CapedBrewsader (266) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled Harpe Noire. 75cl bottle at Het Blauwershof: Dark chestnut brown. Tall tan and very creamy head. Aroma of smooth chocolate. Upfront roasted malts with a touch of smoke and even meat. Mild earthy spice plays well with the smoke and roast characters. Flavor of spiced dark malts with low chocolate and some raisin. Roast comes in a little more in the middle followed by hop bitterness. Light herbal astringency. A bit sharp at times. Long dry roast with sugary finish. CO2 a bit aggressive at times.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-black beer with a good brown-cream head, reasonably persistent. Typical "black wheat"/grains nose; grainacidity in the nose already (different from wheat), very slightly spicy, but mostly grainy. Beautiful, near excellent roasted/carbonised dark grain taste with a slight rum-like background. Just great - remembered justly so.Gristslickness, rather well-bodied despite the lower ABV. One of Brittany’s classicals, one of the first to open my eyes to beers from the south, and still a great one.
pumpmaster (991) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle purchased at La cave a Bulles Paris, France for 2.60EURO after Simon’s great help. Very good.
mgoy (345) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lancelot Telenn Du is a deep broen/black beer with a nice caramel head. The aroma is faint and neither enjoyable or negative. The flavor is nicely malted even though this Stout is full of extra unnecessary carbonation.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/16/05 330ml Bootlegger, Paris. Dark Brown with tan head. Very carbonated with coffee aroma and some floral hop undertones. Sweet Chocolate with some roast notes. LIght and dry finish.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, 33cl @ YNWA. Pours a redish brown with a big off-white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, sweet and has some caramel. Taste is equally sweet and and begins with a mild caramel taste. Aftertaste is a little thin, but there is some chocolate in there and they finish a bit sour bitter.
jerohen (1863) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown coloured, lasting brown head. Caramel malty aroma. Liquorice and some chocolate aroma. Bitter flavour, caramel notes again apparent. A bit thin and not really stout-like.
Maria (9569) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This black/brown French beer has a light brown and lasting head. The aroma has notes of coffee just like the flavour, that also have notes of bitter chocolate. It’s more like a Scottish dark ale than a stout, but nice indeed.
Dorqui (1768) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Bottled. Extremely bulky and foamy head, optimal persistence. Chocolate brown color, nearly black one, much dark and impenetrable. Bitter scent, wrapping, toasted with notes of roast malt and cereals. Soft and bitter taste, much mellow and velvety in mouth. Balanced softly malty and protract final.
labologist (55) - Bramhall, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red brown colour, dried fruit flavours with a hint of chocolate, medium bodied with a dry malt finish.