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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - OCT 14, 2013
Very nice, deep brown color. Amazing aroma, due to the fact that this beer is barrel aged. Good job Van Den Bossche brewery. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2014
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, port, sweet, fruity. TASTE: fruity, port, wood. Very pleasant beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - DEC 17, 2013
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Special taste. A bit soury aroma. An interesting combination of a sour base with sweet brandy/bourbon and also a bit of chocolate. Interesting flavours, though not expressing enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgie, June 2013 consumed at home in company of Loz, Lynn & Barry Friday 18th October 2013 The b/a definately shows on the nose. Black in colour with off-white head. Flavours are predominantly chocolate but with some dried fruit and a swirl of vanilla its pretty good A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2013
Scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza nado piuttosto intenso complesso cioccolato caffe vaniglia liquore vinoso tabacco quasi torbato abbastanza effervescenza discreta nota etilica buona secchezza buone tostature smaro medio leggera frutta sotto spirito

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s stickiest floor tasting. Pours a reddish black beer with a thin, off white head on top. Aroma of chemicals and artificial sweets. Too much sugar and yeast in the flavor, making it very sweet and unbalanced. Short, sugary finish. Not so impressive, but an ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared at the Press Dean’s Button tasting. Pours dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of plastercine, dark fruits, caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle @ "Press Deans button tasting". Dark red brown color, small beige head. Smell sweetness, red fruits. Weird. Taste malts, sweetness, red fruits, slightly winey, slightly bitter in the finish. Not that bad imo. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown reddish. Aroma is whiskey, coffee and medicinal. Taste is quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (3565) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at Deano’s monthly tasting, September 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is acidic with raisins and a little alcohol. The flavour is weak bitter with a red berry fruity, yeast palate. It started well but ultimately disappointed.

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