Tmoney99 (12990) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla, spice and small alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
smroush (184) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of plum, heavy malt, chocolate, bread, roasted aromas and a touch of coffee. A generalized bitterness typical of a stout.
Color is almost black with a small light brown head.
Taste is a candy sugar sweetness and the generalized bitterness.
Body is somewhat full, but not all that much for a stout. Average carbonation and a long finish with plum, chocolate, carbonation, sweetness and the general bitterness.
Overall I like the Belgium take on a stout - it’s an ok stout with the chocolate, roasted flavors, bread and touch of coffee, but what really makes it interesting is the candy sugar and plum. Different and fairly nice...
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, caramel, some brownie, hints of coffee notes into a bit of anise, slight spice. Taste was a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee notes into a bit of anise, slight dark fruit, spice notes, finishing fairly sweet. Pretty nice.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewery Vivant on 1/29/16. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and Belgian esters. Malty and chocolatey flavor with caramel accents before an estery finish.
Thechasm442 (611) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can to tulip. Black with a thin mocha head that quickly goes away leaving decent lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood, and dark fruits. Flavor is roasted barley, coffee beans, cocoa, anise, oak, vanilla, and hints of dark stone fruits. Thick and very filling. Alcohol hidden well. Great beer.
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy sugars and syrupy feel. Sweet and bitter. Dark black coloring. Nice barrel taste, but so thick. Bottle
chucklemation (1172) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity, estery Belgian yeast, chocolate, and some roast. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, roast, and hints of the Belgian yeast. Has a nice full body. The Belgian part isn’t dominant, but there’s just enough to give some interesting character. Good.
bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Jeremy! Pours opaque black, small tan head, creamy with good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, faint rubber, molasses. Flavor is very light tart; tangy, roasty, rich, cherries, a bit of herbal. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Jet black center, only a sliver of deep brown at the extremities with a leathery, tan head on top. Aroma of caramel filled, Belgian chocolate, rich & milky with a sweet creaminess about it. Light marshmallow, brown sugar, & perhaps even a bit of coconut... Or vanilla. Smells like a candy bar. Similar flavors of milk chocolate, light caramel, brown sugar, & a slight hint of mallow foam come out, only now they’re joined by a dark fruity & prune aspect that toes the line between sweet & lightly tart. Pure, Belgian cocoa finish with underlying notes of sweet cream. Full bodied, though not quick thick or chewy. Really enjoyable.
paintedmaple (654) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...silky, black satin pour with a great mouthfeel. Lots going on in this beer...the usuals coffee, cocoa, and roasted malts, but some Belgian funk, sweet earth, and doughy yeast as well. Fantastic.