manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle brought home from France by my lovely and patient wife. Pours a deep brown verging on black. Very little tan head, mostly a ring soon after pouring. Aroma is yeasty lightly roasted malt, reminds me of Westmalle. Taste is certainly Belgian like; mild yeast, chewy caramel malt with some roast, slight toffee hit. Mouthfeel is somewhat effervescent. Finish has some dark fruit, caramel malt. Excellent.
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Hyper Casino supermarket, Parthenay, France and E.Leclerc supermarket, Parthenay, France. Dark brown-black in colour with rich currants, red fruit and chocolate flavours with sweet liquorice on the finish.
jaghana (5380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Black Ale with authentic chocolate taste, cereal and slightly licorice taste. Not so creamy but a very long finish. Has a medium sweetness, the aroma is so nice that we forgot the alcool.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ La Cervoiserie.
pours dark brown, off-white head.
aroma, malty, caramel, dark chocolate, plenty of nice roast.
flavors, licorice, malty, coffee in after taste, light bitter dark chocolate, molasses.
This is a fine beer, and a ncie change from the previous two I tried by this brewery.
Lots of roast goodness with a touch of grains. This is tasty, full body, loaded with flavors.
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Roasted, ryebread, burned notes, chocolate, ok hoppy, fruity, citrus, dark chocolate, cocoa notes, dried fruits. OK.
ianwelby (1042) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a thin head and a smell of chocolate, fruit and malt. Flavour follows suit with the fruit coming through quite strong. Body is a touch watery but it’s very drinkable.
Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, merci beaucoup, Pascal! Hazy brown colour, small off-white head. Malty base with caramel and lots of roaseted malt flavours, with a bitter and hoppy punch in the finish. Smooth palate and well balanced!
Davros (2716) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a fading off-white head.
Nose shows toasty malt, some sweet brown sugar, bready malt and nutty character. Enticing.
Similar flavours, nutty and bready malt with the Belgian dubbel-like brown sugar note in there too.
Carbonation seems a little high.
Would be a really good brown ale if not for the brown sugar character.
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours very deep amber with a medium head. Aroma is grainy roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, hops and some anise. Decent.
joergen (25649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate.