weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Thanks to Tom Peters for breaking thos open...
Appears a black with a brown edge. The foamy, tan head slowly fades into a mild film. Streaky lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is roasty, with hints of cocoa, toasted nuts, and a fruit backing that is lingering in the background.
Taste is of the same aromas with a slightly burnt and watery flavor.
Mouthfeel is sweet on the front of the tongue and fading into a grainy finish with a bit of a burnt grain taste that touches the tongue on the swallow. Medium bodied and ok. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a rich tan head. Nice coffee and chocolate aroma with some berry tartness. Complex flavours of chocolate, vanilla and lightly roasted coffee. Hints of sweet berries. Dry mouthfeel, medium body. So the Belgians master stout as well. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 In short: A nice yeasty, roasted and fruity Stout-ish Belgian black ale. Nice session ale.diabel (1723) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2006
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed fresh soon after receiving it through private importation
The look: Black body topped by a persistent medium beige head
In long: Complex nose for the style with roasted malts, nougat, raisins, dark fruits skin, grapes, more. Unsurprisingly the beer is rather yeasty for a stout (by North-American standards) but doesn’t develop those strong fruity yeast off-flavours of other Belgian attempts at the style. Fluffy body with pleasant roastiness and backed dark fruits. Satisfying body, one who never guess this is a below 5% beer. I could drink this all night long. Loved it. A good belgian stout!!! Got to get me a few of those in Canada… and to my brother who loves stouts I’ll say “a stout Eric?”
Draught at the Bruxellensis Festival 2006, Brussels, Belgiummaeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
Black body. Creamy, off-white head. Roasty, malty aroma of coffee. Very lovely aroma. Very soft mouthfeel. Lightly bitter flavour. Not too bad, but lacks some complexity imho.
Draught - Bruxellensis Festival - A black coloured beer with a nice thick off-white head. The aroma is lightly roasted malts. The taste is excellent. Nice and roasty. Dry and full of dark berry fruits. Very tasty and well brewed. Maybe all the Belgian breweries should try stouts??
omhper (25753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2006
[Bottled at GBBF Babblefest, White Horse London]
Cloudy dark brown. Coffee aroma. Sweetish with rounded mouthfeel and notes of molassess, tobacco and caramel. Medium bodied with lightly tarry finish. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2006
Fully black beer; fluffy, medium cream-brown head with a pinkish shine, leaving some lace. Piney nose, with parsley, cypress, tobacco, wood(stainer) and roasted malts... and hops! Ink, hops (American!), dried black mushrooms, peppery flavours. Some sweetness, but perfectly kept in check by all the dark, roasted influences. Retronasal tobacco ash. Not very big bodied, but not thin, neither. The tobacco flavour goes on quite long. GREAT! This is the first real ORIGINAL Belgian Stout; despite a sweetness. The only thing I miss, is the scorched barley taste of the classical Irish stout. But then, this ain’t half Irish, no?