Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Low Alcohol
Oostvleteren, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
After providing 6 Black Damnations with a very high ABV, we thought time has come to launch a more drinkable dwarf...

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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft. Creamy large tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, Belgian yeast, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, light milk chocolate. Slightly watery light body. Impressive attempt at a low alcohol stout, and it’s possible that it can’t be done better. But that doesn’t mean that I like it -- it’s simply too thin.

sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with average, creamy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is light roasted malt, plums, raisins, faint woody and earthy notes. Flavor is light roast malt, leather, dark fruit esters, light oak, and faint earthy hops; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear black with a frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light roast and chocolate malt with earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. I’ll preface this review by mentioning that I’m giving this beer a bit of a handicap due to the style, but not much of one because this was pretty enjoyable. Aroma was light roasted malts, touch of nut and some coffee. Highly drinkable.

Iphonephan (7486) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours black with a tan head. Perfumed aroma of tropical flowers. Water mouthfeel. Very subdued flavor. Thin finish

SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap at church key. Notes of doughed cocoa. Earthy rustic Belgian chocolate. Touch grainy. Okay.

craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Dark dark brown pour, gigantic foamy tan head. Nose and flavor bring roasted malt, light plum character, milk chocolate. Hints of coffee and almond as well. Light palate as expected. Cool to try!

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Draft at avenue pub. Light bodied black pour. Light roastiness in flavor and aroma. Not much going on flavor wise. Cool to try and impressed that it’s 2% but 4oz was enough

Theydon_Bois (21510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Tap at Het Oude Schooltje, Oostvleteren - 20/10/12. ABV on the tap label listed as 1.8%. Pitch black with a mahoosive coffee head that retains well - looks the picture. Light roast malt nose with a touch of chocolate and some mineral tones. Taste follows nosee with cocoa, a little coffee, light caramel notes and hops. Light to medium in body, not at all thin, well crafted and a great body for 1.8%!

DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap @ Stone brewery. Looks really dark in the glass, like any RIS would, to be honest. The aroma doesn’t give away the low alcohol either. Beautiful flavours of figgy fruit, light tobacco, light roast, so flavourful for the ABV. Sure it’s thin and watery, but the complexity for this little brew is truly astonishing! If I were the designated driver for the night, I would not feel deprived drinking this. Beauty.

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