Eructoblaster (2958) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with low carbonation and a fair brown foamy/creamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with licorice, cocoa, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is not agressive at all. Its complex, robust taste carries roasty, cocoa, and wild berries notes. Texture is soft, oily. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Wow!
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours like thick motor oil with a beautiful tanned head. Dark, sumptuous and alluring with raisins, chewy toffee and maybe even a faint hint of bitter dark chocolate. Coats the back of the palette in a potent, viciously delicious paint-like liquid that sends the tastebuds into a frenzy. Incredible.
rarbring (1271) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall: Very smooth, fruity, rewarding.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-03-12.
BrianWillum (193) - København S., DENMARK - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gammel Note: Udseende: 5 ud af 5 (Sort øl, tykt skum). Duft: 4 ud af 5 (Man kan fornemme grape eller melon). Smag 4,5 ud af 5 (Røg, Mørk karamel, perfekt balance mellem sød og bitter). Eftersmag 4 ud af 5. Overall: 16,5.
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black color, with a thin brown head, leaves dots of lace. Awesome, big chewy texture to the body. More dry finish. Very light carbonation. Great, big roasty aroma. Dark bitter chocolate. Light dark fruits. Very big, dark, roasty malty flavor. Some light coffee. Light ash. Good bigger bitter taste. Lighter sweet. Alcohol works pretty well with this bigger bodied brew. Some light warmth at the end, but no burn and little bite -- more of a bitter bite, if any. Some good earthy hop to the flavor profile of this, much more bitter and roasty than expected, not a sweet malty bomb, I like that. Pretty amazing, impressive stuff. Probably the best belgian stout I’ve ever had. Very American-style, though, not usually what I associate with a belgian-style stout.
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, toast, citrus, black, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter, bitter, licorice,
hawthorne00 (2377) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 14C. Very black with a fine tan head that lasts quite well. Aroma of mocha with floral notes, dark/ burnt sugars, blackberries, fairly overt alcohol. Syrupy, low carbonation. Very sweet with fudgy caramel/ sweetmeat, coffee, surprisingly bright floral hoppy notes. Dries out towards the fairly bitter end. Alcohol doesn’t stick out as much as in the nose. Pretty harmonious and thoroughly pleasant, but no great depth - which, at 13%, it surely should have.
ST247 (365) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft @ ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Pours black with creamy dark beige foam. Not really much aroma. Soft taste, little chocolate, not really bitter. Really nice soft chocolate aftertaste. Actually really nice.
jdb288 (489) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Max’s Taphouse. Pours midnight black with no real head. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee, some floral notes. No carbonation here to speak of...just dark, syrupy liquid. Sticky sweet and lovely. Taste is caramel-sweet balanced with bitter coffee and cocoa nibs. Great balance here.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle found @ Delirium Hoppy Loft in Brussels. Notes of dark chocolate and raisins, spices and coffee. A nice long aftertaste of dark cherries and chocolate.