ShivanDragon (4491) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
(fles nr 126), donker zwart schenkt als dunne olie met een goede bruine kraag. Aroma zijn voornamelijk die van den, citrus en zoethout. De smaken redelijk bitter, stevige den/hars, matig zoet, fruitig van oa grapefruit, zoethout. Matige body met stevige bittere afdronk. al met al een goede bipa Beerhunter111 (22214) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014
Many thanks Doberd for this Beer. Schwarzes Bier mit schöner großer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr herb fruchtig nach exotischen Früchten, minimal röstmalzig. Geschmack röstig, Schokolade, Kaffe, fruchtig bitterer Abgang. dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Quite enjoyable, has a dry finish with the hops coming through. Not too bitter, nice palate. Interesting to see ’t IJ trying more and more American style beers.
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass;
Medium to bigger sized thick and very slow changing creamy beige foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aroma has loads of roast with a light liquorice and herbal edge and a sprinkle of citrussy tones.
The flavour is very roasty too. There’s also a nice bitterness and decent tones of coffee and liquorice. Just a slight tint of something hoppy/herbal. This could easily be a stout. Quite fresh though.
The aftertaste is medium bitter (bit like coffee bitter) with tones of herbs, coffee, some crispy plant ish tones and some hay toast.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
On one hand it’s quite a simple beer which is not really complicated (this is not a must at all) and on the other hand it’s simplicity makes it easy drinkable and enjoyable. More like a stout beer but there’s this fresh hoppy/citrus tone which takes this beer out of the stout corner. Quite nice! Maakun (6296) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Black with thin beige head. Grapefruit, lemon peel, pine, smoked malts, ash. Fruity and sweet with nice hoppy and burnt bitter. Medium bodied, creamy feel. Nicely balanced, great stuff.
mike_77 (7014) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Really smooth, silky texture. Aroma and taste have green, fresh hops and slight roast malt. Has a level of alcohol and balance of flavour which makes it worthy of repeating. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2014, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex bitter brew, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew RW80 (2703) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Appearance: very dark brown allmost black color with a off-white compact head.
Aroma: hops, roasted malts and some coffee.
Taste: Quite roasted, some pine and grapefruits hops, but it’s a bit too roasted vs the hoppyness unlike the aroma. Clearly traces of coal in the dry finish.
It starts with liqorice notes and coffee bitter, then some hops before it finishes dry bitterness with some herbal tones
Medium body and carbonation.
Benzai (16522) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Black color, medium sized slightly creamy fair lacing beige to slightly brown head. Smell and taste malts, hops, decently bitter, decently roasty, slightly coffee. Quite nice, pretty decently balanced. Medium body and carbonation. DutchDrebus (6092) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. After the beer was served into the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive off-white foam colour which was fine amd even of structure. The beer is brown btw. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate and a nice amount of hops. Smells like a great black ipa. Tastes roasty, coffee, slightly liquorice, bitter and some hops. Could use more hops, but it’s a nice beer. Medium body, great carbo.