goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Black opaque stout with an slightly sweetbitter taste and hints of caramel and some bad cola.
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. [thanks Søren & Feldthaus]
Pours ruby red brown with a big, bubbly, off-white head. Sweet and lightly sugary aroma. Some brown sugar, light liqourice and a caramel hint. High carbonation, watery palate. Flavour is extremely sweet, very sugary, light metallic, some liqourice notes. This is just too sweet to be anywhere near drinkable.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours pitch black with a frothy tan head and some minimal lacing. Smells of dark fruit and light caramel aromas.
If I had a blind tasting of this beer, I would never pick it out as a stout. It tastes like a sweet brown ale. Tons of caramel flavor, no hint of roastiness or sweetness you would expect for black patent...but sickly sweet and overwhelming caramel flavors that don’t mesh with a distinct fruitiness in this ale. Very carbonated, distractingly so. Unpleasant astringent finish and a lingering cloying sweetness in the aftertaste.
It’s not good. At all.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep dark body with a tan head. Aromas of coffee/chocolate/cheerios. Light chocolate flavors with coffee and oats.
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl Bottle from Brugs Bier Festival. Clear dark reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is very sweet, sugar, caramel, malts, cola. No bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Way too sweet, stout name unworthy.
dEnk (3102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ ZBF. Deep black pour, tanned head.
Faint aroma with malts, caramel and old beer.
Flavour is very sweet, sugary some bitterness in the end.
Overall way too sweet and sugary for me.
Did not finish this one.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at ZBF 2010. Dark brown with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready, malty and of brown sugar. Flavor is way too sweet but without any body. More like sugar water. Drain pour.
Bontus (586) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours brown. Sweet liquorice taste. Cola aroma’s. lack of bitter. Not very balanced yet not terrible.
BoBoChamp (4666) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, from De Bierloods Adegem, not complex sweet Stout, yet easy to drink, not balanced, clear, rocky head, nothing special, too sweet
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, pours black with a nice tan head. Raosted malt nose with light hop hints. Ok it is a sweet stout and for that style it is right on. Sweet with little to no bitterness. You get a little bit of malt in the background, but a ton of sweet all the way around. The mouth is light to moderate in carbonation and finishes with a lingering sweet flavor. Not my style, but I won’t punish it for being what it is.