Idiosynkrasie (8433) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
355ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, creamy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, a cautious smoky touch, notes of dark chocolate, some yeast spiciness. Taste roasty dark malty, chocolately, slightly alcoholic, minimally smoky, hints of caramel, vanilla, some yeast spiciness with a marmite touch. R4N5H (1420) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
12ox bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a tulip glass on 07-May-2017. Almost black in colour with a beige coloured head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and malt. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, smoke and liquorice. Bittersweet smoky finish. Comes across much lighter than a 8.5% beer. Nice collaboration. Lore (3067) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 31, 2016
dark brown colour, medium sized beige head; aroma of cocoa powder, dried fruits, yeast, cheese, leather, as well as mild smokey notes; taste is the same with herbal liqueur notes; good beer Borresteijn (7697) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2016
35cl Bottle from Burg Bieren. Black colour, big dense beige head. Aroma of coffee and cream, burnt malts, black liquorice, leather, soft smoke, some caramel, oatmeal. Flavour is light to medium sweet, caramel, coffee and cream, salty black liquorice, leather, roasted malts, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Nice. ShivanDragon (4864) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
schenkt zwart en dik/stroperig met fijne zachte bruine kraag. aroma van chocolade, geroosterde mout, vanille, smaken zijn matig tot redelijk dik, zacht, lichtgeroosterd bitter, chocolade, rookmout, glad, plakkerig zoet, lekkere dik mondgevoel, volle chocolade, redelijke body, zachte co2, ok
Patjeadam (161) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2016
Very deep, rewarding stout. The smoked malt blends really well with the little sweetness more common in belgian stout. Taste: nuts, earth, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, very far away chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs) JDBaker11058 (2491) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2016
appearance: very dark brown, near black, with a short, light tan creamy head. aroma: dark chocolate, burnt wood, licorice, molasses. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, licorice, burnt caramel, smoky wood, roasty coffee and some nuts. finish: lingering roasty, earthy, smoky notes, with an herbal, woody undertone that included a good dose of mint. notes: Chewy palate, with smoke in balance. The herbal finish wasn’t my favorite, but it was a solidly good beer. Draft at WoB in Rockville, during our glorious Monday Night Trivia victory.
jgb9348 (6730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Super deep, dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall tan head and a lighter brown coloured tint when held at an angle directly at the light. Aroma of tons of smoked malt, earth, nuts, pungency, alcohol, grain, yeast and a bit more smoked [meat]. Nice and very rich, and that’s just the nose! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavours up front that are overtaken by the smoked flavours, some earth and grain, a bit of coffee, oysters and a little caramelised sugar flavour as well. Aftertaste is deep and strong with the earth and lactose really coming out here and showing some nice yeast and smoked qualities as well - very complex on the end. Overall, a nice and rich beer with an assertive smoked quality with the belgie-ness coming through as well with the defined [foreign] stout characteristic in the yeast strain. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 22-January-2016 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 07-September-2016. Bijl (940) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Donker zwart nog iets rood onderin het glas, bruine schuimkraag, veel koolzuur zichtbaar. Mooie lacing in het glas als je even schud.Aroma: Donkere mout, gerookt, karamel, vanille, koffie en chocolade.Smaak: Koffie, mokka, melkchocolade, licht gerookt, donker geroosterde mouten, karamel, donker fruit en er zit een soort lactose zoetige en romig zachte smaak en mondgevoel aan.Van de 8,5% ABV is weinig merkbaar..... tikje warmte. Lichte hopbitter, en medium body. Afdronk is licht bitterzoet en plakkerig. sjogro (5404) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle at Camping Kost-Ar-Moor, bought in Groningen. Poors black with quick diminishing tan head. Sweet roasted (almost burnt) chocolate malts, big sweet melasse, hazelnut, lactic, smoked aroma. Big sweet, over medium cocoa and roasted bitter, tiny sour bend in the finish. Full body, low carbonation. Big sweet, burnt and alcoholic. Too much melasse and too little else, very sweet, sugary, alcoholic and not smoked but deep roasted.