Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Porter
Esquelbecq, France


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle. Deep amber coloured, hazy, big fluffy to rocky head, rather quickly vanishing. A light acidity in the sweetish-fruity-vinous nose. Light to moderate sweetish flavour. Light roasted flavours in the sweet-bitter and fruity finish. Quite O.K. ............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. The aroma has roasted malt, some light tartness and sweetness. The flavor is acid with roasted malt and sweetness. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. I’m not too sure what to think of this beer, there are some interesting elements, but the acidity doesn’t really fit with the rest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles, Paris
Bright brown color with red hue, too much carbonation, producing initially a big head, but reducing faster than the Étoile du Nord. Some aroma of caramel, yeast, chocolate. Good body, quite round mouthfeel, with a strong caramel flavor and some chocolate too; medium-low bitterness. Well brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rederic (3062) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
330ml bottle, dark brown color, with a thick beige head, sweet toasted, roasted malt nose, with a hint of spicy licorice, gingerbread, with some winey, oaky accents, and a sourness note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, winey, oaky character, with some fieldberry sourness, hints of black chocolate and licorice spiciness with a faint roastiness, leading towards a fruity, winey, coffeeish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6016) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de mélasse et de petits fruits légèrement sûrettes. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales légèrement grillées et de mélasse avec une pointes de fruits légèrement sûrettes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de lactose en arrière goût. (Rating #1893)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2008
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Apr 09. Very dark, shiny ruby red with a small, lacy coffee with milk head. Nose of plum jam, oranges, dark chocolate and yeast. Some lactic acid becomes apparent later. Sour-sweetish taste with fruit (hint of raspberry) and scorched malts . Round finish with a gentle burnt bitterness. Surprisingly refreshing and light bodied for such a dark brew with burnt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of sour notes with the typical Thiriez yeast. Taste is also dominated by some sour notes with a light roasted malt backbone. This is a really weird mix, i.e. a dry stout mix with Flander red, and I am not sure if this is really working. Average body with OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting but not sure I would buy this consistently if it was available around the corner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. JN18/08.[br/][br/] App.: Very deep black with hints of brown, moderate tan head. Aroma: A bit of molasses and brown sugar, lots of ginger, black licorice, some clove and other warm spices, a bit of black coffee, slightly minty, tangy truly an odd and eclectic aroma Palate: Medium+ body, soft effervescence, slightly slick and astringent. Flav.: Tangy acidity, plenty of ginger, vinous, some molasses and licorice, a touch of leafy hops quite tart and slightly bitter, with a touch of coffee that lingers with the tartness.[br/][br/] A bizarre brew with very unexpected flavours and aromas. Unique, but not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2008
Pours an amber reddish. A little Scotch in the air for aroma. Active carbonation mouthfeel, though on the light side. Some sourness. Flanders Red to me and not well done. Not too drinkable.Bottle from probstk, hitchiker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a fizzy light tan head. Ginger spiced aroma, has another spice I cannot pinpoint, but it smoothens the ginger with a liqourice like note. Flavour is spiced with a mix of ginger and liqourice. Light acidic to citric touch in the finish, not sure if this is a mild infection or intentional. But overall a unique and nice experience.

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