rosenbergh (12012) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2018
375 ml bottle. BB 05/2023. Thanks tiong!
Black color with a small tan head.
Oil, soy, roasted malt, burnt malt, darkness and licorice in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, burnt malt, sugar, darkness, licorice and some peat. Strong.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone olio (10750) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2018
375 ml bottle. BBE 05/2023.tiong (7822) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2018
Pours jet black color with a large beige head. Aroma is very stuffy and heavy with burnt malts and dark chocolate, some subtle bourbon, salmiac. Flavor is roasted malty, slightly burnt even, some alcohol peaks through, some molasses, much grain, cocoa. Slightly too stuffy and burnt overall, decent otherwise, heavy.
375ml bottle from Sterk, Amsterdam. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of wood, oak, bourbon, roastiness, licorice and ash. Taste is heavy, ashy and woody with some roastiness, burnt malts, hints of oak, wood, bourbon and licorice. Finish is roasty and burnt with some oak, wood, whisky and loads of licorice. A bit too burnt and ashy. PotjeBier (3911) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2018
Bottle @ home. Pitch black color. Dense mocha brown head with eternal retention. Aroma's: sweet, roast, umami, dark fruit, boozy, chocolate, vanilla. Retronasal it's sweetish, roasted, light peat, fruit, boozy, woody. Flavo is light moderate sweet, roasted, drop. Medium bodied. Long finish, roasted, light bitter. It seems hard for these guys to do anything wrong... tderoeck (10877) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2018
30/X/17 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2017-1845) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
CraftBeerNick (3041) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, dried fruits, more chocolate, vanilla, sweetish, alcohol, bourbon notes. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet touch, very roasted, bit sourish, cocoa powder, lots of dried fruit, alcohol, some bourbon. Aftertaste: sweet, bit sourish, funky touch, raisins, lots of alcohol, bit acidic.
Bottle from De Bierkonig, at home, 8th December 17. Pours black, big head for a stout of this weight, aroma is vineous, wet barrel, liquor, slight sour. Taste is complex, blended well, liquorice, grainy wood notes, liquor, barrel, roasted malt. Great impy, from one of my favourite Dutch breweries Bosskie (985) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2017
Pitch black, very weak head.
Smell is coffee chocolate, yoghurt, cream, raw nuts, liquorice. Subtle mint, fenugreek, caramel sweetness.
Taste starts surprisingly watery but fills up with chocolate and metallic freshness. Crisp with subtle bitterness. Wet wood comes in at the end. Bitter astringent finish, medicinal, ashy. Balance is somehow off. caesar (7455) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2017
Fles van het Biermoment. Droppig, boozy, donker fruit. Weinig zoetigheid, vrij droog. Mwah. MonsterMagnet (1678) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle, pours a black with a beige head. Aroma is pretty sugary, with some red and dark fruit. Taste is also sweet, with a moderate bitterness, slightly acidic. Berries, syrup, chocolate, sugary, a bit watery yet boozy, and way too fizzy. It's enjoyable, I just think it's not very good and really not worth the price. Alengrin (5996) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 Bottle at Billie's Bierkafetaria, thanks Jan for sharing. One year anniversary beer from this popular Dutch craft brewery, a blend of their 'black' creations aged on different whisky barrels, a concept which may have been inspired by De Molen's Cuvée series, and on an international level runs parallel with e.g. The Bruery's Mélanges as well. The end result bears a thickly lacing, yellowish beige, dense and stable head and shows a jet black robe with thin mahogany edges. Rich, deep bouquet of thick caramel sauce and treacle, walnut oil, leather, dried prunes, peanuts, black chocolate, bourbon, vanilla-like wood, brown rum, horse meat, baked banana, cinnamon, madera, candied fig, sweet pipe tobacco, black olives. Sweet onset in a noble, non-sticky way, candied figs, blue grapes, dried blackberries, some thin cherry-ish sourishness and light meaty umami hints; softish carbo, rounded, creamy and thickly oily mouthfeel, quite viscous. Hazelnutty and butterscotch-like, eventually toasty bittersweet malt body, long warming, complex finish with old sherry and soft and elegant tannic wood notes matched with ongoing deep maltiness, some lingering sweetness, spicy hop touches and the expected bourbon-flavoured alcohol (more so than the 'real' whisky really). The regular stout / porter offerings by De Moersleutel often fall a bit short in body, depth and rotundity, but this combination of a number of them manages to tick all the boxes; this is full, thick, luscious and generous, sweet but with this sweetness cleverly balanced by umami, spicy, roasted bitter and bourbon notes. A lovely sipper, certainly the best Moersleutel so far for me - truly a classy celebration of their high ambitions. Would love to revisit this with more aging on it.