bierkoning (13743) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle, thanks to Borresteijn. Black. Coconut, vanilla and a hint of roast in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, a hint of oak and whisky. Full bodied, low on carbon. Delicious! MarcoDL (5415) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, red fruit, caramelised malt and booze. Taste has sweet vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, red fruit, dry cacao and a boozy finish. Absoltutely delicious. Borresteijn (7518) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
On tap at NHBF’17. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of coconut, lime, toasted coconut, roasted malts, whisky, wood, coffee, WHOA this smells so awesome. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, toasted coconut, coffee, lime, chocolate, coffee, wood, whisky, quite boozy but slick as well. Full bodied. Never tried the regular version, but man this stuff is amazing! Ferris (16719) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2017
Draft - Chocolate and coconut. Jet black with a rich beige head. Rich chocolate and coconut and a long finish. Nice. deanso (10124) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 13, 2017
Sample at the Hague beer festival.
Thick creamy beige head. Clear black pour. Peaty Barrel notes. Nice
Maakun (6545) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at NBPF. Very dark brown with beige head. Lots of whisky, flowers, toffee, light chocolate, fudge, some vanilla, cognac, oude jenever. Over medium sweet with soft boozy bitterness. Over medium bodied. sjogro (4844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Sampled at Week van Het NL Bier 2017 @ Grote Kerk Den Haag. Black with big cream head. Big sweet roasted chocolate malts. Boozy barrel note. Coconut, coconut/chocolate milk, lime peel. Bit sandy. Sweet and moderate bitter. Over medium body. Milky feel, soft carbonation. Lovely coconut and roast going on. DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a small tan head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, vanilla, subtle coconut, warming alcohol, whisky and spices. Nice, very nice! joergen (29360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2017
Draught at ’t Arendsnest. Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2017
Pitch black colored with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of chocolate, oak and coconuts.
Roasted flavor of caramel, chocolate, oak and coconuts.
Barrel aged version of Roos = Black, made for the 7.5 year anniversary party of the BeerTemple, but tasted weeks later at ’Cause Beer Loves Food, which is part of the same chain of craft beer venues in Amsterdam. Lightly lacing, creamy, pale yellowish beige, stable head over a very dark burgundy-tinged bronze beer, blackish but still largely translucent. Aroma of coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla, candied fig, bourbon, wet oak wood, black cherries, cinnamon, hazelnut paste, leather, butterscotch, brown rum. Clean fruity onset, candied banana, fig and raisin sweetness with a light umami touch, soft carbo, full, thick and oily mouthfeel. Very thick, toffeeish malt sweet core coating the mouth cavity, shifting to ever more dark colours of bitter chocolate and sugared coffee, leading up to a stunningly beautiful, long and complex finish involving a truckload of lingering malt bittersweetness with chocolatey character, decadent coconut flesh sweetness (though notably less expressively so than in the regular version), soft woody tannins, retronasal vanilla-ish oak, spicy hops and a long-stretched sweet booziness of bourbon. The regular Roos = Black is a thing of beauty, this one ups the ante and achieves nothing less than world class, holding its own against many of the great American BA stouts. Majestic.