KeefOz (631) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an opaque black with a hint of mahogany around the edges. Three-finger light tan foamy head that retained poorly and laced with curtains. Aroma is mild with hints of molasses and chocolate. Taste is very very sweet plus with roasted grain. Medium body. Smooth but very very sweet plus with a burnt bitter finish.
TheLevi4000 (47) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this one. Pour black, but when held up to the light you see some light. Aroma of roasted grains, a little coffee and Belgium spices or the yeast strain. Tasted awesome, roasted grains, coffee, slight taste of chocolate and a taste of that distinctive Belgium flavor. It’s very drinkable even at 7.5% abv.
scotchzombie (188) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep deep brown - near black but walnut in the light - with a foamy tan head of substance. Aroma is burnt roasted malts, ash and subtle darkfruits. Maybe a whiff of booze too. Taste is a cross between a Belgian and a stout. Mild notes of dried darkfruit balanced with roast malt and coffee. Brown sugar and slightly burnt bitter aftertaste. I prefer a pure Belgian or stout, but this is a beer with some craft to it.
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Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark dark brown - white head. Roasted, chocolate, licorice, light eastery, fruity, caramel, yeasty, sweetness, light vanilla, weak body. light light smokey/ash. Boring.
edwardjay (3) - - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not much of an aroma, but good clean taste. a little blander than expected. malty. no aftertaste.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
*12 oz. bottle* Look: Dense dark brown body with velvet hues. 1/2 finger off white head. Smell: Chocolate, roasted grains, slight molasses, char notes a little spice, hints of coffee beans. Taste: Roasted malts, smooth chocolate, coffee beans, with a subtle touch of vanilla, charred wood, hints of red apple skin, dry and bitter finish. Feel: Light body, intense carbonation. Overall: This stout is clean. For it being a Belgian style stout, I thought there would be a little more yeasty funk to it. The flavors are nice yet are delicate, not in your face stout quality. The carbonation pulls away some of the subtle flavors that are enjoyable. The body could be more bold as well. This is still solid, well polished and well crafted. This just doesn’t scream "World Class" to me. This brew is worthy.
Beerathon (794) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts hold a bit of smokiness and the color is completely back with a nice fluffy head. Good stuff!
jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh, tap at rye and thyme, a unique beer, but one that isnt all that great. some slight toasted malt and light sweetness then drowned out by belgian yeast, hm okay.
mjpeterson812 (50) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber into tulip glass. (First had this on tap at Sarducci’s in Montpelier Vermont.)
Dark black pour with 2 fingers of thick tan head. Hints of ruby red when held to the light. Aromas of malt, chocolate, coffee, rubbing alcohol, toast, soy.
Medium body, creamy texture. Nicely carbonated, fairly lively for a stout.
I would recommend letting this warm before pouring/drinking. Flavors intensify and deepen with a bit of the chill off.
I think I enjoyed this more on tap, but still really good from the bottle. That being said, I got a bottle of this to cellar. Looking forward to seeing how it improves.
luttonm (1763) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, Boston. Creamy, roast coffee. Rich milk chocolate. Hop tartness at finish. Rich balanced beer with strong yeast character twisting the roasty stout notes.