DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$3 single at Binny’s, April 2011. Beer is more of a porter brwon, although markedly darker. Nice foamy head. Sweet candi sugar smell permeates the room as I’m typing. Taste is very sweet, but immediately a tart backwash comes in. Plenty of fizz that helps mix in the tastes. Pretty loaded with hops, even if the bottle’s 2 years old and it’s the Challenger and East Kent Goldings (that’s what the label says). Gets a little gassy just halfway through. Some dark roast malt to it. Doesn’t quite play well with its dark Kandi sugar (again, from the label). This is simply kind of… strange. Which is what makes it a Belgian beer.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl from Willems - Grobbendonk (B). Black beer with red-brown refections. Dangerous cause gushing like a geyser. It remains ... 1 dl in the bottle. Acid and sour nose, roasted malt, chocolate, dates. The taste is similar, well acidic, hints of dry fruits, small fruits, choc, vanilla, coffee and wood, Alvinne yeast. Brown of Flanders malted and sweetened. Only well because out of standard.
Enjoyit (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet liqurice, prunes, alcohol and weak notes of chocolate. A flavor of sweets and liqurice.
Aniela (2804) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Black beer with a small biege head. Vanilla, licorice, sweet, chocolate, plumsand raisins aroma. Simliar flavour but a bit to much alcohol flavour...
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, roasted, cocoa, milky, mint, milk chocolate, licorice, candy, raisins, figs, yeasty notes, some plum. Malty flavor, roasted, yeasty, plums and figs, some raisins, chocolate, sourish, vinous, chocolate, licorice, some candy. Decent body and with a malty vinous finish that also brings chocolate, mint and yeast.
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Unbelievable gusher, but there was a tag to warn me. Even so, wasn’t well enough prepared. Dark chocolate brown with massive golden bubbly head that diminishes fairly quickly apart from when pouring! Aroma is chocolate, boozy sharpness, creamy sweetness, classic alvinne aroma. Not that different from Morpheus dark as far as I can remember but maybe a bit drier and with some bitterness. Taste is nice. Chocolate, bit of mars bar. Initial boozy hit of sweetness. Finish is dry and a touch bitter, dark chocolate. Very full on.
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Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a foamy thin black. Aroma is roasty and yeasty. The flavour is lot of funk, its like a sour stout almost, it is really quite yum
Imaena (2003) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This has lots of sour flavors running through it. Thin body and complex roast malt finish. A really interesting stout that is definitely worth trying at least once.
BVery (7604) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Blue Max. Deep mahogany pour with a huge head - somewhat of a gusher. Chocolate and sour fruit elements - pretty tasty.
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Deep woody brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is terribly metallic -- copper to be exact -- with hardly any beer character. Flavor is a big improvement: brown sugar and fermented red fruits, charred bread and burnt caramel. Dry finish. Not really that good.