R_Pothuizen (25) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
I have all three of them put together and tasted: the Notenbock Hazelnoot Emelisse; the Notenbock Kastanje Jopenkerk and the Notenbock Amandel Preal.
Color appears lighter than the other two, but the beer is cloudy.
Foam well, the structure is the coarsest.
Flavor: musty hops, malt.
The basic taste (scale from 1 to 5) sweet: 2, sour: 0, Bitter: 1, the after taste: sweet: 3, sour: 1, bitter: 1.
The sweet aftertaste gets in a surprising twist, it becomes softer and dryer.This beer was drinkable, but the Amandel was technically better. fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, as HazelnotenbockJanEric (1239) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
Black color, creamy head. The color is dark, almost black. There is some oxidized aroma and flavor of caramel, with relatively low bitterness, light residual sweetness, and no trace of hazelnut.
Brown to black coloured, with a minimal off white head, quickly disappearing. Lots of carbonation. Aroma has caramel, roasted malts, some coffee. Taste is slightly bitter, smooth, medium body, nice but a short finish. Not a typical bock. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
On tap in the Wildeman. Poured dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of nuts, malt and milk chocolate. Medium body, flavour of nuts, sweet malt, milk chocolate and caramel. Moderate aftertaste. kappldav123 (6111) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks interesting. Beer in the glass brownish, nice head. Starts strong, fine malty spicy, intense note of nuts. Finish a bit unbalanced, spicy and woody. Nice one.
Borresteijn (7274) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
33cl Bottle from Mitra Rokin. Dark brown colour with a tiny red hue, off-white creamy head. Aroma is very earthy, hazelnut shells, fibres, sweet dark malts, tiny hint of chocolate. Flavour is medium-sweet, very earthy again, like drinking dry earth, nutshells, hazelnut, chocolate, cocoa, hint of dark fruits, light bitter finish. Medium-bodied at best, soft mouthfeel. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 The head is medium, the body black. It smells sweet, a bit hazelnoot, bit chocolate. The taste is Hazelnoot-sweet, nuts, wooden and a bit bitter. Medium 11/9/9/9/-/9 mike_77 (6738) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2012
Aroma of caramelized hazelnuts. The are some nice dark malty, sweet falvours but the hazelnuts are maybe a bit green. This gives an aftertaste which reminds me of broad beans! note666 (1300) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
2012 - 10 - 29 330ml bottle. hazy brown colour. medium, fading, creme head. chocolate aroma. sweet, bit bitter taste. creamy palate Isodorus (1) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
Nice chocolate aroma which turns into a less earthy aroma. A brown color with steady light brown foam. Taste is okay, some sweet which is followed by a small bitter. Overall the tatste is just not that full and catchy. The carbonation is soft which makes it a bit weak in my opinion.
Overall I expected more from it, i know Emelisse has some great beers. But for the season Autumn (netherlands) it was a nice tasting experience (and my first post on Ratebeer :-)).