Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Springslicker’s Fish Fry ’09. Bottle 1265 of 1750. Very dark brown pour with small tan head. Dark roast and raspberry aroma. Flavor isn’t quite as good. Maybe even a little vegetal. But pretty good i think.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
How is this beer so well rated? This beer is a mess. Bomber shared by joey, smokepot23, thanks dude! Pours black with a tan ring. Nose has some sweet malt notes and tunafish, yup its tuna fish, messed up. Taste is slightly razzy, with more tunafish. blech!
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with no head. Nice whiff of raspberry and coffee and some red wine notes. Flavor is some raspberry mixed with coffee, plus some smokey note and some chocolate, as well. Like a good stout with a just a touch of fruit. Sampled at Springslicker’s Fish Fry.
lb4lb (2556) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ROBORB. Thanks! Pours dark and almost black with a creamy short lived light tan head. Smell is chocolate, tobacco, graham crackers and raspberries. Nice looking beer and unique smell. Taste is dry, and tart with a bit of roasty char, and dark fruity raspberry. More like an ashy stout with dry fruit flavor than a belgian ale, I thought, but I definitely prefer it that way. Really unique flavor and a light tobacco and ashy bitterness to it as well. Medium to full body and a smooth mouthfeel overall. Really enjoyable stuff!
emacgee (4174) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 from Whole Foods Chapel Hill. Pours a very nice very dark black with a two finger creamy chestnut head. I gotta say, this is an auspicious pour. The aroma is a tad grainy, has a dubbel feel to it, risty, mild sweetness, a hint of raspberry comes through in the aroma, mild alcohol with warmth. The flavor is very interesting in that it is very progressive and has definitive stages. Begins with a nice upfront raspberry flavor (real raspberries!) and then gives way to dark roasty malts and some coffee character and finishes with a warming alcohol bite and bitter chocolate. Palate is bitter and roasty and it finishes warm and fruity. Interesting.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Big O
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: earthy dark malt aroma, light roasted, woodsy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light roast, dark chocolate, winey sweet fruit
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, fruity aroma, Pours black with a moderate, tan head. Fair, sour, raspberry flavor with a bitter aftertaste.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tyler’s. Didn’t think I’d like this but ordered quickly so as not to have to wait for the waitress to come back. However, I was surprised. This beer won me over because it wasn’t too sweet. Nice flavors of bitter chocolate and the nice bitter flavor of raspberries. Toasty and creamy and bitter more than fruity and sweet. Hid the alcohol very well. Wouldn’t drink tons of it, but would try now and again. Try it if you can.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Black body, brown head, some lacing. Aroma is raspberry, and not much else, but I can detect some roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is similar, but there is no yeastiness that I would suspect, and the raspberry is subdued in the flavor. Still, this is a very tasty beer, and I would drink it again. NOTE TO BREWER: ADD BLACKBERRIES, and you are my friend for LIFE!!!!
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Milltown. Poured black with a tan head that fades leaving nothing, not even a lace, half way through. Boo. Oh well, nose is pretty nice with roasted malts, cocoa, and a hint of raspberry. Flavor follows with the nose and the body is a little thinner than you’d expect form the nose. This not a belgian ale. Not even close. Its closer to a sweet stout if anything. There is nothing "Belgian" about this beer. Not a huge disappointment, but just needs a renaming so it doesn’t throw people off. Alcohol pretty well hidden.