glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a fine ale. Had this on tap and I was so pleased with the balence of this beer. It was strong but not overpowering. Had a large tan head that lasted through the session. flavour of malts and berries.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color with a fully foaming and long lasting head of foam. Intricate nose showcases notes of cocoa and roast, as well as dark fruit notes of syrah grapes and blackberries. Flavor has nice balance, but is perhaps a bit sweet. Similar notes as in the aroma, lots of sweet dark red fruit notes. Could have more dark malt notes to improve it. Overall, it’s a well made ale.
jeffe (3) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminds me of a roasty-tasting dubbel like Maredsous 8 but more so. Fruitiness of the yeast seems to outdo the roastiness, which is more present in the finish. Vanilla.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750 ml bottle. Perfectly black body with a persistent and stick to the glass dark tan head. The aroma was rich with some milk chocoalte and a little bit of chicory. There is also some roasted peanut. The taste has some light milk chocolate mixed with almonds. There is also a little bit of espresso, but it is faint and in the finish. Nicely done and good example of what I expect from this style.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, light sourness, smoke, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, Belgian yeast, nuts, chocolate, and coffee with a bitter finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark w/ a full lasting head and superb lacing. Aromas of cocoa and dark fruit. Medium nectar w/ creamy, expansive residual effers. Beautifully balanced flavors of cocoa and darkfruit intermingle w/ a moderate roast component. A striking hop profile bitters this to a classic level. The finish lingers. One awesome brew!
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of cream colored foamy finely sized quickly diminishing bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and an opaque dark brown colored body with bubbly carbonation. The aroma was of mild dirty feet and malt. The mouth feel was bubbly carbonated and tingly from start to finish,. The flavor contained notes of dark malt and soft hops. Not impressed.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is rich and roasty with some roasted malts and some chocolate underneath. Flavor has that distinct Belgian yeast taste mixed with a dark roasted flavor of coffee mixed with some chocolate, slight cream at the end, and a bitter roasted finish. Very nice.
Boutip (4436) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a large off-white foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some medium sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by some light chocolate roasted malt notes with a nice Belgian-style malt backbone. Average body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but I was expecting more complexity and maybe more chocolate, vanilla or maybe some ester. A bit like the Troubadour Obscura but with a heftier price tag.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with cloudiness. Nice aroma - roasty, chocolatey, and some mint notes and light phenols. Thick, rich chocolate and fudge. Quite full and sweet. Finishes rich. A fairly decadent brew with nice complexity.