alexsdad06 (10416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, $1.90 at Binny’s, April 2011. Another lower-alcohol beer I should have finished long ago. Yet when opened, there’s a definite waft of alcohol in the air. Poured into a Nonick glass, it’s black with brown highlights, a slightly foamy stout head. Smell up close has slightly roasty stout grain. Taste has some coffee stout roast up front. Dry mouthfeel which still has nice hop bitterness. At this stage, it seems like more of a sharp German bitterness than English. And I like it just fine. Some dregs at the bottom. A secondary ferment? Maybe that’s why this one has held up very well. I can slightly credit my beer cellar which stays at a nice 50°F when I lean the door in front of it.
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a large fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have light roasted malts, toasted grains, powdery chocolate, musty, earthy notes, thin, some bitterness, not something I would revisit. rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2017
Overall: Sweet dark fruits, dry cold coffee, some green peppers.ciocanelu (2529) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 24, 2017
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2017-05-30.
Dark brown color with fluffy beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, cacao, light brown sugar and a light yeasty note. Taste is roasty, slightly acrid, dry, light to medium roasty bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body, medium to low carbonation. Feels quite watery and simple overall. MarcinG (867) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Butelka 330ml z Bottle Lab -Leek. Czarny kolor. Piana brazowa,lekko kremowa opada dosc szybko. Aromat subtelny czekoladowy ze szczypta lukrecji w tle palone slody i kakao. W smaku gorzka czekolada lukrecja czarna porzeczka i duza dawka polonych slodow. Lekko kremowa tekstura i male wysycenie. Towey1989 (2826) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle at The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a black colour with a thick, frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some nuts, slight dark fruits and subtle yeast. Taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, blackcurrant, chocolate, some coffee, slight herbs and subtle yeast. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, fruity, chocolatey bitterness in the finish. A classic stout done the Belgian way. It’s a little thin but tastes good.
cglans (237) - - APR 29, 2017
33cl bottle. 5.0% ABV. pitch black color. medium long lasting head. roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hint of liquorice. a bit thin/watery. but overall rather good. as usual with De la Senne. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2017
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 02/Mar/16. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.Zilverenmaan (195) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2017
Black color with a small to medium size foamy light tan head.
Dry roasted malt, licorice, mild grain and some dryness in the aroma.
The flavor is dry roasted malt, mild hops, mild bitterness, licorice, hints of coffee and dryness.
Aroma of burnt malts not overpowering. Taste of burnt malts a bit faint as well but well balanced with a fine, complex and lingering bitterness in the finish with no taste of alcohol getting in the way. Mouthfeel thin. Actually very enjoyable if you take your time to appreciate it. kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2017
Bottle at home. Near black with a big thick tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, light coffee, fruity hop notes, roast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Franckg (1656) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
En fût au TDD. Robe brune très foncée avec un mince col de mousse. Arômes de malt grillé, café de faible torréfaction, minéraux, mûre enrobée de chocolat. En bouche, malt grillé, café léger, cacao dilué, eau minérale. Texture légère limite aqueuse et corps mince