DutchDrebus (6323) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Quite old bottle @ home. Black with no head. Loads of coffee in the taste and aftertaste. Pretty great. beer_queue (147) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottled: 04/18/2012, sampled: 11/06/2016.
Even at this age, the pour is lively, producing a big tan head that holds itself so long in the glass. Color is black, of course. Aromas are obviously coffee front & center, but there’s also a huge chocolate fudge or Dutch chocolate brownie note following. Surprising how fresh this beer smells after more than four years. Some subtle dried fruits in the aroma as well (maybe dates). Taste is absolutely rich and decadent—gigantic blast of bittersweet chocolate initially and then transitions into a coffee note that’s soooo smooth and well-balanced; not too bitter, acidic, or tart. The end is where the coffee stands out on its own and shows off some of its alcoholic strength as well. A faint dried fruit plus honey sweetness is there but it’s pretty much covered up by the chocolate & coffee. The booze gets super strong after it warms up! Texture is chewy, full-bodied, hot, and astringent from the strong coffee & alcohol. To be honest, the flavors here are two-dimensional and lack a wide range of complexity. That doesn’t make it bad…not at all…because this brew makes up for it by presenting such a special experience. It’s a distinct example of Dutch chocolate combined with ridiculously high-end coffee in a beer.
Maakun (6710) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle 2013 vintage thanks to deanso. Almost black with barely any head. Some dark chocolate, wood, light mold, hint of chocolate, hay, dust, paper, dried berries. Light sweet, medium bitter and very light sour. Medium bodied with watery way. Probably way past its prime, though deanso and sjogro still like it so maybe it’s me. Not good. beerplace (2287) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
330ml bottle from Park Royal Liquor Store. Bottled on 19/04/2012. Pours an opaque dark brown with a huge dark beige head. Aroma is coffee, grassy, licorice, chocolate and leather notes. Taste is sweet, slightly boozy, coffee. Cold coffee aftertaste. Very good stuff. simont1 (622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2016
Aroma of earthy chocolate, green peppers, coffee, leather, tobacco and raisins. Murky brown color with no head, low carbonation. Taste of tobacco, earthy, soy sauce, green peppers, coffee, leather, very complex, but not super pleasant. I think this one is a bit old (3 years and 9 months) and the coffee has gone a bit stale.
bulldogops (2850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Rating #1851 - 2015.08.07- Bottle from CBI - Pours a midnight black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is cat-shit coffee, or what I assume cat-shit coffee smells like. Its bold, roasty, earthy, floral. Palate is much the same. A hidden gem. GlasgowTAD (2007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Pours opaque black with a large brown head which hangs around for ages. Aroma is coffee, caramel, vanilla, molasses. Taste is sweet molasses, vanilla sweet, caramel sweet, really smooth roasty coffee, a hint of berry acidity. Thick body with a luxurious mouthfeel. Samtzu (629) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2016
330ml bottle. Purchased this beer when I found out what it was. Considering what it is this beer is fantastic! Intense stout with a considerable coffee backbone. EdKing (2663) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from Kris Wines. Had this a couple of years. Opens with very little carboantion. Pours opaque very very dark brown to black, no head. Nose is like cold black coffee, dusty, coffee grains, cocoa dust, slight metallic, sweet, dark chocolate. Taste is black coffee, dark chocolate, coffee grains, brown sugar, roasted malt. Mouthfeel has almost no carbonation. Oakes (19363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from Denman Liquor. Dark brown. BIg head, probably too much. The aroma is a bit odd, lots of coffee, but a fair bit of fruitiness. Medium body, some molassesy sweetness but simple dark sugars. Lots of coffee, though it doesn’t distinguish itself much.