madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. aroma of herbs, flowers, cocoa and chocolate. flavour of cocoa, herbs, flowers, yeast, spice and light roast. Medium bodied. Chocolate, cocoa and roast in the end.
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie April 2011 consumed outside Frank (camper) at Camping Igueldo, Igueldo Nr San Sebastian, Basque Country, Northern Spain 04.07.11 Pours murky brown with tan head that is liberally dotted with specks of yeast. Malty on the nose but also quite beefy bit like an oxo cube has been crumbled into this. Full flavoured beer with elements of chocolate, some tobacco, loads of yeast and some fruit. Really likeable beer, I’m well into this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.7
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good, reasonably stable, thick-set, dirty cream-coloured head over virtually black beer, if with a reddish sheen. Heavy, aromatic nose with old wood, dark chocolate and an alcoholpunch with deliberate spirit (Bourbon, whisky)character. Superbly "praliné", but with full chocolate. Ashy, dry, roasted malt/stoutflavour with just a hint of alcoholsweetness retronasal. Bit of sweat, paprika, and of course, chocolate, ultra-dry but for the alcohol. Warming up, I seem to get some coriander. Surprisingly thin for its stamina and ABV. Probably very attenuated. This is a dry stout, on the verge of an I.S., and to my tastebuds, barel-aged.
KyotoLefty (9405) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Delirium. Pitch black with a thick, fine, low brown head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, berries. A rather fruity, slightly phenolic stout. Light body, thin. Big chocolate and burnt coffee flavor, a bit of smoke, orange. Nice.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared with Shig.
pours dark brown, tan head.
aroma, yeasty and spicy hops, a lot of the Belgian nose characteristics.
flavors, yeasty, chcolate malts and touch of caramel with some earthly notes, light palate, grainy; wheat.
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/VII/2012 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ De Dochter van de Korenaar brewery - BB: n/a - (2012-725)
Dark brown to black beer, beige to brown head, unstable, irregular bubbles, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, raisins, mocha, coffee, caramel, sweet brown sugar. MF: soft carbon, medium body, soft velvet like texture. Taste: bit caramelly, lots of mocha, coffee, little sour, some red berries, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, bit of caramel, raisins, dry hoppy ending.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 cl. draft @ Delirium Tap House: dark brown with a tanned head & nice lacing – smells sweet with syrup, chocolate, dark fruits & hops, tastes very syrupy with chocolate sauce mixed with dark fruits upfront (lots & lots of plums as well as some prunes & touch of dark grapes), aftertaste is strong almost like cognac-like but only slightly alcoholic but also sweet with chocolate, spices, slight ash, sweet/bitter syrup aftertaste – B: slick, oily, syrupy – great Belgian stout worth getting if you can
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of SHIG. Pours hazy opaque amber with copper hues and tan head. The aroma is earthy, spicy, roast and pine mixing together with mild grapefruit and black tea. The taste is similar with a pleasing mix of roasted malts, earthiness and malts to go along with a tasty hop bill like pine and citrus. Yum!
daniele (8100) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura buona schiuma persitente note tostate malti tostati lieve acidulo caffe luppolo leggermente pepato un tocco liquoroso in bocca caffe e amaro secco da luppolo più che da malti
gyllenbock (8009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, bought in 2012. (BF Nov 2012)
Black with a large, nice tan head. Roasted aroma of chocolate, licorice and some light "candy". Similar taste. A bit sweet and with a full body. The finish was bitter.