drfabulous (6675) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Very dark pour. Chocolate notes with some cherry. No real funk or tartness, which is fine, but different from what I expected. Not sure why it’s called Belgian Strong Ale.
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is sour funk, cherry, dark fruit. I like it a lot. But the flavor is Belgian esters, dark fruit. Less sour funk. More sweet. Good.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can:   Black, moderate foamy beige head, little to no lacing.   Roasted malt and somewhat citrusy
hop nose.   Warming up front, tart, roasty, a bit lemony, with a citrusy hop background.   Seems fairly
tart as it is creating that salivary response that very tart or sour ales tend to do.   It kinda reminds me of
a very tart or sour Black IPA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Tart roasty finish.   I suppose its a
little musty, but also shows some campfire and ash.   Interesting beer overall, its like a tart Black IPA, with
a bit of mustiness.   Certainly unique.
Beerman6686 (6399) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, dark fruit, roast, and metal. Flavor similar, disappointing given the name.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color. No tartness whatsoever. Funk on top of roast. Not bad. Thanks BJ!
AirForceHops (6303) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16 oz can thanks to Willrunforbeer. Dark brown color, fast dying head. Aroma starts with a good amount of roasty hints, mild Berry type hint and light smoke.
Flavor is an odd mix of smoke, with a sour grain base. Lacto bacteria type notes. Yeah, I guess the 90 plus degree fermentation really did some off the wall stuff to this brew. Personally I really don’t enjoy this brewery yeast strain. Just my taste, hard for me to enjoy this. I got to go against the grain here... Just not good at all.
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. pours coca cola black with a beige head. Aroma is burnt, roasty, a hint of cherry. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, sour cherry. I’m not sure why they thought that fermenting this at 90 degrees was a good idea.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap, dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cherry, raspberry, some nice lemony tart notes into a bit of roast, some molasses, dried fruit, candied fruit and caramelized sugars. Taste was a mix of molasses, dark fruit, rum soaked raisin into some slight woody, earthy notes into a bit of tart cherry, some berry, finishing slightly sweet, slightly tart. Pretty nice.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7021-20150111] 1pt can. Tart roasted dark fruit aroma. Dark brown cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Tart dark fruity plum roast flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml can
While a little expensive the description and name made this beer a must purchase. The outcome was nothing short of world class. If you are fortunate enough to run across a can or draft don’t wait. This beer lives up to everything that Michigan beer is capable of.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid chocolately brown base sweeps into the shaker. Sharp beige head is dense and oily. Bittersweet chocolate and rich malts linger with a sweet dessertlike profile. Velvety smooth, it blossoms over time.
Flavor / Palate - Tangy raspberries, chocolate, and a latent sharp tang burst onto the tongue with a sharp presence. Crisp and bright, it feels a bit like someone soured an imperial stout. If Brewery Vivant were my local I’d have no qualms about drinking it regularly.