Slipstream (2403) - USA - JUN 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a cask at Rattle n Hum. My first reaction was, wow, what is this stuff? Slightly vinous, smoky aroma. It tastes like a dark, roasty bock with a good amount of sweetness and a clean, hoppy close. There are touches of herbs and chocolate too. It is pretty complex and develops nicely on the palate. A very interesting and enjoyable brew.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle (batch 4) - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of some light esters. Roasted malt lingers a tad on the palate. The alcohol is noticeable at the finish. Medium body. A nice beer.
keepersj12 (3050) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Surprised? Big brown head that laces. Aroma is malt and bread. Taste is very complex. Coffee, chocolate, some smokiness in there,sweet and bitter. Finish is very dry and smooth with an alcohol bite. Mine said batch #9. Excellent.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely dark brown. Massive, rocky head. Complex nutty/yeasty aroma with slight peanut butter...? Surprisingly soft, malty flavor. Light metallic notes at finish.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with a white head and good lacing. smells like a sweet belgian with hints of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. tastes like a good string belgian and a stout, so sweet at beggining with a nice finishing flavor of smoked malts and coffee accent. good aftertaste.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle aged close to a year, pours a deep brownish/black with a larger foamy/pillowy off white head tha left spotty lacing. Aroma of molasses, tobacco, light smoke toffee, coffee, dark belgian chocolate, peppery and light fruity belgian yeast notes. Flavor of a belgian strong with a bunch of roasty malt character. Some dark chocolate and coffee notes. Hints of dark roasted nuts, spicy, earthy and yeasty. Hints of smoke and molasses. Very well done and quite enjoyable.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark body that is brown around the edges, very loose bubbled head. Roast chocolate nose with a musty note, and a fruit scent that carries the yeast note nicely. Fruity taste that turns to roast quickly and finishes burnt. Dusty flavor throughout, not all that pleasant, does not develop over time, same flavors at the end of the bottle as the beginning, gets a bit more yeasty, but the roast is just too dominant for me. Some smoky flavors. The fruity notes do not balance and the chocolate is just not strong enough. Very similar to hercule. A bit tart at some points. I have to start staying away from Belgian stout type beers yet to find one I enjoy.
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Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during Deliriumfest’s Graduation tasting in Maplewood, MN and shared by Delirium. From a 750 ml bottle pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a foamy off-white head that has excellent retention. Aroma of toasted dark malts, chocolate, some coffee, molasses and a touch of black licorice. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, some coffee and a touch of black licorice. Finish is semi-sweet with a mild sweet toasted dark malt and flowery bitter aftertaste that slowly disappears.
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malty aroma... Deep black in color.... Some initial sweetness to complement the roasted malts and hints of espresso.. Coffee flavor lingers on the palate... Great beer.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a strange beer. Black pour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor is mildly chocolaty with some coffee notes. tastes great up front, but then it almost disappears. It doesn’t really have a finish at all. Odd. Still, not bad.