Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Porter
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 (611) - 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 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 (2584) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
750 ml bottle, thanks TimVim! Red with bright pink head. Aroma of lovely cherries, bitter almond. Taste is light sour, cherries, medium sweet, faint roasted notes with a fruity finish. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (69) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Rödbrun kulör. Rosa skum. Torr, frisk smak av körsbär. Finns lite mörka toner i bakgrunden, men har svårt att känna smak av choklad- porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (180) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Mörkt brunröd med vitrosa skum. Doft av syrliga körsbär och marsipan. Syrlig med en del körsbär och inte så mycket sötma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13678) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of brandied cherries, chocolate. Taste has boozy cherries, brown bread. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Flaska belgoklubben. Rödbrun kulör med rosabeiget skum. Doft av kakao, svartvinbär, sura körsbär och hallon. Syrlig och frisk smak. Sura körsbär med lite choklad i slutet. Hörligt torr och sträv. Lätt kropp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Tasted @ Winters Beer Festival 29.11.’14 from bottle 75 cl. Darker brown/reddish color, with a offwhite head. Aroma: dark fruits (plum), sour. cherry. Medium body. Taste: sweet, dark fruits, this is an original ’kriek’, but strong. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (785) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Draft pour at the Brouwers Big Wood festival. Pours a dark reddish color with a patchy fizz head. Sour dark fruit aroma. Plum and cherry. I’d like to point out that I have had so many porters in my days, and never ever has one been anything close to this. Sweet, yet dark fruit front flavor with a touch of sweet milk chocolate in the finisj. Don’t get me wrong, this beer is really good, I’ve just never had anything like it. Bonus points for being so unique. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10308) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cherry, cocoa, roasted malt and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of cherry, cocoa, roasted malt and light spice with a crisp dry lingering cherry finish.

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