Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a kind of thin looking, translucent, crimson-mahogany body. An ultra-thin, swirly film disappears completely, leaving thin wisps and tiny spots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruity up front, with notes of black cherry dominating underlying notes of licorice, oak, and roasted black patent malt. Dry, chalky yeast comes through quite prominently as well. Flavors follow suit, again more fruity-tart than stout-like, with cocoa powdered dark cherries ruling the day. Vinous oak and dry, earthy, chalky yeast lend a distinctly Belgian feel. The palate feels a little thin despite the big ABV, feeling quite dry overall. Weird brew, but tasty.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Pours dark and crimson with a small, bubbly, off-white head. Decent retention. Smells chocolaty, woody and acidic. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Equally bitter and acidic. A touch nutty and buttery. Not as sweet or chocolaty as I expected. Lengthy, tangy, mildly bitter finish.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight. Blackish red pour. Sour, roasted grain, oak barrel, cherry aroma very wine like. Chocolate malt, sour cherry oak flavor slightly tart. Again, lots of wine elements blended very well. Tasty.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Redlight. Funky funky. Dark brown, small head. Big oaky tannic presence comes through first, hitting the tongue and cheeks. The astringency is almost tart. Finish is dry but hints at sweet chocolate. Elements of fruitcake or candied fruit throughout. Neato.
Maria (9570) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The oak aged beer is black with a red hue and a creamy head. The aroma has strong notes of bourgogne barrel, roasted malt and yeast. The flavor has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, bourgogne barrel, yeast, licorice, caramel, plum and it is quite vinous and nice.
Plovmand (5712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium off white head. Very fruity aroma with some light roasted notes as well as a tart brett like thing. Powerful fruity flavour with some light roasted notes. Creamy texture.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Oak and wine-like aromas, dark cherries, blackberries, a slight tartness, aromas reminds me of 05 Bon Chien. Pours a dark reddish amber, not sure about these Belgian stouts, you can see right through em! Rich malts, caramel and milk chocolate, with wine-like raspberry and cherry notes, with a lot of oak and a very mild tart funk, very wine-like. It may not be a good imperial stout, but it freaking rocks. It really does remind me a lot of Abbaye du St. Bon Chien 05.
Dedollewaitor (12288) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer gathering, 2009. Pours muddy brown with a creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of vanilla, red wine, oak. Sticky , vinous and full palate. Taste is oak, caramel, yeast. Warmth. Nice.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown beer with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of coconut and vanilla oak, some wine notes, cocoa powder and caramel. Sweet caramel flavour with oak notes, and a tannin finish.
Skinnyviking (5956) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High creamy off-white lasting head. Hazy dark red brown body. Alcohol malt caramel vineous aroma. Heavily carbonated vineous malt caramel wood flavor with a long aftertaste.