topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured brown with a brown head. Aroma of dark sugar, ripe dark fruits, and chocolate. Flavor is rich roasty malt, caramel, wood, and some smoke with a lightly bitter finish.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Dark amber beer with a light tan head. Sour, light green apple aroma. Sour flavor with some caramel malt, light green apple, and light acetic notes. Medium bodied. Sourness lingers with light oak, green apples, and light malt.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel Aged - On tap at the BN Brews Festival 1/30/10
Appearance: Dark brown with a tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Oak, sweet malts, caramel
Taste: Caramel, oak, sweet malts, yeast
This is a great beer. This was one of the best beers I had at the festival.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of vinous, cocoa, roasted grain, raisins, black licorice, molasses, and light smoke. Flavor of dates, wood, yeast, and roasted malt with mild bitterness in the finish.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque dark brown pour with a thin dark tan head. Nos and flavor go very brown sugar and caramel. Smooth palate.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy light brown head. Distinct aroma of strong licorice. Quite full-bodied, lots of hard roasted malt and fruit and again licorice. Hard roasted malt finish. Unusual but delicious. 110709
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/29/09. Pours solid brown, foamy tan head. Nice roasted nut aroma with touch of yeast. Well balanced sweetness with funky yeast flavor and a light smoked caramel finish. Great dark belgian.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and complex Belgian yeast fruity. Sweet fruity yeasty and with a nice roasted malt flavour. Very fruity yeasty. Lasting fruity phenolic and sweet finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: July 11, 2009
Appearance: clear dark brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: smokey chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, nice smoke, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the pub on the RBSG Bus Tour. Nose was smoky, caramel, and molasses. Black with a medium beige head. Flavor was lightly smoky and sweet, with a background note of smoked salmon.