Gangstergafje (1384) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2017
13-05-2017; draft; Nederlands Bierproeffestival, The Hague, The Netherlands.
The looks of this beer are perfect for the style and just perfect for beer in general. The beer is pitch black, like really really dark. In strong light there is a rub red glow. The beer is to dark to say anything about the clarity. On top of the beer a lovely layer of soft light brown foam is formed. Foam retention is good. After a while a lovely creamy drape is left, so is some lacing on the glass.
The smell of the beer is a little bit milde, but it is good. I smell toasted barley, chocolate, coffee, a touch of liquorice, nice bitters and sweets. I also smell a hint of fruity bitter refreshing hops. Not bad.
The taste is heaven. It has nice toasted barley, giving touches of chocolate, caramel and coffee, being both sweet and bitter with a nice salty touch. There is also nice alcohol and refreshing and slightly sour hops. The beer is in an awesome balance. Great.
The palate of the beer is good. It has a full body, smooth texture and medium carbonation The finish is long and intense, with bitter touches of malts and a hoppy twist. Lovely. ShivanDragon (4749) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
sample from tap at #bfgm16, Bierfestival Groningen ’16, shared with @Zlotta. Zlotta (4236) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 9, 2016
pours dark brown to black with a fine full brown head. aroma van burnt-roasted malts, coffee, chocolate (milk), vanilla. Taste likewise, fairly long dry coffee, roasted over a limited body, thin to medium body, soft carbonation. long dry aftertaste. quite nice.
Sampled from tap at Bierfestival Groningen 2016. Very dark red to black with a tan head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of caramel, dark chocolate, some coffee and hints of raisins, followed by a short, slightly roasty-bitter finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice! kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Draft at De La Gare. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of light roast, licorice, fruity hops and dark chocolate. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. JefVerstraete (3821) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2016
Draft @ Café Lijn 4, Utrecht. Dark black colour, beige creamy foam. Nose of coffee and roasted malts. Easy drinkable, medium body. Nice beer.
erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2016
Foamy, dark brown. Typical, dry stout malts, dark nuts. Dry taste, nicely developed, served a bit cold but still a quite rich tasting. Nice. (On tap at Lemmy’s) Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
Tap @ de la gare. Black pour, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts,some licorice, chocolate, caramel, slightly spicy and a bit creamy. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, smooth, with a decent body and low carbonation. androman (3000) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at Boslust, Utrecht. Nose is roasty. Body is dark brown, head is medium, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium roasted bitter, chocolate. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, tasty. vipinvelp (4600) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Black, what’s in a name. Hoppy aroma, some coffee notes. More a stout than porter, although. Decent bitter coffee taste, some light coco tones. Great. (Utrecht 201603) caesar (7463) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
Tap @ Maximus, large sample. Hazy dark brown color, medium creamy head. Aroma of roast, some coffee, bit fruity, slight biscuit. Didnt notice any smoked components, more of a hoppy stout/porter. Soft bitterness, bit roasty, some sweet cookie. Velvety body, soft carbonation. Lovely stuff from tap. Like I mentioned before, a more hoppy stout.