Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of smoke, hops, milk and charcoal.Flavor is sweet and smokey with some meaty, fruity , ripe strawberries and floral notes.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Strange beer but really kinda nice. Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
300ml bottle [Heer van Gramsbergen, 11.0% abv]. Darkest ruby red colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Malty aroma has notes of dried fruit, raisin, plum, smokey notes in the background, a yeasty touch. Taste is initially dry, hints of dried fruit with subtle sweetness, later more and more smoky; long lasting, sticky finish with smoky notes, hints of ashes, ham, subtle chocolately sweetness. Rich and complex, full bodied, oily texture, sticky palate. Successful use of smoked malt in unusual context. Borresteijn (7036) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2011
30cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, ABV 11%. Almost black colour, big dense off white to beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, blue cheese, smoke, dried dark fruits, milk chocolate. Flavour is rather sweet, fruity, very malty, dark fruits, light smoke, cheese, roasted malts, milk chocolate, fruity floral alcohol bitter finish with a hint of spice. Medium to fullbodied. Nice, complex and very tasty beer for the cold months. Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle. Vintage 2011. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sour cherries. Flavors of smoked cherry wood, with subtle notes of raisin and chocolate. Nice. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle: Abv 11%
Medium tan head, changes quick into an almost closed tan lacing on top of a deep dark ruby colored beer with some black tints.
Smell chocolate, fresh roasted and smoked malts, spices/herbs, hint of liquorice and something like grainy (light liquor) sweetness.
Taste Is pretty soft and creamy with a nice mixed bunch of ingredients like chocolate drenched hops, toasted barleys, smoked malts, nice bitter (nothing irritating to be detected, yes!), some spices and light warmth (alcohol notes), something light sticky, nice hoppy grassy touch and a gentle toasted light smokey grainy sprinkle on top.
all very gentle and very well balanced!
Spices, roasted malts, grass and chocolate bitter in the aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy sticky texture.
Very good beer, though the smell is very nice, the flavours are not as strong but the spicy alcohol notes jumps out but not in an annoying manner.
If it wasn’t for the small info note here on Ratebeer, you could definitely classify this beer as an (Imperial) Stout. Alcohol is well hidden.
skortila (5850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2012
Bottled @ De Rat, Utrecht. The aroma has roasted coffee malts, caramel, some raisin. Clear, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is caramel malty sweet, slightly bitter and coffee roasted, more fruity in the end. Medium-full bodied. Okay. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2011
30cl, at 11%Vol, as Heer van Gramsbergen, new Dutch brew Anno 2010, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, smoked and slightly sweet/spicy, not balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew Alengrin (5338) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Label says "Heer van Gramsbergen" so the name above should be corrected. Light beige, thin but stable head, very dark ruby brown colour, clear. Sweetly perfumed, bit smoky aroma of chocolate, peat, candied dates, raisins, sweet tobacco, kahlua, mint; dark fruits in the mouth, mellow mouthfeel, candi syrup, caramel candy, nuts, mouth filling and full with a roasted bitterness and slight smokiness in the end. Scotch-type ale if you ask me, but admittedly with some quadrupel- and imperial stout-like influences. Interesting. MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Tasty dark beer. Malty and a bit yeasty, with a touch of smoke. Has some roasted notes as well. Hard to type, but quite nice. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2012
At Pint winterfest 2012. Poured very deep brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Full bodied, flavour is of very smokey malt (a bit overpowering, brings the rating down a bit), vinous dark fruit with some coffee and chocolate. Dry, smokey liingering aftertaste.