kraddel (9428) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2018
Pours black, small, off white head. Smell is clean, roasty. taste is very clean, roasty, tar ( mildly ) , very dark chocolate. Bitter. nice, actually. Taboada (1575) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - JAN 22, 2018
330mml. bottle. Tasted on the 15/01/2018 at home. Black colour with a fomay beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee beans, nespresso and some chocolate. Taste is roasty with tons of coffee. Medium to intense dry finish. Next one please! 90 (1011) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2018
@ Beerlovers Bar 17/01/2017
Aroma is intense roast. Taste is roasted, a tad too bitter, not much malt there. Nice full oily and thick palate. 6bottlepack (607) - Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Hops and Crafts Exeter. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of fig,plum,raisin,coffee ,plus dark chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate,coffee,raisins & plum. Medium bodied,nicely carbonated. The finish is bitter,dry with more dark chocolate,coffee, raisin & plum. Solid! Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2017
Extra strong (hence the word ’stout’) porter by this renowned brewery along the famous Bermondsey mile in London, sampled at BXL Beerfest. Lacing, creamy, pale yellowish beige, stable head over a pitch black beer. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, espresso, black chocolate, coffee liqueur, bayleaf, dry leather, walnuts, ’jenever’, butterscotch. Dried fruit in the onset, sweetish but not too much so and backed by a deeper sourishness of roasted barley, medium carbonation (perhaps even a tad too fizzy for the style), thick and full, oily mouthfeel, pleasantly rounded, very nutty maltiness with bittering toasted edges, roasted coffee bitterness in the end, spicy, peppery hop bitter back-up and an afterglow of warming, gin-like alcohol. Flawless, rounded and well-bodied, but indeed a modern stout rather than a historical porter - or even a modern imperial porter, from which I expect a bit more malt sweetness and a tad less roasted bitterness.
nutjes (1376) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2017
Proefglas op BXLBeerFest. U: Zwart met een beige schuimkraag. G: Geroosterd, koffie en pure chocolade. S: Moutbitter. Geroosterd, cacao en koffie. M: Volmondig, medium carbonatie. Niet sticky. Hopverdju (1715) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2017
Zwart bier met licht bruine schuimkraag. Geur: licht zoet, koffie, ietwat cacao. Smaak: bitterzoet, koffie, wat donkere chocolade . Mooi in balans. Redelijk volmondig. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: geroosterde mout. Lekker! kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
7 3 8 3 15martjoobolut (5468) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2017
Draft at BXL Beer Fest, Brussels ’17. Near black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, caramel, slight vegetal notes and coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Bxlbeerfest. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, coffee. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, chocolate, malt. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: very good. Maakun (6939) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
Tap at BXL festival. Black with dark beige head. Coffee, dark roasted cocoa beans, ash, soft vanilla, a bit bready, soft minerals. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with a bit dry mineral feel and fizzy carbonation. Nice aroma but a bit weird bodied.