holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle thanks to xnoxhatex for sharing this. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Coffee, roast, malt, chocolate aromas with red fruit and cherries coming through. The cherries and red fruit flavors overpower the chocolate roast. Really fruity slightly sour but still a decent beer.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330cl bottle shared by devon. thanks!.... cola brown pour with a thin film of light brown head... aroma of roasted malt and sligthly sour chocolate... sour roasty chocolate flavors with lively carbonation. didn’t take well to it at first but got better as i had more. sour stouts and porters are definetely interesting but hard to do well.
BoBoChamp (5008) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex, yet easy to drink Porter, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to xnoxhatex for sharing. pours black with tan head. nose is roasty, rubber, cherry, lactic. flavors of sour chocolate, lactic and pedio infection here, gross at first but kind of starts getting good although i’m sure this wasn’t intended.
Bontus (605) - Flanders, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Bonfunck. Placeholder rating. Raspberry, blueberry aroma’s in a mild coffee like porter. Lacks bitterness. more sweet/sour.
Fin (6886) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I picked up at the Pre ZBF event at Alvinne Brewery early March 2009, consumed 26-03-09 Pours very dark brown with a light beige swiftly departing head. Aroma is a little sour, some rustiness, bit dark fruity. Tangy in the mouth, good bittersweetness some unripe plums, touch of bitter coffee but not as much as expected. Its decent stuff. A6 A4 F8 P3 OV14 3.5
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At BLES Bierhappening 2008, Zottegem, Belgium
Deep, black body. Creamy, lightly brown head. Aroma of strong malts, coffee, fruits. Intense flavour: quite sweet, lightly bitter. Drinks easily.
thebeertourist (4613) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Den Bierzolder. Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Tart fruit and roasted aromas. Good sour and roasted flavours. Full-bodied and smooth. Enjoyable.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled several times and also on cask. Pours very dark clear brown with a small fizzy head. Roasty aroma, touch of coffee, and hint of tartness. I may be in the minority here, but I really like the acidity in this beer over top of the roast. Some decadent dark fruits as well, dry finish. Medium bodied but lighter mouthful, very easy to drink, nice lively sparkling carbonation, not sticky at all. I could drink these all day.
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of bierkoning. It pours a murky brown beer with a small head. Sour aroma. Huge amounts of coffee showing up. Vegetal and slightly medicinal. Hints of dark chocolate, molasses, raisins, mint, basil and candy sugar emerging. Quite aggressive and rather pronounced. Balance between sourness and sweetness in the taste. Medium bodied. Woody, medicinal. Low bitterness. A lot of coffee appearing. Hints of molasses, dark chocolate, apples, candy sugar, mint, toffee and licorice. Salty. Suddenly I appear an earwig in the head. What a surprise! Dry finish which is reminiscent of strong coffee. A bit dissapointing. Thanks a lot beerkoning! I am probalby the first to find a earwig in this beer ;-)