Vignale (4261) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2018
Flaska från belgiuminabox. BBD maj-17. Kolsvart med högt beige skum. Madeiraiserad, torkad frukt, främst russin, men också torkade mörka körsbär, mjölkchoklad, sött vin, mörkt socker. Söt smakbild men lite torrare eftersmak. Gott sharkydodson (2114) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 22, 2018
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of milk chocolate, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits and berries... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of milk chocolate, toffee, red wine, berries, raisin and some spices... sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste... jsporrer (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2018
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of tart fruit, light vinegar, wood, and dark malts. Taste is lightly tangy with dark malts and earthy wood notes. Not bad but not as good as I had hoped for. Tastes more like a Schwartzbier than a Stout. Still fairly enjoyable. julesxxl (848) - FRANCE - JAN 22, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 (~noire, nez levure, bouche ~limpide, carbo soutenue (stout belge), ensemble trop léger (yet 9° !) et fade (puis ajout d'huître)) drpimento (3994) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2017
This is a gift from Anthony B, thanks man. It's pretty fair for a Belgian dark but tastes very little like a foreign stout or a stout of any kind for that matter. It's quite sweet lots of dark ripe fruits like prunes raisins dates figs. No roast black malt or anything like that.
ardeo (683) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl. Liquide noir, mousse beige assez résistante au temps ! Nez assez discret sur le caramel, le chocolat, la réglisse. Bouche un peu fumée, des malts rôtis puis sur le café, le chocolat et les fruits secs avec une finale à petite amertume. Bon stout bien typé. katrinaez (2533) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Very sour/vinegar type of stout. Tart vinegar and barley malt aroma. Taste was sour with some dark roasted malts. Not a fan. bottle thanatosti (1947) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from Silvia.
Dark brown to black with a beige head. Roasted malts, molassess, soy sauce in the aroma. Sweet taste with a roasted, almost smoky undertone. Quite boozy as well. Nice export stout. rodenbachvintage (224) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2017
zwart bier met beige schuimkraag. Bitterzoet, smaken van tabak, zwarte chocolade, kandijsuiker. Gangstergafje (1437) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2017
12-07-2017; bottle; at home (bought online at www.drankgigant.nl, Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands).
The beer looks lovey. The beer has a black colour, with a slight ruby red/dark reddish brown glow in strong light. On top some soft brown foam is formed, but most foam collapses very quickly. Some lacing is left on the glass. It looks like a proper stout.
The smell of the beer is nice. It has some features of stout and some features of Belgian Strong Ale. I smell some sweet malts, with touches of caramel, but also some coffee and chocolate, though the latter are only mild. There are also some full sweet fruity touches and a hint of raisin. Hops are gentle and give some bitterness. There are clear yeast aromas present. This gives the Belgian Strong Ale touch. It gives some sweet aromas of banana, but also a slightly sour touch. It is not bad.
The taste of the beer is also nice. The bitters of a stout are more present. I taste sweet malts, caramel, come chocolate and coffee and a burnt/toasted malt bitterness. Nice. This goes well with the sweet red fruits, raisin, caramel and yeasty touches of banana and some slight yeasty sours. Hops give a balancing bitterness. Both smell and taste remind me a bit of Rochefort. Nice. It is well balanced.
The palate of the beer is good. Medium full body, smooth texture and medium carbonation. The finish is nice. It is long, and filled with deliciousness. There is some warming alcohol, sweet fruits, raisin and some touches of yeast, but also some clear roasted barley flavours. I like it. A nice Foreign Stout; a good blend between Stout and Belgian Strong Ale.