Swaroga (1637) - Brussels, - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Dark brown with very big tanned head. It’s not easy to open this beer without spoiling the half of it on the floor. Nose : rich notes of burned malts with dominating black chocolate, dairy, toffee, cheese and nuts. Some honey and flower notes. Sip : medium body with cream like texture. Low carbonation. It’s a sweet beer with quite distinguished cocoa flavor. Got some other flavors balanced in like burned malts, toffee and honey. The alcohol content is warming. Ending is mostely sweet, burned and a bit earthy dry but dominated by black chocolate like feeling. The beer is quite delicious. I even hate it more that I lost half of it on the floor.
Leepe_steven (195) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark ruby red beer with brown head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and coffee. Very yeasty. Taste has some sweetness, coffee and chocolate. Finish is dry.
guiroul33 (197) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl from Carrefour, shared with Fabien G. @ his place. Aroma of cacao, dark chocolate, flowers. Taste is quite sweet at first, then bitterness pops up through a long dry and bitter finish, with hints of cacao. Good stout.
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Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers,Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at Barry & Lynns, Wednesday 28th January 2015 Pours black with a huge foamy light beige head. Wonderful bitter chocolate, its very good the dark cocoa excellent, its malt laden/heavy there is a gentle warmth, its a lovely rich and smooth beer, a tad one dimensional perhaps but who cares on this occasion and particularly when it is as good as this. A7 A5 T9 P4 Ov16 4.1
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml.Dark brown with a brown fat head. Nose:berry ’s, floral, roasted darks malts, chocolate. Taste:dark malts, chocolate, bit spicy. Cocoa bitterness. Some carbonation, long stretch, bitter. Wow,great stout.
ken1 (1165) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted coffee and sweetness.
Flavour: berries and roasted coffee. Unfortunately to carbonated.
Colour: very dark reddish brown with a light brown head.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Willems. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, milk chocolate, cocoa and a little vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Carbonation is a bit high. 291114
sic1314 (4755) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark reddish brown with frothy beige head. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, toasted malt. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, light mocha,
clauded2 (10) - Brussels Area, Belgium, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Bouteille 75cl. Noir intense avec des reflets bordeaux, belle mousse brune haute avec une bonne tenue. Cacao, café et torréfaction dominent au nez sans être capiteux, l’ensemble est assez frais. Corps moyen à fort, sans trop de carbonatation. Une forte amertume lors de première gorgée...long, long très long en bouche. L’amertume s’estompe ensuite pour laisser la place au cacao et à sa douceur. Un très beau stout moderne avec la complicité de Laurent Gerbaud, chocolatier inventif.
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Following the first batch which was brewed at Jandrain-Jandrenouille, NovaBirra again came to Belgium to brew this second batch at De Ranke. Thin, light beige head, colour close to black but not entirely so as a ruby red hue is still visible. Complex malty aroma, dates, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, apple sauce, biscuit; profound malty taste, rye detectable if you are familiar with it, lots of cacao beans effectively added and further adding to the complexity, finish a long toasted, mouth-filling bitterness, full and creamy mouthfeel. Not the most complex imperial I tasted so far, but a great beer nonetheless, undoubtedly with great ageing potential.
Silvan7 (807) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. marrone, velata, con riflessi rubino ed una schiuma beige fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma fruttato di cacao, tostato di caffé, speziato di cannella, peperoncino fresco, ed un sentore alcolico presente ma non invadente. Gusto abboccato, decisamente tostata, mix fra cioccolato e caffè, erbaceo da luppolo il finale, quasi come verdura fresca. Meno corposa di una stout inglese, poco carbonata, equilibrata ed armonica.