Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black colour with a solid foamy dark beige head; nice lacing; the nose is fairly roasted with aromas of black chocolate and oranges; quite full malt backbone, tasty and slightly sticky; some sweetness, a decent bitterness introduces a long chocolatey, slightly spicy and gently fruity finish - nice shot again from Raphaël!
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. LIght brown head. Bread, spice, ripe fruits in the aroma. Flavour has some roast, some liqourice, spice and some fruits. Has a herbal touch. Medium bodied. Ends on a quite spiced note.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Poured a dark and deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of cocoa, roast, and some floral/earthiness. Tastes of roast, some dark fruits, and caramel.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle.
It pours a dark brownish black with an off-white head. I always enjoy stouts that look this way with the black and white combo.
I like the smell of this one, it does indeed have some spices which add to the goodness, but it is primarily a sweet and cocoa-y brew with a nice bit of caramel and roasted malts. There is also a hint of hops.
The flavor is fruitier with a nice bit of roasted malt. To be honest the hops in this are a bit overt, but then again they work well. IT is reminiscent of their hoppy porter.
I would say if you like something like nightstalker, this is a bit weaker, but very tasty and similair.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011 03:10:18
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flöska. Deep dark brown like colour. Beige like head. Sweet dark fruity chocolate roastish spice malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with roasty malt, chocolate, dark fruit spices and caramel. Pleasant.
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Dec 2 Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown pour, with a light brown head that initially soars, but fades rather quickly to a thin ring without any lacing. Aroma is more sour than anything, but not harshly so, with some burnt malt hanging around the edge of awareness. Light dusty cocoa in here too. Some spice on the deep inhale. Didn’t know what to expect, but it wasn’t this-- more interesting than I anticipated. Palate maintains the sourish identity, with light flavours of raisins and leather, roast takes a back seat. Light is the operative adjective here-- for a beer that boasts an ABV exceeding 7%, the body is woefully thin, edging on watery. Lightly bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (9379) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Deep-brown beer with orangeish reflections and a small, dense, beige, Guinness-like head, with classic lace. Very roasted, molasses-like nose, burnt toffee, and a mossy aroma. Quite sweet, sweetish chocolate, with cigarette ash retronasal. Dries up in the palate, leaving some grainy impression with roasted notes. Drier chocolate in the aftertaste, very slick, medium bodied or better. Nice, if rather sweet heavy stout. Drinks better than the marks might suggest.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line :
Coffee, licorice and orangey spiciness collide in a nearly flat mouthfeel, while blackberry notes attempt to create complexity around a disproportionate roasted malt bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-There is barely a ring of foam atop the cloudy dark brown.
-This is either an unsuccessfully travelled bottle or a poorly bottled batch.
-Mild tartness also clashes with the roasty bitterness.
-Toastiness is tasted too; lots of flavors are present, but few are harmonious.
-Oh well, a rare miss from Trois Dames. I’ll keep getting their Pasionaria, Oud Bruin or Saison Houblon when possible.
olio (9188) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110507.
Pours murky brown color with minimal head. Aroma of vegetables, mild chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor of malts, chocolate and sour vegetables.
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune, col épais ocre.
Arôme, malt, froment, nez fruité avec comme indiqué de l’orange amer avec une touche d’épice. Je note aussi un mixe entre la réglisse et caramel le tout couvrant une amertume fruitée.
En bouche, une bière intéressante qui marrie le malt caramel allant sur une note sucrée avec l’amertume orangée. Tout comme l’arôme une touche de réglisse se démarque et est complémentée par un fini fruité.
Encore une bonne surprise venant de br. Trois Dames.