Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from a Dutch supermarket, thanks to Craftmember. One of these ’virtuous’ beers with double names from this brewery. Thick, dense, pale yellowish beige head retaining very well, colour very dark reddish chestnut brown, blackish in overall appearance but transparent on the edges. Pleasant, typical stout aroma of bitter chocolate nibs, coffee grounds, burnt toast, beef stock, bayleaf, subtle hints of salmiac, wet leather, iron shavings (but feeling ’natural’ here), dried banana, vanilla and cigar ashes. Despite being characterized as a dry stout, it kicks off with a dense, almost candied, yet restrained sweetness, a bit liquorice-like, along with raisins, baked banana and candied dates, but drying as the liquid travels over the tongue, with a slick, oily, caramelly, nutty and deeply toasted malt body with soft carbonation, turning roasted in the end with a lovely, profoundly ’fondant chocolate’-like bittersweetness further bittered with late but quite assertive, spicy, leafy hops in the end and a dash of warming, but non-disturbing alcohol. I love a good stout and this surely is one, makes me curious about the rest of this brewery’s range. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of licorice. Taste is a coffee assault with an aluminum tinge. Ungstrup (37552) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
Bottled. A black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, a bit of brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, yeast, and spices, leading to a bitter roasted finish. Bosbouw (2919) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
Donkerbruin bier met goede kraag. Ruikt, koffie, toast. Smaakt, koffie, toast. Iets waterig. caesar (7131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
Tap @ Wormer, small sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of chocolate, quite fruity of blackcurrant, slight spicy and earthy as well, hint of roast. Creamy texture. Slight sweet, slight bitter, bit dry. Very well balanced and a good try on an English stout. Good stuff.
MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JUL 11, 2017
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, bread, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.
Opaque dark brown/black beer with slight yeast and with a medium/large beige/brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and roasted malts.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Both the aroma and flavour have slightly too much bread. Could have benefitted from more roasted malts, but is still very much enjoyable.
Bottle 0.33l at Hilversum Fris market festival, The Netherlands. 23.04.2017. Pour it dark color with medium black head. Aroma sourish red berries and coffee. Taste nice coffee flavor all the time, finish is quite dry, pinch of sour berries, nice balanced, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Really nice! RW80 (2557) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Appearance: Allmost black with abeige creamy head, leaving minor lacing.
Aroma: roasted malts, caramel ,licorice tones, coffee and some chocolate.
Taste: Powerfull Roasted and toasted malts, craamel, moderate bitter and sweet, some licoricewood tones and coffee . Aftertaste has some herbal and sweet tones.
medium body, slightly below average carbonation, oily texture.
Good Stout with a very full taste, but does have some complexity. Craftmember (41) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2015
Apparently thiis beer went through some evolution. According to this recent bottle I got from a Dutch supermarket called Deen, it’s got 7% abv, 51 ebu, a 121 ebc.
It pours a beautiful black with a small tanned foamy ’mocca’head, medium to soft carbonation.
The roast malts and coffee hit your nose straight away in this still subtle aroma. There’s dark cacao, hops, some fruity hint ( like datk sweet citrus, tangerine of some sort...), toasted bread and nuts.
The taste is of roasted malts, a lot of nice bitter coffee, bitter hops, again that very faint hint of something fruity I can’t quite put my finger on, a slight cirtic-acid edge to the nice oily, bitter coffee aftertaste, a medium dry hop-feeling in the mouth, lovely bitter with cacao and hops, get even a bit of the bread in the aftertaste with a smithering of silt lining. Some sweetness is still in there too. Alliteration goes well with this one: Black, Bitter, Beautifully Brewed. Love this one. culchiem (3967) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle in Amsterdam. Black with a full head. Aroma of roast chocolate malt. Flavour is dry malt, light smoke, creamy vanilla finish.