’natural’ here), dried banana, vanilla and cigar ashes. Despite being characterized as a dry stout, it kicks off with a dense, almost candied, yet restrained sweetness, a bit liquorice-like, along with raisins, baked banana and candied dates, but drying as the liquid travels over the tongue, with a slick, oily, caramelly, nutty and deeply toasted malt body with soft carbonation, turning roasted in the end with a lovely, profoundly ’fondant chocolate’-like bittersweetness further bittered with late but quite assertive, spicy, leafy hops in the end and a dash of warming, but non-disturbing alcohol. I love a good stout and this surely is one, makes me curious about the rest of this brewery’s range. MarcoDL (4926) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
Bit better than the other beers from 7 Deugden. Decent stout with the usual notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Has a more rich taste than the other beers from this brewery. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
Poured dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with berry fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma with some bitterness and a lingering bitter finish. tricksta_p (4650) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruits. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a moderate bitter finish. A bit on the light side and easily drinkable. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from Berts Bierhuis. Very dark brown colour, beige head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, coffee cream. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee and coffee cream, bit of fruityness. Medium carbonation, chewy mouthfeeling. Good stuff.