Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed since the beginning of last century, when the near-complete staff of the brewery went to see the circus of Buffalo Bill, leaving the boiling brewing kettle to the care of the youngest employee. This boy let the beer roast and caramelise on the bottom of the kettle, but after trying, everybody actually liked the "spoiled" beer, which became the brewery’s staple diet. This Belgian version is a lot weaker than the stout exported to the USA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2095) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Color is deep amber brown, small frothy light tan head, recedes after a while but a thick layer remains, good lacing; aroma sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, fruity (cherry, berries), roasty notes, soap; taste is medium sweetbitter and on the whole quite light; medium body, light oily texture, carbonation average, mild sweet fruity finish; overall is this a rather shy beer, especially taste and aftertaste are on the flat side and the soap in the aroma is a drawback.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dominikwol (7) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Piwo piją kilka dni po terminie. Uważam, że jest delikatnie przegazowane. Zapach, czysto słodowy bez nut chmielu za to jakby likier śliwkowy. Ładna piana, która redukuje się do 1 mm i ładnie oblepia szkło. Kolor mahoniowy. W smaku wyczuwalny alkohol 6,5%, delikatna goryczka i słodowość. Nagazowanie drażni podniebienie podczas picia. Drugi raz po nie nie sięgnę. Moja wina, że piję po terminie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luumu (25) - , FINLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Tuoksussa kotikaljaa, ruista, alkoholia, humalaa, kitkeryyttä. Vaahto pieni kuplainen, katoava, runsaahko. Väri kirkas tumma, läpinäkymätön. Maku paahteinen, kahvia, humalaa ei meinaa mausta löytää. Maut puhtaat, mutta vaisut. Suutuntuma pliisu, ohut ja hapokas. Kokonaisuus ei sykähdyttävä.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (1541) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Aroma: A bit stale or something that reminds me of a basement, carmel, notes of dried fruit (raisins). Taste: Malty, caramel, chocolate, sweet. The finish is dry with notes of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Malty and caramely with light yeasty and roasted notes, dried fruits and chocolate, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry with roasted notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mainuh_man (262) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aromas of cherry, burnt tire, yeast, chocolate, minerals. Mild sweetness at beginning, hints of chocolate in the middle, finishing with a mild, roasted malt character. Really muted flavor profile. Medium-light body with a thin yet creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Overall, although the beer has a nice flavor profile, the rest is pretty mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Een bier dat eigenlijk best nog goed meevalt. Ik vond het een leuke verrassing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1842) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle@det Bette ølhus. Two finger foam. Dark Deep redbrown. Yeasty basement notes. Mild breadlike flavours. Gentle light mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Csouye (57) - OLNE, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2014
La stout est plus riche de ses saveurs rôties, mais cette ale convainc par sa douceur et sa délicatesse. Je peux comprendre qu'il l'aie gardée alors qu'elle avait eu chaud. Bien fraîche, elle désaltère puis se réveille si on lui en laisse le temps!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, too sweet, light roasted malts, light fruit.

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