PotjeBier (3212) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
33 cl bottle (as Johnny Dark Lager 12,5 years special edition, from 2015). Black color. Firm, rocky light beige head. Aroma’s: light roast, light red fruit, light sweet. More fruity retronasal, less sweetness, but still some caramel malts. Flavor is light fruity sour, light sweet, light roasted. Light bodied, quite thin actually. finishes with roast, moderate bitter. Christos (5694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
(De Prael Darth Lager) Tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, served into a chalice. A new name (=alias) for Johnie Gold to honour the new Star Wars movie according to a facebook post from the brewery.
lack coloured bidy, tall and thick, creamy dark beige head on top.
Aroma of toasted malts, dark fruits, burnt caramel.
Taste also of burnt caramel, rubber, dark fruits, figs, light marmalade, berries.
Medium thin body, low carbonation.
Good. Borresteijn (6969) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
33cl Bottle bought from the brewery as Darth Lager, sold as Dark Lager at the brewpub. Apparently an alias of Johnny Gold. Drunk from the bottle. Aroma is yeasty, like Brouwerij ’t IJ yeast back when they still had infection issues, dark malts, chocolate, hint of roast, caramel. Flavour is light funky, yeasty, light infection but not disturbing, chocolate, roast, bittersweet finish. Light bodied. Decent, and tastier than I remembered Johnny Gold to be. Maakun (5402) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
Unlabeled bottle at De Prael. Almost black with light brown head that leaves just a very thin ring. Ashy, lots of roasted notes, light red fruits, herbs, tobacco, soft chalky. Light sweet and bitter. Under medium bodied with slick feel and low carbonation. More a stout than schwartzbier, but not bad. Karstenborg (1044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is Brett, butter and caramel. Taste is butter, citrus and chokolate.
Guruhso (593) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Curtisy of borresteijn. Yeasty aroma of cloves, banana and a lot of Brett notes. Malty aroma too, roasted and caramel. Peppery notes. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter. The body is medium and the texture is oily. Soft carbonation. Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Borresteijn. It pours brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is brett, chocolate caramel and faint hops. Again the infection is in front with some chocolate notes. Not bad but infected.