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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

mgajdaczewa's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (603) - Katowice, - AUG 1, 2013
Zaskoczyła mnie tak słaba ocenia tego piwa. Spróbujcie jeszcze raz. Jest palony słód, jest karmel, są śliwki, suszone owoce, dym i popiół... Wszystko jest. Chaos, ale jakże przyjemny! Jedyną wadą (!?) tego piwa może być to, że jest absolutnie nieokiełznane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel, @ home. Dark brown colour, creamy beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of light roasted malts, coffee and brown sugar. Bit sweet, light bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some yeast. red apples and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, yeast and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (317) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2014
the aroma is caramel with hints of fruits and brown sugar... the taste is caramel with shades of dark fruits, licorice, toffee and passionfruit... sweet, a little bit fruity and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3548) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Malty smell with some caramel. Similar taste. Deep malty beer. Was marketed as a stout but I would think its more of a bruin. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (849) - 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 (9) - , FINLAND - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
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 (476) - 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 (1140) - 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.

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