JefVerstraete (1198) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, a lot of carbonation. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and nuts. Also malty. Very sweet taste.
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
APPEARANCE: very dark brown, almost black beer. Somewhat of a gusher, huge unstable brown bubbly head.
NOSE: rather grainy, dark malts, rather sugary, liquorice.
TASTE: too much sugar, not that balanced, somewhat sour even (intended?). Again rather disappointed in this brewery... Though credit for getting quite some taste in a stout with only 5,5%!
goozen (2880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Very black coloured brew have very faint sour taste in the back but for the rest nicely dry bitter.
CanCrusher (600) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33L. Dark, almost black beer with huge light brown head and lively or I could even say fizzy carbonation. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate and nuts. Moderate sweet taste and aftertaste, but still acceptable for me (although I donít like sweet beers). Carbonation is very strong in mouth, like drinking mineral water or cola with a lot CO2..
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruity yeast. Flavour is sweet roasted caramel, dark fruit, light coffee and yeast.
bartlebier (1530) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl sampled@B-home. - pours a promising opaque jet-brown with little head and rather watery MF and carbonation. Ominous sweet nose with distinct alcoholic tang for a stout of only 5.5ABV. Taste has some hop bitterness and light roast, but the caramel sugar and watery mouthfeel make this sub-par, and hard to take seriously as a stout.
pcd1956 (19) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
coffee, chocolate, black, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, bitter, nice beer
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woohoo, just in time. After the cap is removed I was ready for the upcoming gusher, it poured black and brown an created a black beer with a big brown head that changes slowly into a fluffy big foamy island.
Aromas of metallic, some coffee with milk, (roasted) malts, french fries, grains and some floral tones.
Flavours of sweets like honey and brown sugars, some hints spices like bay leaf and a sprinkle of something clove/cinnamon a like, caramel, some bark, ligt roast, grass, light bitter, some cream and a sweet liquorice tone.
Aftertaste is a mix of sweet liquorice, brown sugars, some sweet roast and grassy grains.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.
Bit sweet, bit roast, bit stout, decent a would say, fits the style.
sir__v (595) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Color: dark brown/black beer with medium brown foam and very small carbonization. Smell: spices, malt, ricorice, anise. Taste: anise, licorice, malt, really strange taste for a beer. Aftertaste: wet malt sensation and anise.
Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So dark, deep black it doesnít let any light pass through; a dark brown/red head.
Roasted scent with a touch of sour and definitely sweetness as well, really a smell of its own with plenty of character.
The taste is a bit roasted, iron-like with again a bit of sourness. Thereís sugars in there as well, adding to the complex taste. Itís a little weird; not really heavy though a full taste. Itís often labeled as a sweet stout which is probably the most accurate way to describe it. Interesting taste though not for everyone and not something to drink too often either.
The aftertaste is quite smooth but long lasting, could have been a bit stronger, though perhaps thatís too much to ask for seeing that itís only a 5.5% beer.
All in all itís rather sweet, good and really original.