MonsterMagnet (1537) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle, pours black with a beautiful brown head. Chocolate and salt nose. Taste follows, with lots of salted chocolate and liquorice. Very rich for its abv, good body, bit sticky, very nice. Zlotta (3731) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2017
0.33 l bottle from ’Speciaalbierpakket.nl’, best before December 2018. Sweetish, malty, quite roasty and slightly peaty aroma of dark chocolate, mocca, seaweed, licorice and some tar. Just slightly sweetish, quite bitter, malty, very roasty and a bit peaty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, seaweed, tar and ash, followed by a relatively long, rather roasty-bitter, earthy and quite salty finish. Medium to full body, almost oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Really interesting, unexpectedly full-bodied for that abv, very intense flavours, a bit strange maybe, but definitely enjoyable and a nice experiment. DutchDrebus (6136) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle @ home. Black colour with a small to medium sized brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, slightly boozy, nice. Tastes sweet, chocolate, roasty, slightly liquorice. Also slightly salty but I probably only notice it since it’s in the name. Nice beer! Full body, tastes like an 8 or 9% abv beer while only having 5.5. CraftBeerNick (2734) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Tap at Arendsnest, 18th May 17. Pours black with a neat tan head. Aroma is peat, chocolate, coffee. Taste is roasted malts, liquorice, very dry, slight saltiness, hint of peat. Very drying in the palate, bitter, chewy. Very interesting and enjoyable. PotjeBier (3632) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2017
Tap @ Arendsnest, sample size glass. Pitch black color. Dense brown head, also frothy, good retention. Aroma’s: heavily roasted, mocha/coffee, maybe just a hint of salt. Retronasal it’s hard roast, light sourish (coffee?), bitterish. Flavor is roasted, tar, bitterish, dry. Under medium bodied. Finishes dry, roasted, above moderate bitter. I didn’t get much/any salt, which I didn’t regret.
Bijl (776) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Gitzwart.....totaal geen licht in het glas, bruine schuimkraag die snel zakt naar een mooie lacing, iets koolzuur zichtbaar.
Aroma: Geroosterde mouten, rook/peat, gerookte ham, zoethout, ziltig.
Smaak: Drop, zoethout, zoutig wat lang blijft hangen, dark roast koffie, Chocolade. Een licht gerookte smaak en een roasty zuurtje uit de sterk geroosterde mout. Grassig en licht kruidig en redelijk bitter. Stevige en uitgesproken smaken.
Medium body, zacht koolzuur, afdronk is zwaar roasty, bitter en droog. caesar (7170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle from het Biermoment, L20161124 BB 29-12-2018, 33 cl sample. Dark color, medium rocky dark brown head. Aroma of dark rye bread, slight salty bacon and some peat and roast. Plus some weird aroma, I cant put my finger on, but it aint good. Tar perhaps, or manure. Big bold roasty bitterness, almost tartish from the amount of roasted malts, slight salty peat. Weird, bit unbalanced, or overdone on the maltiness. I like malty beers, but I dont like to be tortured by pure roast. After Gordon, we have another Dutch roast. Seeing other peoples ratings, we have several volunteers :-P MarcoDL (5306) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle. Black oily pour. Aroma has chocolate, salt, tarr and roast. Taste has peaty smoke, salt, chocolate, roasted malt and some caramel. Very nice. Bosbouw (2982) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2017
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, zout, koffie, chocolade. Smaakt koffie, kruiden, bitter, ziltig. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black beer and a dark brown head. Wow, amazing looks!
Nose of roast, tar, coal, light smoke, lighter coffee tints and some manure...
Flavours of roast, coal, bitters, tar, smoke... classic but very nice!
Aftertaste is coal, roast, tar, bitters...
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more thab medium bodied.
No salt, but good, well done!