Zwarte Pol
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Brewed by Brasserie Inter-Pol
Style: Sweet Stout
Mont-Houffalize, Belgium


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed with addition of lactose and cacao powder. Inspired by Chocolate Indulgence from Ommegang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1328) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
Strange and intriguing dark ale, not as sweet as I expected but rather off-dry (as was the Witte). Some of that cocoa and roast balances the lighter sweetness. Relatively clean profile allows the chocolate to come through in the aroma. Drinkable and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5456) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle /75 cl), courtesy of ingo. Clear deep chestnut, medium beige head. Fruity aroma with some marzipan, some milk cholcolate notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness. Stout?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7860) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Bottled 750 ml on November 17, 2012, thanks to Ingo! BB date is smudged.
Hazy dark brown color, fluffy tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol, chocolate scent, a bit milky or lactic. Sweet, lactic, sugary, alcohol, apple taste. Medium mouthfeel, but more spritzy. Low bitterness. Alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4730) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2012
6/X/2012 - 75cl bottle @ Modeste Bierfestival (Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2012-1112)

Clear dark brown beer, aery off-white head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, fudge, dried fruits, chocolate, hint of mocha, little earthy, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium bdoy. Taste: some dried fruits, caramel, mocha, pretty bitter, little sourish touch. Aftertaste: dry and hoppy, some dark chocolate, alcohol is pretty noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1398) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
Good milk stout. Black, medium carbonation, creamy, bitter, sweet. Notes of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2012
Peaty aroma. Somewhat of a sour flavour, some black berries. Very watery texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2012
I got this one @ Inter-pol in the Belgian Ardennes. Nice smoot taste, bready texture, medium body. Not overy complex, but a good drinking milk stout. Not overly special, but there is also nothing wrond with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
Head: white
Colour: black
Smell: cocoa, malts, vanilla
Taste: start is bitter, cocoa/black chocolat, creamy, buttery, rich taste, roasty, dry oily end , sweet and earthy , good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2010
Very creamy head with a little greyish sheen, fluffy, over dark brown beer with reddish reflections. Nuts and sesame oil, very markedly; soy saus, suggesting mild sweetness. Dry, charcoal-like, spinach, and a marked finish of liquorice. Ends on sweetish lactic. Medium bodied, slick. I like this, the more as milk stout counts as an endangered species. I caught the lactose, but not the cacao powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2694) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2010
From bottle 75 cl. end of mai @ ’t Rusteel. (HOP taste evening) Thx to Chris form Acchouffe. Dark brown color, with good creamy beige head. Aroma strange some , malty. cacao. Medium body. Taste light start,roasted malts, again cacao and chocolats. Good refreshing beer.

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