caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Tap @ pre-ZBF 2010 and pretasting @ De Molen. Dark color, creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolat, whisky, hint of honey. Full taste, creamy, rich. Tribute to Narke? Awesome stuff. Please bottle this in large quantities! skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2010
Yeah! rating # 3000! :-) On tap @ Pre ZBF. The aroma has chocolate, roast, oak, ash, laurel/ liquorice. Black coloured beer with a thin, beige head. The taste is sweet with some hop bitterness. It has roast, chocolate, some coffee, laurel, wood tones. Very well balanced, full & complex. Beautifull beer. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
On draft at 3rd pre-ZBF. Pitch black pour, creamy tan head that laces. Aroma of peat, leather, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Complex and delicate. Flavor is bitter coffee, caramel, some licorice, leather, bourbon and finished with more coffee and bitter. Creamy texture and smooth mouthfeel. Fantastic brew. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2010
A pitch black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of some sweet dark malts with chocalte notes and dark fruits. The taste has some laurel with chocolate with hops, dark malts and alcohol in the back. The aftertaste of bitter hops with some sweetness. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 A Sim rate (Pre-ZBF): Aroma is so alcoholic but great. Whisky in the nose.
Whisky in the flavour but not enough to put me off. Half-n-half cream & vanilla too. Palate is so thick ’n tingly. Damn, it’s good.
Koelschtrinker (20208) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
A Mes rate. Hand bottled from ZBF.
This was the day I was seriously ill and spent the whole day in bed, missing the festival. Menno, legend that he is poured some of this glorious stuff into a plastic bottle and sent it back with Sim for me. It was the only thng that dragged me out of bed all day. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Great aroma, loads of chocolate and liquorice along with some leather, damp wood and smoke. Some fairly raw but bloody enjoyable alcohol too. The flavour comes dancing onto the palate in much the same way. Very raw and plenty of heat but my god it’s really pulled me back into the land of the living. I’ve been sat in the hotel all day on my own, feeling like shit while everyone else was enjoying the festival. This little treat has cheered me up no end. In fact, it’s made me feel like I can get outside and brave the world. Menno, I’ve always known your beers were good, I didn’t know they had medicinal powers too... Really appreciated mate.
Intensiv schokoladenmalziger Beginn, Röstnoten sind in geringem Umfang vorhanden. Im Mittelteil werden diese stärker und wirken süßer, von den schokoladigen Zügen wird währenddessen nicht abgewichen, sie werden aber bitterer. Herrlich tiefmalzig und gleichzeitig weich, das Level der Aromen ist fantastisch. Sehr gut! 13/13/12/12//13
yespr (44705) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
From tap at pre-ZBF. Pours dark brown to black with a huge, creamy, tan and dense head. Aroma is dark malty, roasted and breadish. Smooth roasted and dark toffee malty. Light alcohol presence. Subdued sweetness and nicely roasted malt flavoured. Smooth roasted and caramelish finish. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
Black with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, dark chocolate, coffee and plenty of hops. Sweet flavour with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, wood, mac and vanilla. Finished dry from the hops. Lovely! NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Had this one at the Pre-ZBF 2010. Pure black colored brew. Aroma is licorice, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is coffee, licorice, laural, some oak, wood and roasted tones. Very creamy and smooth, full bodied. Grea vrew. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Draft @ Pre-ZBF. Deep black pour, medium, creamy brown head.
Aroma of coffee, hops, liquorice and some peat.
Flavour is intense bitterness with coffee, peat, some hops and sweet liquorice. Very full bodied and a good balance.