Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Porter
Esquelbecq, France


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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FrankJohansen's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with a large off white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, licorice and spice. Nice light porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3396) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
"Bière noire des Flandres" from one of the more progressive French brewers, indeed a porter, which is of course everything but Flemish in style. Dense and moussy, lacing, thick, pale beige head, colour hazy dark burgundy (not black but transparent). Nice aroma of cocoa powder, burnt brown bread, blue plums, hazelnut paste, black peppercorns, bayleaf, hint of liquorice candy and coffee grounds, some dried banana, lots of caramel, clear red port wine accent. Quite spritzy for the style, perhaps a tad overcarbonated, but nicely flavoured, with a subtle raisiny sweetishness at first, a touch of dried banana and blue grape peel, developing into a fairly full, caramelly and nutty maltiness, smooth and somewhat creamy, turning lightly chocolatey in the end but not quite, aided by peppery and earthy hop bitterishness and therefore drying in the finish, but a bittersweet, resiny liquorice-like ’stickiness’ still remains, though not unpleasantly so. Nothing overly complex, but a well-rounded, well-crafted example of the style which is neither Flemish nor French.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 7, 2015
15cL, sample from a bottle. @Brewery Thiriez. Thanks to the barmaid ! A black beer with light mahogany hues at the bottom of my glass ; medium beige head with a medium retention. Toasty aroma, chocolates and coffee (strong). Light sweet, medium bitter ; light dry. Medium body and texture, average carbonation, toasty lasting finish. Overall, yes, this beer was really enjoyable ; nice coffee aroma and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1840) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours cola black with tan head. Well carbonated, loads of liquorice, a little thin. Easy drinking. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4434) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with a strong but soon disappearing head. The aroma is roasted with a fair degree of maltiness, and the flavour is very strongly roasted with bitterness, a gentle liquorice'ness and mild maltiness. Overall a nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from NWAF 2015, Derby. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Coffee, soy sauce and nuts aroma. Flavours of raisin, smoke and coffee. Very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6603) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with a short-lived tan head. Aromas of boot polish, liquorice, tar, shellacs at 78rpm. Noisy carbonation. Taste is light sweet, more tar and memories. Watching Grandstand on a Saturday afternoon with a minute-steak sandwich. WWF in the last 1980s. Sweet, but thin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2577) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
330ml bottle @ Estaminet t’Kasteelhof. Refreshing dark beer with a good initial roasted malt taste, deep liquorice and a smooth bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a large brownish to beige head with some nice malt and candy aromas. Body is black with some bubbles. Taste of stout with roasted malt and bitterness. Medium length and thickness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lux_edwards (214) - - AUG 17, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with full tank head. Aroma of mulled berries and and fermenting fruit with a hint of soya sauce. Taste of sweet fruit. Palate is smooth with an acidic aftertaste. Overall a non typical porter, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8638) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Bottle at Brasserie Thiriez.
In my opinion this sits closer to Belgian Stout than a sort of Porter: Phenolic, roast-heavy, licorice / spice-accented. Slightly lactic in the way of milk stout. Medium body, off-dry, slightly herbal (roasted fennel) amid the core of burnt and astringent blackened grains.

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