Christos (5909) - 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. sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
33cl fles. Donkere kleur. Witte volle schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : chocolade, koffie. Prachtig!
Holmen2 (4308) - NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Black. Foamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of cigar box, dry cedar wood and juniper. Refreshing taste of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Dry and a bit waterish mouthfeel. Perhaps slightly too carbonated Medium long aftertaste. Complex, while still balanced. Good drinkability. Alengrin (5893) - 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.