Alengrin (6091) - BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2018
Wallonian stout, bottle at Heeren Van Liedekercke. Thick, moussy, pale greyish beige head lacing in 'streaks' over a black beer with burgundy edges, only visible for a few mm off the edge. Aroma of a lot of fondant chocolate, sourish old coffee grounds, burnt toast, hazelnuts, butterscotch, liquorice candy, cloves, dried plums, raisins, fried banana, nutmeg, coriander seed, gravy. Fruity onset but in a restrained and tasteful way, some dried banana, old raisins and dates with a sourish plum-like hint, sweetish in its core with a dark candi sugary quality to it but nothing cloying; spritzy, minerally carbonation but still very full, smooth, bit viscous mouthfeel. Caramelly and chocolatey malt body with toasty bitterness at the edges, reinforced by a mild dosis of herbal hop bitterness as well as roasted coffee bitter aspects in the end, a tad 'powdery' even and very pleasant, with lingering caramelly sweetishness and a dash of warming, rum-like alcohol. Obviously 'Belgian' in its make-up, but in a clever, tasteful, restrained kind of way, not overly teeming with earthy, phenolic or estery yeast effects as is so often the case in Belgian attempts at a heavy stout; seems inspired by Ellezelloise's Hercule, with which it bears a lot of similarity. Style-wish a Belgian-inspired export stout I'd say, and a damn good one at that, or in any case much better than I had expected seen the average level of quality this brewery tends to offer. AcctError487384 (144) - - SEP 1, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 small moka coloured head, black body, malts coffee hay smell, medium co2 low bitter some sour malts a bit to fresh for a stout nathanvc (921) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle shared at De Heeren van Liedekercke. Pours cloudy black with a big, frothy, beige head that lasts. The aroma contains roasted malt, coffee, sugar, bread, yeast and ripe fruits. It tastes medium bitter and very light sweet. Thin texture, fizzy carbonation (too much for this style), hides its ABV well, short finish. Tasty dessert beer but falling short for its style. Sissio (1834) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 26, 2017
bottle @ home
clear dark brown with ruby highlights, brown head
coffee, cream, light burned wood, roasted malts, toffee
too carbonated, caramel, cream, light ashy, light alcohol, dry finish, 90 (1011) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2017
Aroma is zurig fris, weinig geroosterde tonen. De smaak is behoorlijk tot goed, maar het mondgevoel is minimaal. De afdronk is ok maar niet lang. Er is niks mis met deze stout, maar het is geen hoogvlieger.
Yves (3210) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Alone at home. Dark Brown colored beer with medium brownish head and medium carbonation. Malty roasted coffee aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty roasted bitter. deanso (10404) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 4, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis.
Slight gusher. Thin tan head. Clear almost black pour. A decent stout kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle shared. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, licorice, overripe dark fruit, herbs, dark chocolate, toffee, light cola and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Hopverdju (1766) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Zwart bier met dikke beige schuimkraag. Geur: koffie, geroosterde mout, donker fruit, cassis. Smaak: lichte bitterheid, geroosterde mout, wat aards. Weinig volmondig, medium koolzuur. Nicolas_M (220) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2015
I was disappointed from the other beer from authentique brewery, this one is the exception. Sadly, I’ve tried (much) better stout, but it is a good one. Aroma and taste of roasted malt are there, but the beer "is too liquid" for a stout (usually they’re somehow creamy, which leaves a great feeling in the mouth).
So it’s half way to the top, an enjoyable stout, but not the one you have to add on your beer bucket list.