gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark black, brown firm, fine bubbley head. Nose to me smells faintly chocolatey and some coffee, but to me more sweet - raisins, fruit. As it warms it is more robust. Mouthfeel is thin. Flavor is medium to heavy bitter, lingers - this i like. Full. Nice beer; for me, would have liked a bit more full mouthfeel, other than that it is well done. Moolesen (604) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Poors black in the glass with a soft foamy brown head. Nose has hints of english liquorice, burned caramel and little coffee. Nice taste, but not as intense as other heavy beers. Great finish with a good bitterness, which makes it nice drinkable androman (2863) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Black color, minimal brownish head. Aroma toast in the nose, coffee, soy sauce, dark chocolat notes, ash, smoked fish, slight dark fruits, complex but moderated. Taste very light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Nearly full body, bit sticky texture, average carbonation, easy bitter finish. Not a powerful stout, rather an easy enjoyable one. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, pours black. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and caramel on the nose this smells like a fantastic beer. Thin and week on the palate, way to sweet for me, such a disappointment once drunk. ShivanDragon (4649) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
zwart met witte kraag
Zer0 (1226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
aroma: gebrande en geroosterde mouten, chocolade en lichte koffie
smaken: matig bitter en matig zoet, gebrande- en geroosterde mouten, caramouten, vanille
body is erg dun, durf zelfs wel wat waterig te noemen, droge en bittere afdronk.
Bottle. Pours almost black. Aroma is lots of liquorice, stone chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is moderate bitter and moderate sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. berntholer (1619) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
beige stable head disappears with foamhead and structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffee, leather, earth and oats. taste leather, roasted malts, esters, coffee with a bitter finish. medium body, rather carbonated. bottle 75 cl @ kerstbierfest 2013 Christos (5897) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle, 330 ml at home, poured into a big snifter. ABV 6.5% MarcoDL (5413) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Black in colour, with one finger of brown head sitting on top, with good thick density and good retention as well. Light lacing remains after the head collapses and after every swirl of the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts.
Taste is light milky chocolate, roasted malts. Slighty sweet and boringat first but at some point more roasted malts are kicking in, along with hints of coffee and a mild bitterness with good duration, which admitedly make it more interesting.
Body is very thin for a stout and the most disappointing about this beer. Good carbonation though and nice feeling on the palate.
Overall an okay stout, decent except for the body.
Nice stout beer, roasted and bitter, with the subtle aromatic sweetness of coffee and chocolate. OllieBBommel (1560) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015
Bottle (33cl)@home. Head: thick beige foam. Colour: deep dark brown. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste: bitter, chocolate and coffee. Palate: dry, bitter finish, medium CO2. Overall: very good stout.
2015 - vintage 2012, very good.