fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tderoeck (2986) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
13/V/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Dieter’s place - BB: IV/2014 (2013-462)
Clear brown beer, lots of sediment floating around under a creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, green apples, bit sweet, hint of chloride, caramel, mainly fruity. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, chocolate, mocha, bit sweet, sugary, hint of dried fruits. Aftertaste: caramel, bit fruity, bitter, chocolate, dried fruits, little sourish.
FatPhil (7494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (HBF2013, Saturday)
Looks brilliant - a deep reddy brown and a large tight beige head. Rich roasty dry aroma, touch of cocoa, come liquorice. A touch of ashtray in the taste, but otherwise a pleasant dark roast. A little sweet, but in range for a bruin. No sign of 6.5%
Ibrew2or3 (5741) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got me some of this on tap at Moeder Saint-Gilles in the company of sebletitje. It pours up with a dark mahogany body that supports a tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts and a firm inviting chocolate note as well as some dark roasted malts in the background. The taste begins with highly roasted malts and then gets more and more chocolate to midway. It also picks up a slight mineral sense too. These roasty notes head off into the finish where a light caramel maltiness surfaces to help close the experience. I dig it.
MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dark, wooden brown, almost black with a medium, stylish, beige head. Aroma is cocoa beans, semisweet. Full of the Thiriez house flavor: Caramelly marzipan and yeast, some funk. Some floweriness and coffee as well. Taste is a mess. Semisweet with coffee, floweriness, light cacao, but the Thiriez house flavor is strongest as well. Funky and yeasty with some marzipan there. A mess. Somewhat wooden and soapy finish. Unpleasant. Aftertaste is a bit better with nicely oaken cacao beans. A bit wooden. Palate is too light with a lot of carbonation.
Leighton (6887) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Bruce and Colin at Kerelshof, Cassel. Pours clear, red-brown with a decent, creamy khaki head. Semi-dark malts in the aroma, hints of sugary chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, lightly roasty, some toasty candi sugars, chocolate. Light bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Clean finish, moderately sweet, mellow toasty bread, light roast, mild chocolate. Simple and pleasant.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Kerelshoff II split with Leighton and Bruce, 22/03/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin biege head that clears to a swirl of a film.
Nose carries dark malts, toffee, light spice, hint of coffee, aniseed.
Taste comprises dark malt, toffee, pinch of spice, dark fruits, peppery notes.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (7296) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small brownish-beige head over well-carbonated dark brown beer with garnet highlights. Sweetish-woody nose, rather dry. Cocoa, some rootspice. Very dry, again woody. Some cocoa powder - maybe because I know, it being not really chocolate-like. Bitterish certainly. Feels tittilatingly carbonated, slick, medium bodied at best. Needs to grow a tad upon one. I’m in two minds as to whether the restrained cocoa is a boon, or rather a shame.
joergen (17323) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Paris.
Hazy dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of licorice and cocoa powder.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of vanilla, chocolate and cocoa powder.
swoopjones (4192) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and draft at modeler lambic, chocolate cola pour, very light mouthfeel, chocolatety and tobacco flavor, touchs of orange zest. Medium carbonation. Not very stout like . Ok
77ships (2144) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ CML Fontainas – pours black / dark brown, creamy mocha head. Nose is a bit odd, instant cacao, light mineral, kindergarten glue, chocolate,… taste is sweet cacao, bit odd once again, vague, touch mineral, sweet, bit weak, glue, cheap, chocolate, yeast, almost herbal,.. Tad light body // agreeable but not top.