manglorious42 (1) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged beer for 7 months and it rounded out nicely, removing the sharp notes I previously experienced
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from House of Bottles in Marengo, IL, served a bit below cellar temp in a Chouffe tulip. Pours a very dark molasses color, nearly opaque, with a massive light crŤme brulee head that takes minutes to dissipate, leaving mostly clean glass as it decays...light yeasty nose with touches of toffee, faint grapiness...sweet body offers candy or brown sugar and a growing roasty character, with again fairly light yeast throughout, turning to somewhat bitter, a touch drier (thought still somewhat sweet) and burnt at the finish...milky texture to the mouthfeel, strong-ish, lively carbonation. As the description says, itís more like a stout than a dubbel I think. Pretty decent overall.
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inky, with khaki head. Nice semi-sweet raisiny, leathery, peaty aroma. Dark fruit, raisins, dates, a bit dusty, mildly acidic but buffered, some smoky notes, maybe some cocoa. Creamy mouthfeel. A little creosote at the end. Quaffable and quite good. On tap, Gaines Street Pies.
jrodooo5 (1508) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely black pour w/ reddish hues that has a retaining tan head & good lacing. The aroma rich, roasty, & bold. The flavor is a cross of a stout & black ipa. Itís roasty, hoppy, & rather complex. The body is chewy yet still quite drinkable at 7.5%. Tasty & overall a very good beer!
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are malts, some spices, and some roast.
Evolutionary (472) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from andersons. Nose is malty and rich. Smooth body for an ale and more like a porter. Well balanced. Starts with smoky cocoa and malt fullness and morphs to bit of nuts and dark sugars and cherry. Pretty good.
hershiser2 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown. Pours deep reddish brown with a small tan head. Smells of black cherry, bubblegum, metal. Taste is light metal, light glue, but nice dark cherry and other dark fruits, clove, earth, wood. Nice.
dlovell2 (1802) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a mocha colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, and a light clove yeastiness. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruit. Finishes with dried plums and Belgian yeast. Really nice!
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a Belgian tulip. The aroma is initially a roasty and chocolate blend with undertones of nuts. coffee comes through eventually, then turns to a fruity, fig and dates tone with a woody spice. It pours a rich, deep mahogany with soft, brown foam that has a great amount of retention and leaves a dense lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium low bitter blend. It?s smooth, with foamy, soft carbonation. The texture is like that of a light weight syrup with a medium body. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and cream soda are noted first with a mild woody spice, nuts, and a bit of mocha. It finishes smooth with cacao, then vanilla, root beer, raisin, spices, a light leather, and some coffee notes tha arise late with a sweet, sugary grape jelly. The aftertaste is smokey and sticky with chocolate and a late molasses and sarsaparilla.
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of smokey malt. Appearance is lifeless dar, with a bit of head. Taste is roasted malt. Smooth. Good.
VastActiv (5733) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Originally rated 20160212. Colour is dark brown with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetnss, ripe fruits, Belgian yeast and malts. Pretty good for American dubbel.