nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma has hazelnuts, sour fruit, chocolate, coffee, yeast, heavily toasted malt, and earth. The appearance is dark brown with a very large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is pretty good. Overall itís not as good as I was expecting.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bit of a OK stout. Good roasty aroma. Some light coffee notes to it. Add a touch of sweetness. Hazelnuts, I donít think so. Plain vanilla to me.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Very light brownish red color with a great looking beady white head. Nice sheet of Belgian Lace on top. Great looking head on this beer. Fruity aroma with hints of chocolate and alcohol. A bit hot to my nose. VERY carbonated. The carbonation feels like burning to my tounge. Like WAY over carbonated homebrew. Fruity, sweet flavors with a ton of alcohol on the finish. I would suggest these gusy go back to the drawing board with the idea of a stout.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perhaps I got a bad one, but I do not like this stout at all. Metallic taste out of a bottle. Very acidic. Semi-burnt aroma. Iíll try another one in the future, hopefully in Belgium.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
gahl06, bottle - must have been a dodgy one. ridiculously fizzy, black. loads of alcohol in the nose - brandy, vermouth, hints of sultanas. quite thin, lacking much stout character, aftertaste of pear schnapps. will have to try this one again some time as i canít believe it was meant to taste this way
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
In this bottle I taste vanilla, pipe tobacco, cherry rinds, coffee, and some strange vinous flavors. Weird tartness on the finish gets pretty tiresome. Pretty different as far as stouts go. Interesting, but I personally donít really care for it. This beer gives me a strange feeling, like I was touched in a bad way.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 7, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled 330ml. -at Kšnguruh, Vienna. Black coloured, medium to big sized brown head, odd sourish coffee hint with notes of alcohol in the nose. Roasted malt, coffee and subdued chocolate with strong dark fruits and heavy alcohol presence. As far as I wanted to be generous to this one I couldnít. Unfortunately alcohol ruined everything, pitty.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer was not as good as I thought it would be. The beer poured a dark brown almost black with a huuuuge white head. The taste was malty, with some smokiness in the flavor. Not recommended.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
oh dear. i suspect this didnít travel so well from belgium via chicago. smell is all fusels and raisins and overripe esters. in the mouth itís very fizzy, thin and yeasty-sour with heaps of plums and rough fusels and not much trace of roast or malt at all. pity as I was looking forward to anothe belgian stout after loving hercule 3 and a half years ago. thanks to jokes for the trade!
rickgordon (3833) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color. Cottony head, that is light brown. Light roasty nose with minerals and ozon. Milk-cheese acidity, light roasty flavour. Belgian-Style vineousity. Sweet licorice above all that. Too much sourness for a stout in my opinion.