andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour schooner at the brewery. Pours a dark reddish copper color with a tan fizz head. Mild dark fruit aroma. Belgian inspired beer as its described, but it tastes as belgian as they get. Complex flavor, with dark fruit, belgian yeast, and rich malt. Very nice combo of flavor going here. Has a plum like fruity finish, and has a finish that shows it’s strength. A bit of a mind blowing beer for me here. Very special brew.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just had this on tap somewhere and I’ve already forgot where. Hints of plums and toffee all over the nose. Flavors are similar with added elements of milk chocolate and a hint of burnt toast. Decent. Would love to try the BA version.
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBP. Pours a clear but very dark brown with a dense and creamy light tan head. Fruity nose, lots of sweet caramel and some dark pitted tree fruit. Creamy heavy body with soft slow carb. Dark sweet caramel and dark pitted tree fruit on the mid palate--almost chocolatey in the background, almost like a stout in body and the color is dark enough to hint at stoutiness too. Very nice big heavy one.
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at SB. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a small tan head on there. Nose is effectively missing from this beer, as I couldn’t even smell it with my nose in the glass. Taste is slightly sweet, with some caramel in there as well as some candied fruit.
jsnicholas (519) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at black raven. Dark but fairly clear. No head. Tastes like toasted semisweet chocolate. Pretty good.
Prufrockstar (1984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Raven.
Aroma: Dark fruit; like a stronger, fruitier version of their scotch ale. chocolate and leather.
Appearance: Dark ruby brown, clear, no head.
Taste: Dark, sweet fruits; little hop presence; sweet; rich; some alcohol burn, some caramel, some oxidation.
Palate: Syrupy texture; full body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Rich sipper. Interested in trying the bourbon version.
Bfpierce (10) - - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer on tap in Redmond wa. Unique fruity dark beer. Love it. Quite strong.
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OldMrCrow (2406) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Deep copper pour, limited head. Aroma of scotch and scotch tape. (More like bourbon, really, but I thought myself clever for the phrase). Fairly sweet, entirely drinkable though not a standout in the style.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one is Nice. Smooth dark Belgian. I'm getting fruity notes, but not overly sweet, and fitting for its deep ruby color. Almost a chocolate aroma, but could be tobacco. Belgian tangy ness comes in a bit later, but sticks around. Some smokiness too -- quite a bit going on; complex! Easy drinking, and not particularly carbonated. Highly recommended! Sampled from bottle purchased at brewery on release day, 2013. A.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Black Raven, advertised as 9.9%Pours a dark red/brown. Tastes sweet with hints of raisins and ends sweet, but very alcoholic with hints of bourbon which become overwhelming as it warmed up.