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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed with addition of lactose and cacao powder. Inspired by Chocolate Indulgence from Ommegang.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Pours a deep brown from the bottle with bubbly tan head that dissipates  to leave light lace. Aroma of mild chocolate, a hint of metallic notes, sugary finish. Taste is more toward the chocolate, nice fruity finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (723) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2016
Donkerbruin tot zwart bier met dunne beige schuimkraag. Geur: moutig, wat muf, cacao. Smaak: gebrande mout, cacao, chocolade, wat melkzuur. Weinig volmondig zelfs waterig. Afdronk: zoetig – bitterig. Interessant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2014
Pol’s sweet stout, like his other beers only available at the premises, in 75 cl bottles. With added lactose. Creamy, stable, light beige, sticky head, very dark burgundy colour, blackish but not really black, hazy. Aroma of milk sugar, coffee with milk, milk chocolate, cocoa, raisins, some red cabbage and also something vaguely sulphuric. Soft mouthfeel, sweetish and chocolatey, smooth, dryish finish with very light roasted bitterness, as is custom in this traditional but underrated style - of which this is a more than decent example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
along with yves on modest beer festival taster black colored body with an off white head and a spicy hop malt aroma a malt hops bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Shared with wim at bierfestival modeste 2014. Black colored beer with small white and no carbonation visible. Alcoholic malty aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter ending bitter sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6376) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
At modeste 14 . Pours black , good grey head . Smell is milkchocolate . Taste is milkchocolate , bit coffee , bit thin mouthfeel . Npt so sweet . Bit bitter . Watery . Ok .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - 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 (6528) - 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 (9594) - 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 (8219) - 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.

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