PotjeBier (3941) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2012
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Very dark color. Sticky beige head. Aroma’s: roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate. Retronasal there’s fruit & yeast as well. Flavor is roasted & medium sweet (beetje droppig). Medium body, velvetty mouthfeel. Finishes roasted & bitter(ish). MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2012
Looks great to start with. Dark with brown head. Taste is better than the aroma, which is better than the other way around of course. Nice roasted malts, coffe, chocolate, nice bitterness. Body and carbo are fine. bierkoning (13959) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Almost black and opague. Pours a huge head. Ash, rye bread and licorice in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with salt, ash, licorice and milk chocolate. Alcoholic notes. Rye bread. A good complexity and balance. Well done! altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark black body with thin head line. Nose is sweet, malty, cloying. Some licorice and Jaeger. Taste is sweet, caramel, molasses, licorice, plums, grapes. Very nice combination with lots of flavours throughout. Very well done. Hats off! Borresteijn (7696) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2012
Bottle sample at In de Wildeman, at Rooie Dop tasting, cheers guys! Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma reminded me a lot of Bells Expedition Stout, too bad I wasn’t the biggest fan of that beer, but as most people are I guess it’s a compliment ;-) Rather alcoholic aroma, vodka, veggies, hard roasted malts, espresso, bitter chocolate. Flavour is bitter, hard roasted malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, vodka, towards the finish moccha and more subtle roasted flavours come out, firm bitter grassy hoppy finish. Medium bodied. As one of the brewers said, it lacks a bit of sweetness and was very young. Have to buy a bottle soon, re-rate is pending. Not a fan yet...
jerohen (2391) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Bottled at Rooie Dop tasting session at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black appearance, no head. Absolutely fantastic complex nose, loads of malts, oats, coffee, some chocolate, some hops, even some wood notes. Very smooth yet complex malty flavor, very clear oatmeal presence, bitter but enough other flavors to balance it out. Developing and lasting finish. While this bottle was still quite fresh i’m already very much impressed. Seems like a very suitable candidate for barrel-aging as well. Very, very nice beer. Re-rate: Bottled at home, aged for about half a year. Huge head this time. Coffee and malts even more pronounced, also a bit more alcoholic. This beer definitely benefits from aging a bit. Rating reflects aged sample. TrefwoordPunk (1340) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, pours pitch black with a few disappearing tan bubbles and a nice aroma of cookies, dark chocolate, overripe cherries, toffee and fresh hops. The taste is pretty complex too. Starts out a bit sweet with hints roasted malts, grains, espresso and dark chocolate. The finish has a very nice lasting hop-bitterness. I really like this one!
Bullit (4879) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bottle from Burg Bieren. Was very curious about how this one would turn out. Black colour, thin brown head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, oats, cacao, slight sourness. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, slight hop bitterness upfront, followed by chewy oats and a medium bodied, fairly dry and slightly bitter palate. Fairly bitter and a slightly alcoholic finish. Very enjoyable! erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2012
Pitch black body and tan head. A rich aroma, even when a little cold, with mocha, biscuits, very dark cacao and some sharp, fresh hops. Nom nom nom. Not very overly full, but sort of in between a (sweet) stout and something more heavy. Some sharper, bitter tones, especially near the end. Lots of flavour though; well brewed. Scoring is hard when you know the brewers, but I plainly enjoy drinking this; a lot. (33cl bottle, thanks cesar!)