The Daily Grind - Microbrouwerij Rooie Dop
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
2.2/5 rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. The guys had originally given me a small pour at an event a few weeks ago and I quite enjoyed it, so I thought I'd try it out of a bottle.
From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 31 October 2012
Guatemala Antigua Coffee
APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, cream colored head with good retention. Bistre brown in color, almost black, with medium carbonation evident. Splotchy wisp remains leaving some decent dots of lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Roasted coffee, sweet cream, milk sugar and vailla notes on the nose. Light dark chocolate as well, but mostly sweet cream and roasted black coffee. Bold enough, and smells like intended I imagine.
TASTE: Man, not nearly as nice as the nose. Coffee and caramel sweetness up front with some tart grapes at the swallow. Coffee is a little stale tasting. Lots of flavor after the swallow with very bitter black, roasted coffee, sweet cream, caramel and a touch of light sourness. Somewhat watery up front, with a very bitter and almost acidic finish. Definitely rough around the edges.
PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. A little watery on the palate, goes down fine and finishes somewhat astringent. Harsh bitterness at the swallow.
OVERALL: There have been some obvious cases of infection with this beer. Gushing bottles and undrinkable acid bombs. Luckily this one is more than consumable, though the tartness and light acidic note does tell me that something might be off here. Regardless, this one just didn't quite work, and it's not nearly as nice as I remeber that draft sample. The nose showed some promise, but the flavor is stale and watery, and the off flavors don't make it any easier. Generally speaking, I have been extrememly impressed with these guys, enjoying their Oatmeal Stout and Utreg Strong Ale immensely, so I will gladly continue to support. Can't wait for the DIPA and the barrel aged stout. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 13:18:54 | More by Jeffo
3.88/5 rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got this beer from the brewer when i met him some weeks ago. I bought some DOS barrel aged bottles and this one was a gift. Thanks Mark Strooker!
Now to the beer. Poured in my Struise glass i have to pour the beer really strong to get a bit of a head. The head disappears in a minute leaving some nice lacing in the glass.
Smell is coffee, all around...
Taste is smooth and when you love coffee you will like this beer. The abv is 6,5 which makes this beer very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 19:10:01 | More by Brabander
The Daily Grind from Microbrouwerij Rooie Dop
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