BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet easy to drink dry Stout, balanced, hazy, rocky head, nice brew
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark-almost black. Tan head, medium size bubbles but not lasting at all. The aroma is pretty much what you expect (and I like) from a stout: choccolate and coffee dominating, roasted malts. Intense and quite persistent scent.
I have to say the taste is less bewitching than the aroma. The body is too light (for me) and the carbonation too fizzy. In the mouth I feel a little metallic. Anyway the dark malts taste is the main characteristic and there is a nice bitterness coming from hops as well. I like the bitterness coating my mouth and lasting several minutes.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Belgian Belly. Pretty baked when I drank this, but even so, little impact was made. Dark, no head. Insipid body and flavour. Nothing else to add.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the SDCF. Dark brown with foamy tan head. Mild roasty aroma.
good strong roasty chocolate taste.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m rating this from very old notes. It took me forever to find this, since I had it down as St. Pieters Stouterik. Dead black with a small fluffy tan head, leaves good lace. Nose and taste of coffee, chocolate, and sweet burnt malts, with a coffee finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. It say stout. Strange. Pours an off dark brown body with a tan head. Aroma is to hoppy to be called a stout with lots of belgian spice that dont belong in a stout. Stupid idea, im slightly annoyed. Its not a bad beer but dont call this a stout thats just inappropriate.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A red brown beer with a beige head. The aroma and taste is of yeast, chocolate and coffee. High carbonation. Medium body with a sparkeling dry coffee finish.
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and cloudy with the yeast poured in. light brown medium head. very bitter and sharp hops, roasted. Eukalyptus like freshness. Coffee. a bit watery. yeasty and a bit metallic.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Large fin bubbled mostly lasting head. Fair display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of yeast, roasted malt, grain, fruit, coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Roasted coffee finish.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at La Poechenellekelder in Brussels. Commended by the server as a very good drink. Dark/brown black color with a multifinger rocky tan head. Laced. Strong aromas of toasted malt and coffee. Dark toasted malt, but smooth, not harsh. Coffee is very low key. Drinks refreshingly. At 4.5% it doesn’t weigh me down. The coffee comes forth a bit more towards the finish. Very good drink. Went well with bread and Chimay cheese.