maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 12/04/14. A black beer with a lasting beige head. Quite a dry stout at first but then there’s some licorice and lactose. Seems like a salty edge too. pretty decent as you’d expect from Dupont.
witthatsbier (246) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is grain dark chocolate
taste is dryish malty with slight chocolate tones,dryish short finish
medium body little light for ABV
OVERALL A DRINKABLE STOUT BUT NOT AMONG THE TOP PERFORMERS
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Brown-black pour with tan head. Aroma is roasty, intense belgian yeast spiciness, vanilla, fish oil. Taste is roasty, phenolic, light roasty acridness, acidic. Palate is thin, a bit watery, thin carbonation. Blehhh, like a bad belgian stout.
Garrold (1370) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at North Bar, Leeds. Clear, cola colour. Tidy, lasting, off white head. Roasted coffee beans. Dry cocoa. Light tang. Taste is dry, with a light, roast bitterness. Hint of cacao sweetness. Dry, superlight bitter finish.
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/27/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, raisin, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, raisin, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Slight amount of earthy roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, dark bread, raisin, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a good malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Belgian stout. Good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A unique and pleasantly enjoyable offering.
culchiem (2543) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clean black with a large head. Aroma is light malt. Flavour is smoky Belgian ale, burnt ashy base, get better as you work throughout. Long ash finish.
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte.
exeter (306) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin for a stout. Not bad, just thin. Hits some of the flavours of a stout but very weak. Now one of Dupont’s best. Bitter sweet chocolate, biscuit and maybe brown sugar. I expected more when I saw it on the shelf..but blah
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: pours pitch black with a big, light tan, quickly dropping head, leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: coffee and roasted malts with some fruit-like, fresh aroma in the back and perhaps some forest notes. Subtle, yet very pleasant.
Taste: a bit sour, malty. There’s a lot of roastiness and hint of coffee. Mildly bitter. Basically a typical stout with nothing much going on.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation. Would be better with softer carbonation.
Overall: Highly drinkable, but I wouldn’t drink more than one bottle. it’s a typical stout. It could be more bitter and less carbonated. Good, but not great.
SilverfoX (278) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big head that soon leaves a massive coffee roasty, chocolate, toast, waft is very black in colour with no light coming through! lively, creamy, oily feel, full body, with a long bitter after taste very nice indeed.