P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with brown hints, awsome head with an unreal staying power, a real beauty to see poured. Chocolate ice cream aroma, soy, rich chocolate power. Very belgian tasting with its big yeast wallop. Unsweeted chocolate, figs, a bit of sourness. Lots of hints that leave me thinking Belgian Dubbel, carmelly with a twinge of sourness and alc to finish. I love De Dolle!
tcane7 (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Monks. Pours a near black, dark brown with one finger of fluffy mocha head. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, spice. Full body with a lot of roasted malt and spice. Sweet with bitter roast and hop finish.
RexTalionis (1508) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black in color with a beige head. Burnt wood, cold coffee and notes of licorice in aroma. Coffee and bitter chocolate in taste. A bit of licorice and bitter chocolate in aftertaste. Feels a bit raw somehow on the whole. Enjoyed as morningcoffee outside by the sea.
evergreen0199 (1371) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought from the Bier Tempel in Brugge, Belgium (last year). A black coloured pour with a very healthy tan/beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, some coffee, slight bitterness towards the end.
note666 (978) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 - 06 - 07 330ml bottle. black colour. medium, lasting, tan head. roasty, chocolate in aroma. medium bitter, light sweet taste.
NosirIwont (1733) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 9.0%. Best before June 2013. Pours dark brown/black with a big, dark tan head. Rather sweet aroma, roasted, with a hint of liquorice and a light metallic overtone. As it warms a hint of vanilla appears as well as tart and dark fruit notes. Flavour is roasted and tart ,with dark fruit notes and a light metallic overtone. Bitter roasted finish with a mild alcohol burn. Lingering tart grassy note. Overall pretty good. The tart notes clashes a bit with the other notes though. 07.06.13.
rejtable (888) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 2010 bottle showing very nicely! Pours pitch black wih gushing foamy head that sticks around. No lacing. Nose is espresso. Aromas are well
Layered, vanilla, espresso, dark fruit, some nuttyness and toasted bread.. Tastes are medium/heavy sweet and medium bitterness. Body is foamy. Lovely!
unclemike (1925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is chocolate malt, a soft smokiness and some sour cherries. Initially sour, the chocolate malts and smooth body come through later. Some dried pit fruits and some raisin. A soft sour finish with a touch of roast. Nothing too out there, but still quite pleasant.
gEUS (594) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottles on several occasions. Pours pitch black with a nice marroon head. Sweet body, roasty and malty taste. Full chocolate. Nice.
TommyFi (25) - ITALY - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stout belga di colore nero intenso con schiuma eccellente. Al naso si sente l’alcool, forse troppo per il suo stile. In bocca l’alcool si sente meno, vengono fuori sentori di cioccolato, liquirizia e tostato per un gusto rotondo.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Nikki Liquors. The vintage is 2012 or maybe 2011. Snifter shows pitch black with a ring of off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, candi sugar, light licorice notes and caramel. I’m now guessing this did sit awhile before I bought it last year. Light oxidation. Flavors of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, light licorice notes and plenty of dark fruit. The body is a bit thinner then I want. No alcohol noticeable. Overall, it just a bit above average.