Patrickctenchi (2500) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a a dark tan head....looks like a stout.
Head dissipates quickly.
Dark fruit, chocolate aroma.
Flavour is roasted, vanilla, sweetened-coffee.
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, near opaque, red-brown. Modest and brief light tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, dried cherries, medium chocolate, and, if you wait for it, cloves and vanilla. Medium body, with a soft, centrist blend of bitter and roasted grain. Great drinkable beer, lots of character without intensity
BMMillsy (963) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Pours dark brown, nearly black with a small kahki head. Almost looks like a stout or thick porter. Aroma is very dark fruit, some yeast and spice, and maybe a hint of chocolate and, strangely, some smoke. Flavor is all fruits, with some banana, raisin, and fig. Them some strange roastiness. Medium mouthfeel with moderate to light carbonation. A touch bitter on the finish. Interesting, and not sure how to classify this one. It is unique, but a little weird. As I get further into it, itís very hard to get it down. Honestly, this ended up a drainpour (but admittedly, I already downed a DIPA bomber and a 12 oz impy).
ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown with small mocha head but decent lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits, roasted malts, caramel, anise, and chicory. Taste is sweet with a drier finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with minimal carbonation. Body is medium to full. A very good, if unclassifiable dark beer from a favorite brewery.
MadRobin (1403) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque dark brown with small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, raisins, molasses and yeast.
Taste of smokey roasted malt, dark fruit, molasses and chocolate malt. Tastes like a smokey dubbel.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - STLCOB tasting) black with tan head. Slightly sweet fruity roast malt aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, some dark fruits.
olr1984 (712) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black with very minimal tan head. Malty aroma with strong coffee. Vanilla coffee and dark fruits taste.
wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extra from polomagnifico...nice one, Ryan! Dark brown mahogany. No head or lacing. Nose had some eucalyptus on opening that faded then sweet malt and belgian notes. Rock candy and burnt caramel, slight medicinal tinge, then dark roast and coffee. Quite complex with round mouthfeel. Reminiscent of Grimbergen Dubbel but with stout-like qualities of bitter coffee.
Bjshades (150) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black, slight chocolate aroma, sweet chocolate malt flavor, good overall
Darwenus (446) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darker than I expected for a beer in a bottle with a pink label. The aroma is strong, chicory and anise, but thereís also a plastic tone to the smell that I didnít like. I didnít notice that in the flavor, though. Strong and spicy, with a bit of cloves and figs. Pretty good.