sir__v (613) - 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 doesn’t 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. There’s sugars in there as well, adding to the complex taste. It’s a little weird; not really heavy though a full taste. It’s 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 that’s too much to ask for seeing that it’s only a 5.5% beer.
All in all it’s rather sweet, good and really original.
Swaroga (1303) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium tanned head. Nose : Chocolate, soap, cheese, some aromas of fresh coffee, apple. Sip : low to medium body with slightly oily texture. low carbonation. Overall this beer has a very little flavor in it. Not enough burned, not enough sweet, not enough smoky. Not even enough dry or smooth. All of that balanced with some strange apple background. Still all this is too balanced and mellow. The aftertaste is gone quickly.
tderoeck (4478) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
24/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Erwin’s place - bottled: I/12 (2012-1085) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, big aery beige to yellowish head, crackling noise, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, dried fruits, some caramel, sugary, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium bdoy. Taste: malts, bit sweet, some caramel, overripe fruits, hint of banana, some hops. Aftertaste: caramel, candi sugar, bit hoppy, little grassy, bitter ending, some chocolate. I’d maybe call this a Dubbel, but not a Stout, not even a Sweet Stout. There’s no coffee or mocha whatsoever.
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
FC Nordsjælland vs. Chelsea FC Champions League football night tasting in Odense, October 2012. Huge gusher. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee and yeast with a hint of licorice. Sweet sugary flavour with yeast and a hint of roasted malt
Dedollewaitor (13793) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Oktober 2012. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Bread, caramel and little roast. Salty and a bit of sewer water. Sticky.
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
gEUS (1019) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle - pours brown with white head. Aroma of candi sugar and malt. Medium body with overly sweet undertone. Sweet honey and malt in the taste. Too sweet, pity
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra flaske 0,33l på rommet / Keizershof Hotell i Aalst 30 Apr 11. Sort. Ugjennomskinnelig. Luftig skum som forsvinner helt. Aroma med litt gjær & søt frukt. Smaken likedan. Lite som minner om en stout. Blir veldig honningsøt hele veien.
Benzai (8058) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. Gusher! Pitch black color, huge grey-brown head. Smell coffee and sweetness. Taste sweet and lightly roasty, pretty equally balanced. Decent carbo and body. In the end the beer tastes better than expected.