Powerstation (30) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On draft - A very good sweet stout to sit by me a drink spring taste in the mouth that nice long stick. A nice head, long stays, lots of coffee in the nose really perfect brewed.
Hotbeerboy (25) - - SEP 18, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, fairly rich beige head. Sweaty black currant aroma. Dryish and soft, salty and somewhat ashy. Packed with flavours, yet mild and gentle. Long salty tobacco finish.
Good stout !!
LouisJacques (18) - Magog, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve tasted this beer a year ago and found my review on a sheet of a paper, hereís what was written on it; "Feels like youíre tasting the real thing, big roasted coffee after taste, awesome !"
Borresteijn (5418) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ KBF in Geel. This beer really amazed me. Pours black with a beige/brown head. Strong sweet aroma of roasted malts, laurel, liquorice, some dark fruits. Flavour is the same, with a nice bitter roasted finish and some chocolate. Sticky and oily palate. Very tasty beer!
mauricemay (26) - leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate caramel hops vanilla
very good brew.....
like the name as well, hof+blues
nuplastikk (5072) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle. Chunky, thick brown black with a magnificent beige head. Appearance is a five. Smooth, chocolate cocoa aroma. This is a really awesome Stout. Not dependent on big alcohol tones, this still has quite a lot of depth. This is not as sessionable as the ABV would suggest. Rich, thick, viscous chocolate tones with spicy hop balance. Dry cocoa in the finish. World class stuff, quite impressive.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle off Octoís shelf. Been eyeing this one enviously for a while. Black as yer hat pour spiralling inkily into the snifter. Dense tan head going nowhere. Mouth-watering Lindt Excellence 85% aroma drenched with deep deep raisiny cocoa, fat humming blackcurrant, red apple, musty alpha hoppage, espresso,puff of English sulphur, Marmite, brine,charcoal. Come on, thatís a 9. No disappointments flavour-wise; massive charred high cocoa and full-on alpha bitterness, coffee,yeast extract, splashes of US impy stout intensity. Balanced and dry Iíd say, and with the possible exceptions of Black Albert/Ellezelloise Hercule, the best Belgian Stout Iíve had. Above all, COCOA and HOPS. Love it.
unclemike (2550) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a beige/brown head. Strong sweet aroma of roasted malts, laurel, liquorice, some dark fruits. Flavour is the same, with a nice bitter roasted finish and some chocolate. Sticky and oily palate. Very tasty beer!
Maak_d (10) - - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasty, chocolate, with a hint of fruity ester. Pours a gorgeous thick head with a boatload of lacing, color appears as a sort of dark dark black red. Taste is very malt forward - roasty and toasty with perhaps a hint of belgian yeast but less than expected. Palate is thick and coating but finishes dry. Very good stout but less Belgian-y than expected.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Highly carbonated. That is the best description I can think of to start. A very dark brown/black beer with a light brown head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and dark malt. The flavour is more of the same, but not as bitter as I thought it would be.