Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Porter
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A chocolate porter matured for 6 months on real Schaerbeekse krieken.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (524) - Diest, - APR 4, 2014
750ml bottle. Dark brown color, with a pinkish beige head. Nose: smokey, roasted, cherries, (wild?) yeast ver much present. bit sugarish, hint of sourishness. Taste gives brown chocolate, speculoos, some mocha. Lacks a bit of power though. carbonated and a gentle finish (which I did not expect). To me, it feels that the porter and the ’kriek’ just do not mix up together. Lacks a bit of punch from the ’kriek’ and the smoothness of the porter. Nevertheless a good effort, like this. Nice experiment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared by a kind soul in a location remote of my dining room.

The beer pours a very dark brown with a small head.

The aroma is lightly chocolaty with a bunch of sweet and tart cherry notes.

The flavor is tart cherries and chocolate, it’s fairly dry, fairly roasty, it’s got a mild bitterness and a nice fruit driven sourness.

It’s a nice enough rendition of a fruited porter for sure, but at the same time with the malt/flavor profile going on here I’m not sure that a beer like this couldn’t be easily remade with some other less coveted tart cherry with similar or nearly the same results.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1394) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Butelka 75cl. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o kolorze brązowym. Piana ma kolor beżowy i jest średniej wielkości. NOS : piwo ma wyraźny aromat wiśni podobny do wiśni w słoiku jak babcie robią. Do tego czekolada i tarta. Po wstrząśnięciu uwalniam aromaty gruszki, drewna, goździków i alkoholu. USTA : piwo jest dosyć mocno gazowane i nie tak bardzo gęste jak przeciętny Porter. Piwo jest średnio słodkie o ziemnych nutach czekoladowych. Do tego dochodzi mocna nuta kwaśnych wiśni. Piwo nie jest bardzo kwaśne, gdyż niwelują to palone słody. Ogólnie mam wrażenie pić czekoladowe ciasto z wiśniami. Smaczne ale jednowymiarowe nuty słodowe nic więcej nie ofiarują. Gorycz jest delikatna i podobna do pestki wiśni i gorzkiego kakaa. Posmak jest ziemisty i delikatnie słodko-kwaśny z aromatem wiśni. ODCZUCIA : bardzo fajne w piciu, smaczne i nie będzie ciężko dopić te 75cl do końca. Może natomiast zawieść tych, którzy chcieliby doszukać się bardziej wyrafinowanych i tłustszych nut, które charakteryzują dobrego Portera.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Draft. Served at room temperature. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Sweet cherry, roasted aromas. Cherry dominates, some chocolate and roasted flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Letzt säuerlicher Antrunk mit passenden, nicht übertriebenen Schokoladennoten. Frisch, fruchtig, natürliche vollmundige Schokoladigkeit. Zum Ende trockener. 12/12/11/9/9/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
Shared with Wim at his place. Brown colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Fruity cherry wooden/chocolate sour hinted aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is slight sour bit fruity ending chocolate dry. Very nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (2827) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
at my home along with Yves 0.75L bottle of dark brown with a red clow colored body with an off white head and a fruity malt chocolat aroma a spicy fruity chocolat little sour bitter alcholic complex flavor with an alcholic bitter finish a special beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdavidh (151) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Nice cherry nose, very little chocolate. Dark reddish brown color. Tart but not too tart, minimal sweetness, and just a touch of hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
Sample at Zythos Beer Festival. Thx to the Belgian Ratebeer crew for sharing the beers! APPEARANCE: clouded red beer, small unstable reddish head. NOSE: cherries, fruity. TASTE: cherries, sweet, dry, earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (944) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
light beige head with some lacing. darkbrown colour. aroma cherries, boozy, hint stale. taste is cherries, roasted malts, slight sour with a light bitter aftertaste. medium body and carbonation, rather thin mouthfeel.bottle 75 cl / bbf jun-2017

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ST247 (386) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2014
@ZBF. Pours dark red with light red head. Light sour aroma, fruity. Taste is light fruity.

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