Bulk_Carrier (2434) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a very dark brown, almost black and yields the same color body in my chalice. A small soft filmy one centimeter tan head appears and dies within fifteen seconds. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. No lacing is seen. The smell is very complex and inviting with some dark chocolate coming in very lightly along with some banana and raisins. The taste brings back the dark chocolate, banana and raisins yet also has a bit of roasted coffee. The alcohol comes out a bit as the beer warms. The palate is about a medium to heavy with nothing bad on the tongue. It gets pretty creamy and the carbonation is light all around. Overall, I’m glad I tried it and am pretty sure I would have this again.
AdamJackson (3225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black with a 1 finger head. Very roasty aroma, sweet, coffee, creamy milk like aroma. Much too sweet for me. Coffee, cream, milk, roasted taste, some burnt sugars.
mfhennig (73) - - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, nice tan head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Tastes of roast coffee and spice. Smooth creamy texture, nicely carbonated. A very pleasant surprise as I am not a big fan of Belgian style beers.
bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really dark brown pour with no notable head. Aroma of belgian waffles, sweet chocolate, a bit of sweeter fruit. Average carbonation, really clean effervescent finish. Taste of chalky grain, a bit of ashy/mesquite smoke, melon, malty chocolate, belgian yeast, deeply roasted coffee.
theMuscle76 (4) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle black with a sandy colored head. Aroma is of alcohol and slight coffee. Light and somewhat bubbly on the tongue, first hint is of coffee finishing with chocolate and malt.
Chalumeaux (169) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle black with brown foamy head. Aromas of belgian yeast coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and cocoa with a smooth grain feel slightly bitter at the end. A drinkable but not memorable beer.
berkshirejohn (4903) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. A hazy dark chestnut pour with a ring of beige head; oaty aroma with a touch of chocolate; silky milk chocolate taste, with a sweet grainy body, and a pleasant bitterness; the finish is dry with obvious alcohol and some coffee grounds.
woodychevy (558) - - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk Downtown downstairs. Pours dark and imposing- decent head. Typical dark beer notes- roast, chocolate, coffee with the Belgian notes subtle but effective. Medium to big mouthfeel and really smooth. Perfect for a cold winter’s night.
bennetporter (178) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black from a bottle with a small khaki head with large bubbles, quickly dissipating. Aroma is of licorice or anise. Flavor is a very slightly smoky coffee and cola. Good beer.
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off white head that is 2 1/2 fingers in depth and dissapates quickly. Mahogany Brown in color with that amber hues. Not getting much in the aroma, just some funky earth notes. The taste is better. The taste has a definite roasty character with dark chocolate present throughout. Also getting a nutty character in this beer. The mouthfeel is a little thinner then I would like. Not a bad beer, but I was expecting more.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Near black with one finger head. Surprisingly thin pour for a stout, but has plenty of chocolate malt flavor and light belgian yeast. Decently complex. Would have this again.