erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), - FEB 14, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Dark brown body with small light tan head. Odd dry caramel aroma with cereal and artificial malt extract. But that didn’t prepare me for the taste... Oh boy. Artificial sweetener, bubble gum, astringent ending.... What a mess. I was happy to find a stout in a French bar, but if the curious yet uninformed French would drink this... I feel for them. Even for a sweet stout it’s sweet, but the real problem is the artificial taste. Bleh. Perseverance and determination required to finish this monstrosity. If you have to tick this, keep another beer to the site to get rid of the nasty aftertaste. (33cl bottle at Gambrinus in Tours)
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
beige dense head leaves some lacing. brown colour. so far so good. aroma is very sugary sweet, faint hit of roasted malts. taste is a complete sugary mess that tastes like sugar and nothing else. calling this "beer" is a total insult, calling it "stout" even more. no body, over carbonated. a repulsive mess, even my sink didn’t like to swallow it! bottle 33cl
dnicolaescu (944) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BOTTLE 33 CL.
Look: clear deep red-brown, big beige head.
Aroma: lageresque, sulphury aroma, a hint of black malts and toasted bread. A touch of hops.
Taste: sugary sweetness, brown sugar, never really balanced by hop bitterness, as the after taste remain cloying.
JorgeLee (1270) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Thin dark brown coloured beer, pretty high carbonation. Sweet and sugary. Some malt loaf and chocolate hints, but mostly sugar. It’s not violently unpleasant but way too sweet for my taste.
vipinvelp (2362) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown light brown foam head. Sweet caramel aroma, when tasted initially sweet, turning little bitter, then turning sweet again. Banana there. Not a stout, more a Dubbel. (Velp 201409)
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet stout completely in compliance with the style as it has been brewed in Flanders for many decades in the 20th century. A dark chestnut beer with sweet, even sugary, malty profile with some candied fruits, straightforward, caramelly, smooth and thin with a very subtle bitterishness in the finish - exactly what English-style sweet stouts were like in the old days. Again: respect for a brewery that seems to have changed nothing about either their range or their beers in fifty years.
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Brownish color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweet, brown sugar, caramel. Average body and carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4981) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Beer Passion 2014, Antwerp. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasted malt, skunky, sweet sweaty socks. The flavour is medium sweet with a sweet malt light fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
pivnizub (9012) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep chestnut-amber coloured, small - quickly collapsing - off-white loose head; mild to moderate sweetish-roasty nose with traces of caramel; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; moderate sweet-roasty finish-as well; followed by a slight balancing malty bitterness. Tastes not like a Stout; more like an average, souped-up german Malzbier…
SilverfoX (413) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
smells of cheese, dough, its a reddish brown colour with a thick creamy head, heavy cloying sweetness, wow yes it really is sweet maybe not in a good way. weird stout. bottle from beers of europe.
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear reddish-brown, thick beige head. Smells sugary, tastes sugary too. More sweet than stout. Sickly. Not good.