Tonkun (610) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark but not pitch black pour with a big beige head. Espresso, roasted almond, caramel. Well balanced but strong carbonation. Medium silky body with slight sweet and bitter finish. Well done
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured brown, almost black, thick beige head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was caramel, some chocolate and some yeast/grain and some spice. Very good tasting beer spices and malts are nicely balanced, coffee notes, quite enjoyable. Like it a lot.
BMMillsy (1153) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ava’s in Easton. Poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with some ruby showing through the light, not particularly dark for a stout. Aroma of yeast, candi sugar, some chocolate, spice. Flavor follows with a similar profile: candi sugar and yeast, some light chocolate, sweet and spice finish. This tastes closer to a Belgian Strong Dark ale than any stout, but good in that vein. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation, rather light for a stout. Overall this was a pretty good beer but not one to go for if you’re looking for a creamy stout. Definitely Belgian inspired.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: pours a dark, dark coffee crown with murky clarity. Thin, fine foam cap forms on the surface and stick around for the duration.
S: lots of candy, raw sugar smell. Sweet roated malts are light on the nasal passage and offer up some backgrounds of nuts, earthy noble hops. Pretty good.
T: Less sweet than anticipated. Anise, cloves, coffee, dry roasted malts. Really nice. Finish is short lived, but strong like I were drinking an americano. Yum!
M: Medium bodied with near high carbonation. Spritely and alive on the tongue up front, but nearly creams while falling over the oropharyngeal aspect. Good.
O: This is a very well crafted beer. Happy to see Allagash making more and more delicious beers. Just wish my pocket book could handle them.
Serving type: bottle
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark black pour, light head, aroma was a light roast, taste was light roast with a bit of beilgian yeast charactor, a nice clean taste, nice offering
Kita (871) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 0.355l. Clear dark brown color with small creamy light brown head and fair lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, strong coffee with smokey, woody and nutty notes.Taste starts with moderate sweet chocolate, coffee and heavy roasted malt, following is mild sour and grainy, while finish is light bitter. Full body, creamy texture and lively carbonation in palate. Rich and smooth beer, brewed to perfection...
VinegarStroke (210) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml): dark brown, clear, with deep tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, cocoa. Off dry palate, not sour, medium bitterness. Very dense silky and long. Massive power. Slightly ashy on the finish but the rest of the flavors are great. Very long and great texture. Great balance.
ThreeCats (531) - ISRAEL - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark reddish brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of lots of cocoa and roast. Taste very roasty and cocoa-y as well, with an odd flavour that’s probably the Belgian yeast. Smokey finish with dry roastiness. Interesting.
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth taste with chocolate overtones. This beer was served in a bottle.
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ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: November 29, ’13 on draft into a snifter at the Black Friday event @ Kraftrwork, Philly.
A: Strong Belgian ale smell of dark fruit and spices with dark chocolate and cocoa notes lurking around.
A: Damn near pitch black with a couple fingers of tan head and very nice lacing.
T: The Belgian sweetness is noticeable but the chocolate flavor is the star of the show. Chocolate fades a little bit as it warms and some dark, fruity sweetness shows up.
P: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: A rich and somewhat sweet Belgian with enough dark roasted grains to be a bit more stout than dark strong. TONS of flavor.