Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sweet Stout
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle.Dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, a hint of coffee. Medium body. Taste is sweeet and and reminds me of a danish hvidtøl - not much stout here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (10306) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, Zucker. Geschmack sehr süß malzig, Karamell, Rohrzucker, Rübensirup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1402) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Decent dark colour with big off-white head. Sweet, very sweet, sugary. Not roasty or bitter. Too sweet for me, these Belgian sweet stouts are a curious breed indeed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (13514) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from Willems. Very dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, honey and hints of roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Not pleasant. 021114

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
One of those old school sweet stouts aimed at an older audience and distributed only locally, with very low commercial profile, like their Dinner Beers. Dark beige, thick head, eventually opening; opaque burgundy colour, near black with the reddish hue only visible under bright light. Caramelly aroma, chocolate, some coffee grounds, straw, liquorice, raisins and cloves. Sweet candi syrup in the taste, very caramelly, sugary till the finish, where a light hop bitterishness and vague roasted bitterness also appear. Rather thin mouthfeel. I have lots of sympathy for disappearing Belgian beer traditions and I’m glad Bavik still makes this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnicolaescu (1185) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 14, 2014
BOTTLE 25CL. Look: opaque black, espresso frothy to creamy head. Aroma: some sweet chocolate, medicine candy shell sweetness. Taste: sweet, some malt and that medical candy shell used to mask a pill’s bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DJoer (948) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Medium brown chocolat coloured head, black coloured body, hay barnyard malty smell, pff very sweet a bit shocking malty hay taste medium carbonation low bitter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cagou007 (496) - FRANCE - MAR 14, 2014
Very nice dark color with a thick tan head. Aromas are roasted malts and chocolate... but everything is overwhelmed by a terrible-weird sweet taste. I read the label : "contents artificial sweetener". OK, nice, let’s forget this....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle Pours black, good grey head . Smells like a lager beer WTF ?? Taste is sweet , in a sugary, syrupy way . Grains, malts ( no not even roasted malts, more like the sweet malts ) Taken in concideration its ABV , it has a very decent amount of complexity and taste . Yet the taste is very simple ( SUGAR THE DAMN THING , was probably what the brewer shouted to the staff ) . Its a nice beer to session , and certainly a lot better than most other beers of the same alcohol content . But it can even begin to compete with higher ABV stouts .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
25cl bottle. APPEARANCE: black beer, small rather stable beige head. NOSE: sweet, burned malts, nose is more like a Dubbel, rather than a Stout. Some liquorice and caramel there. TASTE: very sweet, almost like liquid caramel in your mouth. Some coffee and quite some chocolate noticeable. It’s not good whatsoever, but it’s drinkable. Enjoyable in a way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4246) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 31, 2014
Black bodied and tan very stable head. To be honest it looks great. Thick aroma with some toffee and candy apple. Bit of milk chocolate, but all fairly moderate and sweet. Taste is rich sticky sweetness with chocolate notes and brown sugar. Black tea like bitterness, only to support. People are very hard on this, No doubt because in comparison this is very sweet. But it’s a sweet stout after all and I really enjoyed it with the simple cake I ate with it. And the body is nice and smooth because of the sugar, so especially for this price it’s not bad at all. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

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