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


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Filtered over Zealand oyster shells.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1425) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2014
Un stout au procédé de fabrication original, puisque le moût est passé sur des coquilles d’huîtres à un moment donné. Il comprend également 3 malts différents et titre à 8,5 % abv. Couleur noire comme la nuit (dit le brasseur), mais il faut alors que ce soit une nuit sans lune, sans ville à 50 kms et avec un ciel très nuageux (à cause de la lumière des étoiles), et dans ce cas, nous sommes d’accord. L’opacité est quasi intégrale, donc pas de bulles à admirer. Mousse beige foncé, qui nappe joliment. Arômes de café « blue mountain » de Jamaïque, chocolat noir 75 %, pointe de rhum, cassis, cerises noires, groseilles noires. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la superbe prise équilibrée sur un ensemble moka/malt torréfié. Arrière-bouche parfaite de stout. Très grande classe, sans défaut. 2ème avec un magnifique ensemble malt/houblon/café, et tout au fond une fine touche de la mer. 3ème avec une harmonie magnifique, même grandiose. Arrière-bouche fine, longue, complexe et pourtant suave. La longueur est en progression constante avec de nouvelles nuances. La levure est splendide, douce mais de caractère certain. L’alcool est parfait, il soutient la structure d’ensemble de la bière et les saveurs subtiles. La finale est un pur chef d’oeuvre. CONCLUSION : un galicien d’Ourense a poussé pas plus tard qu’hier le score jusqu’à 4,6. Je le félicite, et pourtant nous sommes devant un pur chef d’oeuvre. Donc il fallait oser aller plus haut, jusqu’aux étoiles de Compostelle qui ne sont pas très loin de chez lui pour coter cette bière à son juste niveau. Et le niveau des étoiles, c’est tout simplement 5....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dr_brewer (5) - Ourense, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Pours black with an abundant dark beige foam. Aroma of rich roast and initially a metallic note, which gives way to a dark fruit aroma as it warms up. Taste is dense with roastiness (coffee), dark fruits (cherry) and a subtle note of saltiness from the oysters. Bitterness from malts and hops is well balanced. One of my favorite dark beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours a deep, nearly opaque dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick dirty light tan head. Strong aroma fills the nose with roast malt, molasses and caramel plus hints of yeast and chocolate. Rich flavor has smoky, malty, molasses, caramel and yeasty tones - just plain scrumptious! Body seems a bit thin for a stout, but it has plenty of fizz and leaves a nice, smoky, slightly sweet finish. Don’t clam up - open one of these!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
geekrobot (3) - Colonia, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
Really great stout with a chocolate-fruit flavor, a very dark brown color to it and smooth, mellow buzz.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. They seem to hype up the fact that it is filtered over oyster shells, but I’m not sure what this does for the beer. As just a stout, it’s solid--dark, strong, and somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbtallguy (146) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
In fles 33cl. Donkere kleur met foto slappe schuimkop. Smaak is vol mooie afstemming van zuur en hop.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Fles 33cl. Donkere kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : wauw! Koffie, stout achtig, zee smaak, licht bittertje, fris, flinke afdronk. Heerlijk!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Wow, surprised more people didn't like this one. Starts out with a cold milk chocolate aroma, like pulling a Hersey bar out of the freezer and sticking it up your nose, but pleasant in this beer. Very Dark brown in color, a little light for a stout but this beer was so good I can't complain. Very soft with an incredibly creamy chocolate charecter with roast comming at half time. Late bitterness with lots of flavor oozing from this one. Very enjoyable and made me think of Double Cream Stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Jet black, good lasting beige head and good condition. Licorice and roast barley mingled with coffee in the nose, quite soft but full bodied and malty with lots more sweet licorice that lingers into the long finish, turning dry and roasty at the end. Deserving of wider attention, like most of the Scheldebrouwerij beers Ive tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 Re-rate: 33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from ALBO. BBF 06/2018. Very dark brown, light black, vanishing beige head. Nose is roasted malts, slight red berries, liquorish, sweet, some light molasses, sweet, slightly milky coffee,… Taste is bitter roast, very light sour berries, coffee, liquorish, sticky, bitter milk coffee, hint molasses, bitter, light herbs, very slight touch of salt, warming, dark fruits, slightly vinous. Medium, touch higher carb. Body, pretty nice. Upped scored from 4 to 4.3

(11/09/2011) bottle@‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske: dark, woody brown with a beige head, smells roasted with dark malt & coffee, some dark fruits, taste is roasted dark malts with dark fruits, slightly sweet with some bitter chocolate, hint of liquorice, aftertaste is slightly sour & somewhat vinous, almost going to salty, interesting aftertaste, nice one

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