Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Porter
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 (620) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (8) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Aroma: cherry, sweet candyresin, floral, bubblegum, Appearance: deep red, pink Taste: slightly bitter,medium sourness, Palate: long finish, medium body, fizzy, sticky,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (154) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
hay, toast, roasty, chocolate, spruce, resin, vanilla, woody, earthy, red, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.
Black color, small tan head. Acidic, roasted scent. Very acidic, loads of red apples taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Acidic porters don’t go well with me, my mind gets sort of fooled towards uncontrolled fermentation or bad cleanliness, hard for me to enjoy or like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Totally hazy red amber color. Minimal ring of off-white head. Awesome big cherry up front. Some mild chocolate. Very nice big kriek flavor, much more than I expected. Pretty awesome. Black cherry. Some spiciness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Nice light to moderate sour taste, light to moderate bitter, mild sweet. This is a pretty awesome concoction. Much more kriek character than expected, much less sweet than expected. Satisfying dryness and sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with fine, pillowy tan head. Settles in minutes with thin lacing. Aroma is cherry, chocolate, fairly sweet, fruity. Flavor is sweet cherry, chocolate, lightly roasted, fading to lightly malty, toasted finish. Relatively simple and mildly cloying, rather sweet overall. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, and lightly juicy, sticky texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (324) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
Geruch kirschig-fruchtig, leicht säuerlich, ein klein bisschen muffig und auch malzig. Geschmack nach Zimt, Kirschen, ziemlich sauer und im Nachgang röstig. Insgesamt eine ziemlich wilde Mischung.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gueuze (466) - - FEB 6, 2015
Ziemlicher Bretteinschlag im Geruch. Im Geschmack dann sauer. Fruchtig dazwischen. Kaum Röstaromen. Im Abgang ein bisschen Kirsche. Genial. Musste man wohl wirklich erstmal gut lagern.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2465) - SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-1-29: mycket ljusröd och tunn väska. Tydliga toner av körsbär. Smaken är också dominerande av syrliga körsbär. Gott men stilmässig är den lite off med enbart små torra chokladtoner i eftersmaken. Men god ändå. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVBEERbE (37) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and overripe fruity sweet sticky. Fruity, light yeasty and medium sweet. Mild phenolic and fruity. Dry and light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Unusual fruit porter with thick and creamy, pale beige head over a very dark bronze beer. The nose immediately shouts sour cherries, embedded in hints of cocoa, caramel, hazelnuts, lemon peel, banana, orange and yoghurt; taste is predominantly the tartness of the ’Schaarbeekse griotten’, refreshing, some red apple and peach, resinous mouthfeel, caramelly, big maltiness, strongish carbonation, some bitter chocolatey maltiness in the finish, brandy-like alcohol touch, yeastiness but most of all, the drying effect of the sour cherries. This was not my first ’fruited’ porter but it is the first one in which the fruits dominate the malts, as in terms of taste alone, this reminds more of an ’oude kriek’ than a porter... Interesting experiment, that much is clear. Not entirely sure what to think of it, though: I had the impression the fruity sourness and the maltiness were too much in conflict and coexisted in it without having any further relationship with each other, as if someone just poured a lambic-based traditional cherry beer into a glass of porter.

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