TheEpeeist (3663) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Black brown with tan suds. Nose is dark chocolate, caramel, coffee and dark fruit with hints of bourbon. Sticky medium to full body a bit chalky with surprisingly lively carb. Taste is dark chocolate, prune, some smoke, espresso and molasses. Tangy chunks. Super buzzing.
CraftBeerNick (1528) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750cl Bottle, split two ways, with the Beast, interchanged with Cuvée St Gilloise as a relief and palate cleanser. 19th June 15. Pours deepest dark brown, thick as engine oil, literally. Nose is liquorice, booze, chocolate, some banana, caramel, molasses. Taste is massive, to start, liquorice, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, some booze evident, but not 26%. Palate is so rich and decadent, tongue coating, this is a imperial stout liquor, liquid chocolate, bourbon, desert. Second glass, gives less liquorice, more caramel, slightly more mellow, more banana, so rich and fatty. Excellent and quite a beer. One to fear as it lingers in the bottle, a great experience, but I now look forward to the rest of the Black Damnation series I have. A one off experience
zinneke (155) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
New batch released in 75cl. Served at about 10°C, very boozy nose (more than i remembered from at schooltje, maybe served too cold there), Oak, chocolate, licorice, coffee, chocolate cake, roasted/toasted/nutty, i think i could go on for hours.... Very thick mouthfeel, a tad too bitter for me, but very nice long aftertaste. Yes it is 26%, and it is ridiculousely expensif, but yes i bought one, and it was quite an experience.. But a bit over the top for me. Time to drink a decent pilsner!
kbudd19 (930) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny little nip bottle sent to me by Simon, thanks man! Finally decided to crack this for my Bday, I think this is vintage 2010. Appearance, sweet jesus, this is thick chocolate tar with dense mocha head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is big hits of booze, oak, vanilla, marshmallow, coffee, my nostrils are stinging. Taste is thick chocolate, followed by rich dense coffee, vanilla, oak, fudge, holy shit.. this is like drinking syrup, finishes with some heat, and a wallop of bitter coffee roast. I really had no idea what to expect from a 26% beer, but this is really something special, its like drinking a glass of bourbon coffee infused fudge. This is dangerous stuff as It tastes nothing like the abv suggests and although hot its fairly drinkable.. wow.
sir__v (1457) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage bottle sample & tap sample at ’t Oude Schooltje , Oostvleteren - BE. Color: high viscosity deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt domination with caramel and barrel notes. Taste: amazing oily sensation on mouth really high viscosity and exposition of sweet and caramel with roasted malt. Bourbon and vanilla notes. Alcohol presence. Really amazing! Aftertaste: high sweet caramel and vanilla notes really. Workless ! Candy and alcohol notes. The vintage beer was more sweet and high higher viscosity, the tap beer was more malty and with high alcohol taste. AMAZING !
makromaniak (142) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
@schooltje from Urbain...heavy sweet malty, oily, choco, coffee, wood, wineous and vanilla...alcoholic but still very well hidden for its abv.
mutz (801) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ schooltje Oostvleteren. Zwarte kleur, mokkakleurige kraag. Geur en smaak is fruitig, koffie, mokka, peperig. Volle smaak, stroperige structuur. Alcohol in de nasmaak is aangenaam.
DesertDevil (675) - Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloyingly sweet nose of malt syrup, maple, caramelized sugar, a touch of blueberries, and very hot brandy. Pours muddy black with cola traces. Thick and smoky flavor, very syrupy with a heavy soy sauce note and a berry blend. Too thick and too hot.
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue à la pression chez De Struise. Couleur noir profond avec une magnifique mousse marron foncé. Bière incroyable, superbement équilibrée malgré son taux d’alcool. Sublime !
freretoc (1374) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue à la pression en 8cl à l’école à Oostvleteren, couleur noire, belle mousse brune et pas d’effervescence, une putain de claque, en bouche grosse attaque sur le café, puis une deuxième bouche sur l’alcool, continuité sur la liqueur de café et fin de bouche assez forte sur le sucre. Incroyable que l’alcool soit si bien équilibré !