cab (866) - - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.33.cl. Beautiful black with a delicious foam covering the entire surface, the flavor is slightly roasted and soft, mouthfeel is soft and silky, fine beer.
JefVerstraete (2296) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cave de Saint Arnould, Saint-Omer. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Nose of chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Light sweet, light bitter. Well drinkable. Balanced. Good.
PotjeBier (2154) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home, bought a a Lille market over a year ago. Black color. Thick, dense beige head with long retention. Aroma’s: red fruit, a bit roast. Retronasal there’s more roast, but still fruit as well, light sweet. Flavor is light sweet, light roast, coffee-ish, light fruity. Light to medium bodied. Short finish, with some roast. Decent, but more a Schwarz than a stout.
Syfher (198) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge.
Well, great taste, but no aftertaste. In fact, it’s a shame
Tim Webb (287) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Produits du Nord in Cassel, taken home to Cambridge. Billed as for eating with smoked fish but actually accompanied by Japanese dried fish - not quite the same. A lightly smoked stout with an adequate body and some presence. I would do it again.
sir__v (1281) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Les Bières de Célestin, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark black beer with medium carbonation and medium heavy ivory/ beige white foam. Smell: malt and black bread domination. Notes of yeast. Small black chocolate notes. Taste: standard stout sensation on mouth. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate, notes of coffee. Small caramel finish. Easy drinkable. Very good beer. Well done by the style. Aftertaste: roasted malt and chocolate finish. Very nice beer. I recommend it !
Holmen1 (3898) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen på tappekveld mars-15: nesten svart med et rødlig skjær, fint gardin/filmskum. Aromaog smak av røstet malt, kaffe og litt vanilje. Slank munnfølelse og tørr, kort ettersmak med lett bitterhet. En smule vandig. Ikke det helt store for meg.
Holmen2 (2180) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 24.03.15. Black. Pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of roasted barley, sweet dark chocolate and coffee. Similar taste, also with vanilla. Fine aftertaste, with vanilla and dark chocolate. Perhaps a bit waterish and overcarbonated.
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Auchan supermarket in Calais. Ruby-black with a craggy beige head and a very light but prickly fizz. Creamy chocolate Horlicks to the front with a bit of black coffee, a waft of smoke and a slight sour and metallic note. Maybe some blackberry too. Sweetish up front but drying in the finish. The flavours are a little subdued but yeah, this is not bad.
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, chocolate, dried fruit and roasted notes.
jesperhammer (3686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18-SEP-2014, bottle @Gamlere.
Clear dark, dark Brown with lasting tan head.
Aroma is brown sugar, soap (but in a nice way), spice.
Taste the same with a slight roast, chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation, a Little sweetnes. Fine.