chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the GBBF Babblebelt meet up at the White Horse on 4 August 2006. Creamy light aroma. Fizzy. Quite sharp. Light mouthfeel. Fairly dry and not very rich. Typical Belgian style stout. Ended up quite enjoyable though.
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is a halfway decent stout which is more along the lines of what I’d expect from an American micro than from a Belgian brewer or even an English one for that matter. It is mild an chocolatey w/ a bit of coffee-like bitterness. It is perhaps a bit over-carbonated it’s lightly sweet and reasonably well balanced so decent enough.
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - black coloured and with a solid creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; the nose is gently lactic with notes of roasted chocolatey malts; a moderate carbonation and a rather thin malt backbone, a decent bitterness and a pretty long roasted coffeish aftertaste - gentle and quite nice
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33cl. Banana, dark chocolate, caramel and cress in the nose which is rather inviting. Nicely balanced. Slight acidity. Good bitterness. Dry finish which is reminiscent of sage and dark chocolate. A delicious beer with plenty of character. The taste is drier than the nose might suggest. Underrated. Another impressive beer from this brewery.
BBB63 (6510) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
11.2 oz bottle and served in my Ommegang tulip: Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights topped by a huge fluffy head which left stringy lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of pear, green apple, raisin and plum fruity esters, some coffee and road tar, leathery, stale biscuit grains and even a tad minty before the dreaded lactobacteria comes about to ruin my day. F’ing Belgian stouts anyway, why do I keep buying these? The flavor profile is utterly bland and lacks any forceful stout tones... who tricked me by sneaking a brown ale in my glass when I was not looking? Quick dash of dark fruit, chalky and ashy wood, grassy hops and cane sugar before fleeing away... far far away from the impending lactic acid takeover. Instead of Vlad the Impaler, we should call this Lacto the Sourer! Oh, the mouth feel is equally lame and pissy. Maybe if they started calling these Wallachian stouts I could get it why they must feed on all the fermentables (but then that would be offensive to all Romanians and for that matter Romulans too, sorry)
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, dark fruit and belgian yeast. Has that doughy yeast flavor common with german bocks. Light mouthfeel. Some caramel notes. Lots of dark fruit. Decent.
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet malt, lactose, chocolate. Flavor of roasted/burnt malts, light smokiness, and a hint of chocolate. A pretty tasty stout, certainly better than previous ratings might suggest. I enjoyed it!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, date on cap 12/04/12. Aroma of cherry, cocoa powder, sherry, cola, fig, taffy. Flavor medium sweet, medium bitter; quite bitter actually for a Belgian, even a stout; some tartness on the back end. High carbonation with a slick finish. A unique and enjoyable beast.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in the Rake. An inoffensive dark beer. A little smoky. Dark malts. Semi sweet.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recommended by bartender at Delirium Cafe in Brussels on 12-09-10. Deep brown with a hint of reddish color. Long lasting tan head. Smooth and very malty yet not too dry. Solid Belgian stout, one of the better ones I’ve had.