Brewed by Brouwerij de Bie
Style: Sweet Stout
Waregem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2011
330ml bottle (Beer Palais?, Bruges) Bottled 2007-12, BBE 2009-12, drunk 2011-04
5 Clearly acidic sour aroma. Offputting in a stout.
4 Black, large frothy head.
4 Very winey grape and apple retronasals. Thin and sugary after that. Amazed this didnít become a gusher after all these years.
2- Slightly watery and sugary, not a good combo. Crisp carbonation doesnít save it. Finish is just like about half a dozen of my worst home-brews.
7 Surprisingly drinkable at this age. Not really fair to the brewer as it was 16 months past its BB. However, I only bought it recently and this is the only chance Iíve had. Should rerate, but after reading other reviews I donít think that it would get much higher scores.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 I would speak of table beer. His sweets ar much more than the bitters Sweet (caramel) bit sour (i would say soy sauce) A medium/light body. Brown/dark, rocky head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2011
head: bubbly , very dark beige to brown
colour: black
smell: dough, malts, candy sirup, bit of earthyness , milk
taste: milky start , very irony bloody kinda taste , malts, lots of candy/candy sirup , tiny bit of that tipycal coffee bitterness , lots of yeast , bit of brown chocolat , not that bad at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Jacob on 06/28/2010. Dark black body with a medium frothy light brown head. Sweet chocolate, fruit and liquorice aroma. Sweet liquorice flavor with lots of dark fruit. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle. [thanks SÝren & Feldthaus]
Pours almost black with a big, staying, creamy, dark-beige head. Aroma has sweetness, some malts, lightly roasted and milky chocolate. Highish carbonation, fairly thin mouthfeel. Flavour is marred by a heavy metallic edge. There is a fair sweetness, but not much maltiness. Lightly roasted and dry in the finish. Just not a good stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
On first pouring this beer, it looked like it had potential - deep, dark ruby-black color with a maroon-colored head, lively but settled quickly. The aroma was pure caramel, not much else - first sign of trouble. The taste was so incredibly sweet that none of the reviewers could finish it. Nothing to balance the sweetness. Best skipped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akbar (4) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2009 does not count
Very sweet, cidery, wine, sultanine and above all honey (may be acacia) taste. Light brown foam, dark opaque color, cherries, sultanine, some note of vinegar in the nose. A very nice disovery for a stout!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled (Bs, bottled 10/2007). Almost opaque brown color, huge cloudy tan head. Sour vinegar, saccarine and earth in the nose, some berries too. Very very sweet. Flavor is musty and it has saccarine, milk chocolate, mould, iron, plum. Foamy mouthfeel. Way too sweet to be enjoyable and also bottle was not in top condition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. The aroma is malty, a sweet aroma of chocolate. The body is black. The beer has a very large creamy brown head with a long duration, reminds me of a chocolate pudding. It tasted also like a chocolate pudding, strange. The body is creamy with a soft carbonation and rather light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
(33cl, bottled Oct 07) Pours a black body with medium tan head. Aroma of yeast, mustiness, and some dark fruit. Flavor of ash tray, cardboard, and dark fruit.

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