kerenmk (2789) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draight at the brewery. Dark brown with tan head. A little chocolate and roasty aroma, bitter, roasty taste with faint hints of coffee and a little chocolate too. Full body, dry mouthfeel, roasty aftertaste. Nice.
DrinkyCrow (61) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice aroma. Dark color worth fine head dissipates quickly. Very chocolatey and rich with coffee overtones. Delicious.
smallfry (120) - - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) intense chocolate and alcohol aroma. Very dry and alcoholic with very nice chocolate aftertaste. I like it quite a bit but maybe too dry and slightly bitter.
SVD (705) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, large head, aroma is coffee, Taste is bitter dry, coffee, hint of fruit, liquorice. Ok beer.
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kunstemaecker, Steenkerke, 17/10/14.
Rich mahogany brown with a big old tan coverin that retains very well.
Nose is light roast, dates, fruit cake, liught cocoa, oatmeal tones.
Taste comprises oatmeal biscuit, light spice, hint metallic, earthy, chocolate tones.
Medium bodied, light prickley carbonation, drying close.
Solid export stout, the ABV is well integrated.
DutchMark (204) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice. Huge brown head that dissolves quickly. Dark brown colour with lively carbonation. No sweetness in this one. Pleasant sourness and a flavor that is dominated by dark roasted espresso and yeast. Nice long dry bitter finish. take some time to finish the glass.
Vells (831) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew. Mostly moderate roasted malts, coffee, dried fruits, berries. Moderate sweet with quite noticeable sourish kick. Feels like farmhouse stout. Not bad, but didnt quite work for me with balance
Melnis (238) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is more like Saison, the taste seems to be bit on the plane side and bit dry.
Bamsen78 (3660) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ’t Brugs Beertje. Pours cloudy nearly black with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt and coffee, with touches of liquorice. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes of coffee and malt touches of caramel and chocolate. Bittersweet and sourish aftertaste with notes of cocoa beans. Very good.
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a Trappist chalice.
A: Pours a dark brown color forming a huge creamy tan head. Good retention. A small layer remains for long time and few lacings are left in the glass
S: Very roasted and toffee. Notes of roasted malts and dark fruits, mainly. Raisins, dark chocolate, Belgian yeasts, brown bread
T: As the nose, sweet and bready upfront. Notes of dark chocolate, biscuit and raisins. Begian yeasts, roasted malts. In overall, a dry taste with a considerable and nice bitter end
M: Medium body and carbonation. Quite smooth and light to such high ABV. Aftertaste is made of roasted malts and good bitterness
O: Nice beer. An authentic De Dolle beer. Good quality. Recommend
[ BA Review @ 9/15/2012 ]