luttonm (1767) - 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.
AWISLguy (934) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shrug? Loving the software killing my original rating. Bottle from DiCarlo/Arminetti in Mundelein. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has cocoa and caramel with tangy spices, a bit earthy. Taste is sweetish choco/caramel, tangy spices. Medium bodied. Shrug? Not sure what else was said. Not great.
Dedollewaitor (13028) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kihoskh. Pours dark ruby brown with a creamy head and lacings. Nutty and fruity nose with a touch of ashes and roast. Flavor has lots of dark fruit such as prune and raisins. Nutty, chocolately and caramellic as well. Smooth.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany and is capped with a frothy beige head. Belgian yeast and Candi sugar is in the forefront while light toasty notes float lazily behind. An ample dose of spicy hops hops keeps the sweetness anchored.
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Rich roasted malt aroma with licorice and coffee, bitter chocolate. Some Belgian-like esters and a hint of lactose. Dark brown-black clear with thin tan head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with carbonic bite, rich roasted barley and licorice. Mild bitter chocolate and coffe with bitter-sweet finish. Fizzy carbonic after with nutty sweetness.
Defreni (2222) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Brunsort klar øl med et stort sumhoved. Duften er eksotisk krydderi en smule kaffe og sødlig malt. Man kan virkelig smage forsøget og vel og mærke det succesfulde forsøg på at genskabe kolonitiden. Eller snarere 1890erne. Virkelig en fin lille øl.
artmcd8 (1088) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cola brown color with an off white head. Aroma of coffee and sour Belgian yeast. Taste is roasty but not overly powerful. Thin feel and medium carbonation.
gmb5127 (181) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a strong Belgian ale aroma. The style does it justice, it tastes like a mix between a Belgian ale and a stout.
Bamaboy1975 (194) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/15/2013. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, pear, apple, raisin, clove, pepper, toast, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pear, apple, clove, pepper, raisin, toast, light char, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pear, apple, clove, pepper, raisin, toast, light char, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a crisp, moderately prickly, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian stout style. All around nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
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solidfunk (2613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good but not as good as the barrel-aged version I had at the brewery. Pours dark brown with good lacing and head. Dark chocolate and roast malt. Nice stuff. Tap at Novare Res.