Maakun (4804) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BeerTemple. Almost black with big dark beige head. Roasted malts, some chocolate, coffee, light lime and grapefruit, dust, old brown bread. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with slight watery feel.
tricksta_p (4115) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Aroma is fruity hops, tropical notes, roasted dark malt and grapefruit with notes of chocolate and pine resin. Flavour is mildly sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Nicely hopped Black IPA.
caesar (6940) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Beertemple, 15 cl sample. Slight hazy redbrown color, short frothy head. Aroma of dark fruit, some pine and a bit of chocolatey and roasty malt. Bit fruity sweetness in taste, moderate bitterness. Too much on the dark fruit for me.
PotjeBier (2990) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size. With Zlotta & girlfriend. Dark but not quite black color. Big beige head with good lacing. Aroma’s: resinous, pine needles. Retronasal there’s some sourness, pine, toasted. Flavor is light sweetish, light bitter, roasty. Light to medium bodied. Finishes roasted/toasted, light bitter, dry. I like it as a beer, but it’s not a great BIPA.
Zlotta (2775) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’. Black with a beige head. Sweetish, roasty-malty and minimally fruity-resiny aroma of chocolate, coffee, tropical fruits and some pine. Sweetish, slightly bitter, quite roasty-malty and slightly fruity-resiny taste of chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, pine and tropical fruits, followed by a medium long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly resiny finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!
kermis (12398) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer Temple 7.5 year anniversary. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, light smoke, caramel, veggie notes and malts. Not really any hops showing up. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not really a BIPA, more like a mix of a double and porter. Disappointing.