fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark black color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light moderate yeasty, yeast, fruit / malt sweet, chocolate, berry. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light light acidic, with a average to long duration. (Berry acidic). Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (131107) puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Tap at Hotel Erasmus. Aroma of cinnamon and honey, but overall very lacking in presence. Very sweet taste, lots of honey, lacking in any real stout flavors at all, despite the very dark brown head and thick black body. Perhaps the closest dark malt flavors I could pin on this would be more Schwarzbier type. Interesting beer, but it really misses the style. By miles. bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
On tap at Erasmus. Black. Smells of figs, caramel. Body is full, and flavor is cloyingly, and with shock and impact, too sweet. It clears out a bit, but just zero balance here. Really needs some roast or hops, or god forbid, a bit more alcohol and a lower FG. Jerre (3857) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2007
On tap @ Bietje Ter Doest.
Black color with a medium light brown head. Aroma roasted malts, bit caramel, sourish. Medium body. Taste lightly sour,
fruity, sweet amlts, hops, it’s like have more alcohli than the 5,5 %.
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
Bottled. Very dark brown colour (close to black), mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is acidic licorace along with dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is caramel, licorace, dark dry fruits, some hoppyness and slightly sugary. Acidic fruits in aftertaste.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 33cl bottle: Pours inky black with a massive creamy and dark toffee head. Brown sugar sweetness wofts from the glass hints of chocolate, and licorice and caramel. There is an herbal vein running through the sweetness that turns slightly earthy. A little roast comes through the sweetness but not a whole lot. A cola-like sweetness hits you up front with licorice and chocolate in the back. Perhaps there is even a bit of black cherry and raspberry. This is a very sweet stout. Not much roast but a lot of fruit, including a slight green apple, and raw sugar. Flavor-wise, it is a bit one sided but there is just enough to keep you from being bored. Mouthfeel is full-bodied but seems lighter than what you would expect from the aroma and flavor, but thats a good thing. If it was any heavier it would be undrinkable. Slightly sticky with a looong cane sugar and caramel finish. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle: Poured black in color with a thick creamy light brown head. Sweet fruit/berry with some malt. Sweet metallic cola like taste with a licorice finish. Not impressive for something marketed as a stout. JoeinDahlem (1604) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2007
On tap @ Erasmus. Darkest head I’ve ever seen, creamy brown like milk chocolate atop a straight-up black beer. Gorgeous. Too bad it goes downhill from there. Malty, faint sour-cola aroma. Cola sweet and slightly tart, with a lightly malty backdrop. A bit dirty and tangy in the aftertaste. Too thin and wet to be a stout. Nearly quaffable though, if it wasn’t for that tangy, chemical edge. But it’s so pretty! Too bad. Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2007
Draught at the Hotel Erasmus, Brugge. Black color with very dark creamy head. Burnt aroma reminescent of grilled meat. Some fruity and toffeish aroma in the background. Very sweet flavor which hides much of the roastedness. Some sourness and oud bruin -like flavors. A bit sugary. Interesting contrast between sweet and sour flavors and roastedness. larsga (7680) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2007
Huge dark brown coarse head shrinks slowly. Opaque black body. Faint spicy licorice aroma. Sweet licorice taste with no real resistance, more like a soft drink. No aftertaste. Sharpish mouthfeel. It’s OK, but kind of boring. No reason to get very excited about this. (0.33l bottle. Bottled November 2005.)