fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#1000. Huge thanks to Eric for sharing this at DLD. Wow. What an impressive beer. Pours pitch black with little to no head. Aroma is dense molasses and coffee. Aroma was nice, but I would have thought it would have more punch. Thick or heavy mouthfeel would be an understatement for this brew. I swear this stuff is thicker than the thickest pancake syrup I’ve ever had. I had to chew each sip like I was eating more than drinking. Taste was more molasses and coffee, char, has a subtle sweetness, a touch of anise, and finishes with a touch of alcohol. Not nearly what I would have expected. I would have thought it would have had more alcohol to it. Its really well hidden. A real treat and a standout brew at DLD this year. Thanks!
sir__v (767) - 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 (141) - 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 (664) - 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 (564) - 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 (1001) - 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 (915) - 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 !
KAWANO (28) - JAPAN - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was able to drink in Tokyo. The was above all great It’s explosive power of scent. Strong aroma and sweet and taste that will not including the mouth felt until now comes surged at a stretch. Also impressive was easy to drink in spite of the frequency. Even it would be good to drink as dessert.
tectactoe (2521) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Pours thick like oil. Sloshes in the glass. Small cherry-tan head grows slowly. Aroma of super sweet prunes, dates, licorice, brown sugar, syrup, chocolate, light roast, & a hint of boozy oxidation. It smells heavy & robust, but still not quite 26% ABV. Taste is very sweet but still not quite to cloying levels. Dense brown sugar, booze, dates, prunes, black licorice, roasted malts, burnt caramel, lots & lots of dense sugary tones mixing with a strong backlash of booze. Gets a little boozier with time, warms up the throat & chest quite a bit. Dense fudge finish, burnt sugar, faint oxidation. NIce.
mike_77 (3486) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with dark brown creamy head. Looks like a greek coffee. Theres an element of alcohol in the aroma which is perhaps inevitable. Flavour has a degree of roasted malt bitterness and some lighter coffee and sweet vanilla. Thick, rich and warming.
Theydon_Bois (10386) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Het Oude Schooltje, during the 3rd Zombier Anniversary, 18/10/14.
Black with a big old dirty tan head.
Nose is rich roast, bourbon tinged, big dark fruit wafts, raisens, sweet tunes, malty, spice, boozey overtures, sweet toffee.
Taste comprises very sweet licks, spice, rich roast, bozey tunes nay top o’ the fucken pops, dates, fruits, Xmas cake, light chocolate, candied sugars.
Full bodied, viscous oily helter skelter on ya throat, big warming alcohol and sweetness personified in the closure.
Great stuff for the ABV, too sweet for me other than the odd nip, glad to have tried this monster though!