jfb (6333) - GERMANY - DEC 19, 2012
(bottle) pours a darkest ruby-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of sour cherries, balsamic vinegar and toasted malts, dark chocolate and herbal hops, with a hint of citrus fruits. flavour is mostly the same, lots of toasted malts and espresso, dark fruit, bubble gum and a light citric tartness in the earthy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation. RobinV (50) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2013
Clear dark brown/blackish beer, Very nice and foamy brown head. Smell: sweet/coffee/caramalt.
Taste: sweet and round, roast malts, full and robust body. Nice bitter but fresh aftertaste. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good tan head. Smells sweet bit coffee and hay. Good taste. Coffee with a good bitter finish. Bit vanilla. Sureshpa (397) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, coffee, roast, liquorice, milk chocolate, salty Appearance: black, with dark brown coffee glow, beige fine head, medium lace Taste: Coffee, bitter, light fizzy carbonation, dry finish, some sort of liquorice aftertaste adamnowek (2822) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
Very nice coffee taste on the tongue. Balanced well with some bitterness that cuts through the heavy nature of the beer.
mjik83 (1593) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 6.8%
- Smakelijk biertje destijds gedronken
- Complimenten aan de brouwerij- en brouwmeester
- Nog geen topper, maar wel de hoge waardering die verdiend is
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RW80 (2587) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Appearance: Allmost black with abeige creamy head, leaving minor lacing.
Aroma: roasted malts, caramel ,licorice tones, coffee and some chocolate.
Taste: Powerfull Roasted and toasted malts, craamel, moderate bitter and sweet, some licoricewood tones and coffee . Aftertaste has some herbal and sweet tones.
medium body, slightly below average carbonation, oily texture.
Good Stout with a very full taste, but does have some complexity. Craftmember (41) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2015
Apparently thiis beer went through some evolution. According to this recent bottle I got from a Dutch supermarket called Deen, it’s got 7% abv, 51 ebu, a 121 ebc.
It pours a beautiful black with a small tanned foamy ’mocca’head, medium to soft carbonation.
The roast malts and coffee hit your nose straight away in this still subtle aroma. There’s dark cacao, hops, some fruity hint ( like datk sweet citrus, tangerine of some sort...), toasted bread and nuts.
The taste is of roasted malts, a lot of nice bitter coffee, bitter hops, again that very faint hint of something fruity I can’t quite put my finger on, a slight cirtic-acid edge to the nice oily, bitter coffee aftertaste, a medium dry hop-feeling in the mouth, lovely bitter with cacao and hops, get even a bit of the bread in the aftertaste with a smithering of silt lining. Some sweetness is still in there too. Alliteration goes well with this one: Black, Bitter, Beautifully Brewed. Love this one. culchiem (4013) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle in Amsterdam. Black with a full head. Aroma of roast chocolate malt. Flavour is dry malt, light smoke, creamy vanilla finish. kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Bottled April 7, 2011. Nearly perfect black. Very familiar stout smell, strong in malt, sweet and smoky. First taste is blunt and a bit harsh. After taste is more subtle, but lets try. The bang comes from plain amount of material put to this beer. The aroma develops to earthly basement style stout. This is quite dry stout, like the categorization says. Very decent, but not the world class prime example of this style.