BlackEyePA (558) - USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its a dark malty, roasted coffee, chocolate, grand cru aged barley-wine flavor and character. Im not a huge grand cru fan, but I do appreciate the style. Its dark and spicy and malty, pretty much barrel aged dark weak wine. Pretty good overall.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
smell: sweet, malts, chicoree , flaw .... bread ....
taste: nothing more than a boring flaw taste of a belgian low alcohol tablebeer with coffee ... ( see piedboeuf ... )
Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Very dark pour, thick solid tan head. Aroma of autumn leaves, fireplace, tobacco and some brandy. Very unique and interesting. Flavor is tobacco, varnish, antique furniture and burnt malts. Strange and interesting brew. I like it.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Ambery brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, some toffee, mild roasted notes as well as quite wooden notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some toffee, roasted notes, mild metal as well as wood and some caramel. Actually old ale is a quite good categorization for this Belgian beer...
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast and milk chocolate in the aroma. malty sweet flavor with chocolate, ash and hints of licorice. Very plesant beer, delicious but not too complex.
kask (25) - MÝgeltoender, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 The color is black. The foam is medium high.
Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and some coffee and licorice. Same notes are repeated in the taste. Body is light, mouthfeel is smooth.
There is certainly not added much sugar in this brew.
Its a light stout, but sometimes its nice with a non imperial beer.
Light and subtle in some situations, can be quite wonderful.
The balance is perfect, and i find it very drinkable.
Noctilucus (98) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Drankenhandel Geers.
Very, very dark brown beer (or black if you will) with a thick layer of beige-coloured foam. Solid taste of malts, slightly roasted flavour and pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Nose of butterscotch and roasted malts. All in all it weighs a little light but thatís partly due to its low alcohol content (6.3% ABV)
Tomix (3) - Liege, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the second time Iíve tried it, and Iím glad to say my first impressions were upheld: Brasserie de Bellevaux Black is excellent. Itís super dark, burnt malty and sharply bitter yet somehow smooth at the same time. It has notes of clove, liquorice and mace. The alcohol is not overpowering at 6.3%, but it gives the beer just enough lightness for the delicate tastes to take flight over your tongue
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FlÝska. Thanks for sharing this one Plovmand. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bit offee and bit alcohol. Black colour with a nice beige creamy head, good lacing. Bit thin mouthfeel. Flavour: roasted malt and caramel, bit chocolate, pleasant bitterness. Pleasant brew but bit thin.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Faroeviking. Pours black with a thick creamy off white head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is light roasted and light coffee. Quite weak compared to the aroma.