DiarmaidBHK (3395) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at mill town. Pours black with a thin khaki head. It coats the glass with lacy goodness. I get a bit of tartness from the cranberries on the nose. Very tart on the tongue. The cranberry lingers on the finish. Itís an interesting experiment but I donít know if Iíd want another.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark black with two fingers of coffee tan head. Nose shows fruit skins, coffee, a touch of acetaldehyde and roast. Toasty flavor with peppery phenolics and a drying quality.
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at The Farmhouse, Burlington, VT. fuller bodied black pour, roasted malts, chocolate, red wine, cranberries. liked but didnt love it.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Maxís Belgian fest. Dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of deeply roasted coffee and cocoa. Taste is nice roast and subtle berries in a great combination. Very nice.
Goodgrief (1790) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 33 West, Dover. Dark pour, thin frothy head. Aroma of cocoa. Deep cocoa flavor with roasted malts and a subtle fruitiness. This finished with a tart, almost sour zing...I didnít have the "cranberry" description as I was drinking it...but that makes sense. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. This was very good.
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is cocoa, roasted malt, and a slight tart finish. Wouldn't say I could pick out cranberry if I didn't know about it, but it does give it a nice dry finish and slight tart. Very full flavored and balanced. Doesn't taste nearly as strong as it is. Really a nice stout.
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solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some nice musk, and a substantial note of burnt smoke with some coffee. Very bitter finish with mix of smoke and burnt taste. Black without much head or lacing. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.
baraciisch (1885) - USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black with foamy creamy tan head.... Aroma of roasted malts, light cranberry... Flavor is mostly dark roasted malts, hints of cranberry sweetness throughout... Hint of Belgian specialty grains, yeast on finish... Solid but not terribly exciting
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bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma roasted malt, coffee and chocolate and a little fruity. Full body. Some warming alcohol. Flavor mostly sweet roasted malt, nutty, mocha, slight fruitiness I guess. Overall good balance and nice rich flavors.
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a darker brown with a white head
Aroma was of dark chocolate, wine,and cranberries. Flavor was similar, roasted, a little tart from the cranberries, well integrated.