Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Stout
Esquelbecq, France


on tap

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Collaboration with Patisserie Vandewalle, Dunquerque, www.auxdoigtsdejeanbart.com
with cocoa nibs (grué de cacao)

fiulijn's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles, Paris
lot 330, bottled 28/09/12, bb 04/2014

Dark brown color, almost black, with generous creamy head. Mild aroma of cacao and light aroma of roasted malts; a bit dusty. The mouthfeel is dry, but smooth, there is some roasted malt and some chocolate; also a light astringency, from the yeast maybe; the final is drier and weaker.
An average Stout, with a chocolate hint, but without vibe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1438) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
A dark cola brown beer with a thickish tan head. A strong dark malt aroma, burnt sugar, nutty, woody and smoky, then the expected dark chocolate element. Dry mouthfeel. The taste is dry and nutty, woody and smoky, a hint of vanilla spice in the background bring forth the softer chocolatey flavour that smooth the dryness into a fairly well balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (807) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 23, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate with mild roast. Dry bitter finish. A little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1440) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
Slowbeer bottle(26-Apr-2015)Light roast choc aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Sweet roast choc spirit flavour.Choc roast finish&choc chilli aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4421) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is mildly malty with roastedness, the flavour has plenty of bitterness with roastedness and maltiness. Overall a nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with a thin tan head. A lot of pale floaters bobbing about. Aromas of chocolate, toffee. Taste is more of the same. Thin, sweet finish. One-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, cacao, toffee, taste is similar, dry roast, a little sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
75cl bottle from Racines, Cassel, brought to the 11th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Feb 15. Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a tan head. With a name like ’Cocoa Fever’ I was expecting a lot more chocolate here than was present. In fact, not much at all. Quite a lot of roasted elements though but, although good that respect, is a bit disappointing in relation to the cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
17th Feb 2015: shared 0.75 litre bottle (lot 390) at the Shrewsbury Bottle Swap. Black pour with a deep tanned head. Malts all the way, giving coffee, cocoa and chocolate aromas and flavours, the cocoa nips obviously help too! Fairly sweet overall, my sweet tooth liking the flavours immensely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11384) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from Leamington Wines, Leamington Spa, Warks. Virtually black with cream head. Deliberately chose a French beer for tonight to show in a small way fraternity with our friends across the channel. The beer is sweet with a dark roasted malt, chicory, some bitter chocolate and reasonably silky, but probably too sweet for me. In my small way though it is joining in with a protest against a brutal, barbaric and twisted ideology that encourages the slaughter of innocent, free minded citizens. Mon nom est Glen, je suis Charlie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebwaw (45) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Served in TeKu. Pours pretty dark with thick, browny head which disappears quickly. Aroma consist mostly of some coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, some plum, almonds and maltiness, no hoppy aroma. Beer seems watery at first, but then leaves some acrid and earthy aftertaste on palate. There is a strong hint of roasted malts, some nuts and cocoa, but overall its pretty one-dimensional. Carbonation is quite soft. Its at best a decent beer, very drinkable.

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