tderoeck (3600) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15/VIII/08 - sampled @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival 2008 (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a
Warning: early amateur rating from brief notes that I found when cleaning out the home office.
One of the best beers of the festival for me, even not being a stout lover at all back then.
sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet hops and roast malt. Medium body, flavour of dry dark chocolate, roast malt, dry sweet end.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a thin brown crown. Aroma of molasses, dark roasted malts, chocolate and Belgian yeast. Taste of molasses, wood, licorice, smoked malts and light chocolate.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this one. Nothing is particularly exquisite about it, but for the Belgian stout style, it's a standard bearer. Smooth drinking, slightly sweet, and good. B+
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ruigo (622) - PORTUGAL - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15cl. at Brassigaume 2013. Pours a black colour with a tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malts with dark chocolate and coffee notes. Medium carbonation and full body. Flavour goes from bitter to a more suave sweet taste and it ends quite bitter with some liquor notes. Overall is a very nice stout.
McWorta (366) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, dark brown, ruby red in colour with a small fading light tan head. On the nose strong roasted malt aromas develop and support the development of barnyard mixed with bitter chocolate notes and slight coffee traces. Lightly fizzy with a nice slick texture further developping the bitter chocolate and coffee notes providing a full body. The taste is bitter, a bit dry and light sweet. The finish is continuing the programme lasting medium to long and leaves a light chocolate taste on the back of the palate.
Nische (428) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a tan head. Fruity, yeasty and malty aroma with some tart hints and notes of dried fruit and roasted malt. Fruity, tangy and slightly roasted taste with notes of malt, dried fruit and hints of chocolate and coffee.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown pour, beige head. Smoke, molasses, dry roasty flavors. Finishes dry and a bit tart.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with foamy head. Aroma is salty with vinous notes. Roastiness, Belgian yeast, some bubble gum flavours. Palate is thin. Sweet, dry finish.
Ferris (1249) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Roasted malts, raisin and anise. Jet black with a foamy light brown head. Roasted malts, dark molasses, anise and a bitter almost burnt finish. The sticky molasses flavour along with the bitterness almost gives a finish of burnt sugar. That finish loses it for me.