Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Imperial Stout
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Filtered over Zealand oyster shells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2008
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on February 23 2008; eye: dark brown, opaque, creamy beige head that turns into a ring, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, light hops, light soya sauce; mouth: roasted malt wrapped in caramel and molasses leaving a silky feel in the mouth, light hops, molasses, lactic, light soya sauce, finale in malt-hops with a good presence of molasses, a bit cloying, slightly bitter, medium body, slightly oily texture, not much carbonation; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 23 février 2008; œil : brun foncé, opaque, mousse beige crémeuse qui se transforme en un anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : malt rôti, léger houblon, léger sauce soya; bouche : malt rôti enveloppé de caramel et de mélasse laissant une texture soyeuse en bouche, léger houblon, mélasse, lactique, léger sauce soya, finale en malt-houblon avec une bonne présence de mélasse, un peu toquante, très légèrement amère, corps moyen, texture légèrement huileuse, peu carbonatée; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle: Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma, light chocolate, caramel, lactose. Flavor, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, some milky notes, a little on the thin side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
33cl bottle: Pours black with a ruby red edge & thin creamy bubbly head. Aroma is sweet & vinous. Roasted malts - coffee. Caramel, coffee & dried fruit. Creamy & smooth mouthfeel which is medium bodied & sticky. Slightly ashy edge - only enjoyable though- Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2008
Hey - I like this. The best of the Schelde beers I’ve had to date. Thick dark brown to look at, more meal that drink perhaps. Nose screams of oyster stout; sweet malts, funky, old fish oil, with a touch of vineagar. Aromas are faithfully replayed into the palate. Nice zinging oyster sauce / vinegar note. Feels lighter that the 8.5% labelled, and perhap more Belgian Ale than stout?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a reddish hue and a dense off-white head. Aroma is what I now seem to sense as Scheldebrouwers yeasty with a touch of dried fruit and slight chalky. Very subdued light roasted. Flavour is mild and smooth chocolate malty with a touch of dried fruit. Nice lingering finish, somewhat simple but nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (833) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a small head and an earth aroma with hints of caramel. The flavor has ripe fruits, smoke, caramel, coffee, dark choclate, some sourness and brown sugar. A very nice bitter finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2008
(33cl bottle) Hazy, dark mahogany colour with a mid-sized, beige foamy head. Sweet and berry-fruity, slightly toasty malt aroma with hints of liquorice and a whiff of caramel. Moderately sweet, slightly bitter flavour, just medium bodied, soft on carbon. Toasty malty and fruity taste with notes of chocolate; moderately dry, bitter-sweet and slightly toasty and a bit slim, slightly spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a short beige head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of ripe, fruits, roasted malt and alcohol. Bit thin mouthfeel. The flavour has ripe fruits and alcohol with roasted malt, bitter hops, chocolate and bit of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
bottle. nice roasted sweetness. no head. medium dry, lots of liquorice. well balanced with nice malt body, not much hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2007
Poured a cloudy deep brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of sticky sweet malt with a touch of spice. It’s very sweet, verging on cloying. In fact more than verging, it is cloying. Quite full bodied, but too sweet. Wouldn’t pick this as a stout.

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