Rockspeny (15) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330c bottle, newly imported, not had time to settle! Pours a rich dark brown with big tan head, that slowly sinks to leave a tan ring. Trying not to get too much yeast into the glass. Smells of roast malt, oats and currants, makes me hungry. Tastes dry, sour creamy, oaty, bitter dark chocolate, the strong stuff you get from South America with a ton of cacao in. Went really well with the dried almonds I had at hand, a very satisfying beer went you want something dry and bitter, could easily have 2-3 of these in this mood. Good mouthfeel, not rich or heavy, just smooth with gentle carbonation.
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark fruit, dark malts and sweet/slightly burnt fruit. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, raspberries, mild coffee and an acidic/tart finish.
Zilverenmaan (129) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma sweet with a hints of chocolate, bubblegum and vanilla but mostly reminiscent of sangria. Taste less sweet: dark fruits with lingering burnt malts: strong but a bit dull. Mouthfeel thick with soft carbonation.
chinchill (4751) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black body that’s opaque in the glass and has an excellent tan head.
Aroma: spicy and sweet.
Flavor: dynamic with a sweet spicy start transitioning to a mildly bitter, roasty and nutty flavor. Lots of dark roasted grain with negligible burnt aspects. Delicious roasted grain aftertaste.
Overall: Intriguing aroma, very good flavor, outstanding mouthfeel. Closer to an American stout than a typical Belgium stout. Worth seeking out.
rondphoto (4351) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of sweet malt. Opaque brown / black color, deep tan head that sinks to a full cover, sheets of lace. Taste is rich toasted malt with medium fizz, then medium hops that are more dark chocolate that anything else. It isn’t helped by a somewhat chalky aftertaste. Good, not great. Once is enough for me.
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of nice tan head. Highly carbonated. Some sediments in bottle.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some wood.
Taste: Dark malt, lightly roasted. A bit of dark fruit and sweetness. Good!
Bought: Trade with tderoeck - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 12/7-2016, 65/100, BB: 24/6-2017
prawlie (1567) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spiced aroma, sweet. Sweet and light taste, with a gentle roast finish. Tastes a bit like a Milk Tray coffee chocolate. Light hint of sourness. Quite refined.
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild gusher. Brown color with a taller head that slow dissipates to a light tan ring around the glass. Dark fruits, light tar and chocolate, hint of coffee and roasted malt in the aromas. The scents are there, but they do not seem to mingle well. Fairly thin and bubbly feel. Dark chocolate and cocoa start. More and more acidity the further I go. Some mild tobacco and floral components. Dries out in the finish with just a little ash and black malt acidity. Complex, but not always balanced. 4/10
JefVerstraete (3196) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LDW, Eke. Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Sweet nose of caramel, bitter roasted malts, also tart notes. Bitter and roasty, bit weak and watery, some tart hints. Ok stout.
paulvanpelt (605) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Erg donker, bruin met paarse gloed. Kleine beige kraag. Begint fruitig: braam, bes. Eindigt met koffie, vanille. Vrij zoet, verder licht bitter en het zuur komt vooral in de nasmaak. Zacht. Wel aardig, maar iets te waterig en wat te vlak.
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly murky brown with a medium head. A fairly straightforward malty stout until near the end when a surprising fruitiness develops. Far more interesting at the end than the start of drinking.