Helallison (19) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
330ml bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Dark beer, tastes like a mega powered milk stout (slightly sour because of this), with slight undertones of coffee and chocolate. Pretty bitter aftertaste. One of my absolute favourites. Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2010
Poured as black as the name suggests. Nice lacing tan head. From far already the aroma of licorice is tingling the nose. Ash, roasted malts, anise, ash again, wooden cask, and coffee aroma attack right at the first sip. Each sip starts with an inviting sweetness, which then explodes into an extreme bitter and dry aftertaste, which doesn’t last very long. Licorice and a bit of alcohol lingers around. My kind of beer, excellent! Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 RE-rate on ZBF. From Tap at Struise/Alvinne stand. nose: wild yeast, fruity, blue berries, sour cherries. taste: slight roasted malts, wild yeast, fruity, character. very well balanced, sour, sweetish finish. GREAT beer, did recall it less fruity from bottle versus from tap. Rating on 17th of May 2013: Licht rokerige neus, bitter zoete afdronk, beetje dark chocolade, hint van koffie. Volmondig en zeer lange, aangename volle afdronk. Heel lekker!! 8/4/9/5/17 bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at Alvinne Pours incredibly black with a four finger darkish tan head. Aromas of very toasted malt and some hop that is suggestive of celery. Then a bit perfumey. Intriguing. Full bodied with soft, lush carbonation. Flavors of coffee and hop and really smooth near burnt malt. There are subtle notes of chocolate. Finishes lightly dry and extremely tastey.