Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2017 ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 On tap at brewery into snifter. Oostvleteren.
Appearance: black liquid tan head. very long retention
Aroma: Berry is most present. Chocolate. coffee spicy.
Taste: sweet and bitter.
Palate thick and velvety. Coats your whole mouth.
OverAll: delicious beer. Intensely strong. A little bit heavy on the berry. I wonder if it would become more balanced over time.
(Échantillon au Cellarbration 2016 à Brothers Provisions): Des esters belges fruités, des angles confiturés, une finale sèche et cendrée. Très bon. Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Niesamowite połączenie wyrazistego, czekoladowego stoutu i owocowej, borówkowo-jeżynowej kwasowości. BeerBaboon (2093) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, coffee and blackberries. Flavour is roasted, bitter, sweet, berries and coffee. nutjes (949) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2016
75cl-fles in de Proefloft van Alvinne te Moen. Merci Glenn! U: Zwart met enkele bruine schuimbellen. G: Bosbessen, licht zurig en chocolade. S: Pure chocolade, koffie, licht fruitig zuurtje van de bosbessen. Geroosterde moutbittere afdronk Leuk experiment, maar voor mij geen wow-factor. M: Lichte carbonatie, mocht/moest meer sticky zijn. koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a 750 mL bottle. The pour is a lighter black with some hints of garnet shining through. There is a fluffy lighter tan head that slowly recedes, leaving a pretty strong lace. The aroma is full of blackberry. There is definitely a strong port influence as well. I thought I would like this more. There is a light roasty malt, and a bland of dark fruit in addition to the blackberry. The port is throwing me, it’s nearly dominant. The flavors are a little better. The port fades a little and lets the dark fruits and the blackberry shine a bit. The malts are big, and there is a little roasted coffee bitterness present as well. There is a light booziness on the back end. The mouth feel is thinner and light. The carbonation is a little too bright for a big stout like this, and the aftertaste is lightly medicinal with the blackberry and the wine blending together. This one had a lot of promise, but it just fell a little short.
deanso (10132) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 26, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Kings Night Avoidance Tasting.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour.
Maakun (5557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at Kingsnight tasting. Black with small light brown head. Blackberry, coffee, cocoa beans, marzipan, sweet chocolate, blueberries, light bourbon. Over medium sweet and light fruity bitterness.
Full bodied. Nice. sjogro (4135) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Sampled from bottle at Kingsnight avoidance tasting. Black with no head. Fruity blackberry, quite alcoholic, roasted malts. Sweet, light better. Full body, light carbonation. Oily texture. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, blackberries and coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, blackberries, oak, port notes and dark fruit. Sticky texture, full body, fine carbonation. Swaroga (2217) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 17, 2016
I had this a while ago and it was one of the best from the series. Packed with chocolate, coffee, dried and dark fruits. Thick mouth feel and intensive flavors. Alcohol is well balanced. Great.