txspartan (1014) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent stout with the nice flavour of roasted malts. Might have to retry it to give it a fairer rating.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown, fairly bright with healthy, fizzy, light-brown carbonation. Aroma is earthy, mossy, yeasty and refreshing with slight nut and even slighter roast and chocolate. Flavor is of fruity yeast up front with earthy and refreshing yeast notes blending into a clean hop bitterness in finish. Nutty. Less apparent is the roastiness. More of a Dubbel than a stout; it’s not even that dark. It is delicious.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s: Pours a deep brown w a tan head. Aroma of roses, caramel and toffee. Body is med but mouthfilling with avg. CO2. Flavor yields an incredible complexity and balance; rum-raisin, toffee, vanilla w/ a floral essence. Finish is med. sweet. This would not score well as a stout in a BJCP competition but this is a delicious beer. Seek it out.
rane (1004) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I don´t really understand that this one shoud be a stout ? Dark amber with huge brown head. Aroma sweet malt, dates. Taste sweet malty, figs, dates dried fruits. Quite like a "light" quad, but lacks a little in taste and aroma.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear red/brown with a 4 finger thick ivory creamy head.
Aroma: Fig, malty, hint of mint, slightly floral and fresh overall.
Taste: Fruit cake, dried fruit, hint of chocolate, slight alcohol undertone, medium bitterness, low sweetness and medium sourness.
Palate: Thin body, smooth texture, lively carbonation, sharp dry aftertaste.
Comments: Very nice. Served in snifter and left glass lace.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark, dark brown color. Smell is fruity, with possibly some coffee and smoke. I tasted some sourness to this, but it was very subtle. Seems like a real stretch calling this a stout. Seemed like a dark belgian strong ale, or even a porter to me. Pretty good.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium mahogany brown body, very light tan-brown, buttery head. Aroma is fine ingredients, sugar, sweet grapes maybe, some tart, acidic notes. Taste is also sweet, well-proportioned with grapes, alcohol, dark honey/molasses and bitter hops, drying coffee-like. Smooth, almost oily on palate. A little too sweet, reminds me of a lot of the Russian/Eastern European porters lately, just with better hops. Not a stout at all. Average.
scooterbub (983) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, yeast and fruit. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a boozy finish. Overall, pretty good.
MrBeerFanatic (977) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pepsi in color and carbonation with a light creamy head. Aromas bready, biscuit, nutty, toffee and earthy. Flavors olive, bread, nutty, biscuit, toffee. Very light sweetness. Dry. Says mild stout on bottle but is nothing like one. Rated at sheraton downtown memphis tenn 3.15.16.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from aBelgian stout, but in hindsight I should’ve anticipated what I got - this beer is somewhat roasty (like a lot of American stouts) but balanced with a bit of sourness. The beer finishes rather dry, and the fruity sourness in this beer is imparted without any fruity stickiness. All in all this beer is quite solid all the way around, and I’d highly recommend it.
I had this at Roman’s Pub in Milwaukee, served (as always) in appropriate glassware (a Unibroue tulip if I remember correctly). Appearance was black with some red "legs" as the light shone through it.