ElDesmadre (4446) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 9, 2018
Draught at OMBF, September 2017. Very thick body, roasted cocoa finish, light plum and nutty notes. Dry and boozy, hence a lack of flavour depth. Promising but ultimately rather disappointing. Alengrin (6086) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2017
One of Westbrook's anniversary beers, a stout aged on cocoa, hazelnuts and vanilla; draught at Struise's shop in Bruges. Thick, cobweb-lacing, dense, brownish-tinged beige, stable head, jet black robe. Aroma of hazelnut paste, cocoa powder, chocolate milk even, cappuccino, toasted bread, mocha ice cream, whisky, some vanilla but not overly strong. Sweet onset with sourish edges, raisins, candied dates, thick and oily, bit powdery mouthfeel, softish carbo. Very strong hazelnuttiness from the beginning, a thick layer of hazelnut paste overseeing 'naturally' nutty, toffeeish and chocolatey maltiness, sweet with a softly bittering coffeeish roasted finish; cocoa comes through in the end, vanilla much less so. The hazelnut effect lingers alongside a spicy hop note, soft roastedness and long, warming, rum-like alcohol. Very pleasant dessert stout - as always with Westbrook. PotjeBier (3941) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2017
Draft @ Beer Temple, sample size glass. Pitch black color. Frothy brown head. Aroma's: alcohol, roast, light nutty (not necessarily hazelnut), sweetish. Retronasal it's light sweet, roasted, alcohol, fruity, light nutty. Flavor is roasted, light sweet, chocolate. Above medium bodied. Long finish, roasted, dark chocolate, eventually quite bitter. sjogro (5403) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2017
Tap at beertemple. Black with bubbly tan head. Big sweet and deep roasted chocolate malts, deep coffee, blueberries and roasted hazelnut. Full body and soft carbonation. Lovely roastedness. Maakun (7101) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2017
Tap at BeerTemple. Black with brown head. Molasses, coffee, lots of dark chocolate, brown sugar, roasted malts, fudge, light alcohol and cognac. Don’t get any hazelnuts. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with great creamy feel. Lovely!
aracauna (3745) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Black and dark tan head. Sticky. I get the chocolate but the hazelnut is limited. JaBier (8490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, booze and nuts. Malt and chocolate flavor with some booze before a nutty finish. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2017
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Dutch's crew from recent notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small dark tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, mild hazelnut, earthy bitterness, dark caramel, very nice beer, the flavors all play nicely together, surprised to find this where I did, solid. Bov (13553) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2017
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- black beer with a little firm dark beige foam; aroma of vanilla, hazelnuts and roasted chocolate; smooth palate, full-bodied, some sweetness; creamy finish with roasted notes of chocolate, vanilla and lingering tones of hazelnuts - very pleasant and dangerously drinkable
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, hazelnut and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.