alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - pours black with light tan head. mild dark fruit and tart aromas . Body is light. Taste brings some cocoa , faint smoke and sourness. Finishes with a little sweetness. Not bad. Very approachable .
Barnoloid (242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the first sip of this beer the trademark Brewery Vivant sour tang (presumably from the yeast used) becomes apparent. This is a really well made Belgian dark ale. Looks almost like a porter and provides a complex palate. Very enjoyable.
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice aroma which suggests roasted malt notes as well as dark fruits. I can see the suggestion of dark cherry on the tongue. I think this one would be better if the turned up the volume of ABV.
shrubber85 (7872) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Musty-yeasty orange peel and cocoa malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate light tan head. Musty, dry orange peel and light dark chocolate malt flavor. Minimal carbonation.
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown almost all black from the can with aromas of malt, roast, light esters, and some chocolate. Flavors are roast, chocolate, light earth some roast, a little yeast chocolate finish solid overall.
TThumper89 (11) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Maude's Taphouse. Expect a dark, sinister pour with roasted coffee notes, hints of black fruit dipped in chocolate, and a subtle smokiness. Quite good and very drinkable.
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DrSilverworm (6817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2oz taster on tap, at HopCat Broad Ripple. Totally hazy, dark brown red color. Bigger tan head, with good retention. Leaves good, thicker lace. Caramel malt, toffee, some chocolate, mild spicy. Little raisin, dark fruit. Moderate sweet taste, kind of dry. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Pretty nice, complex belgian amber ale. Great cocoa aromas to it.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of roasted malts with sweet dark grains, toffee and sweet dark fruits. Flavor has an odd combination of sweet fruits and dark grains and a hint of roasted malts.
Tmoney99 (10980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate yeast and dark toasted balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where surpassed.
b3shine (5737) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to snifter at Brewery Vivant. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with very light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, roast, and bit of Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells, but less robust, with a fairly thin mouthfeel. Solid, but smells better than it tastes.
BigBeer45 (1265) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Champanes,
this ale had a clear dark brown opaque pour and made a light tan and tan colored cover that receded quickly to a ring and a few small islands of bubbles,
the nose had aromas of roasted malt notes with coffee, dark fruit that resembled raisin and date, some faint smoke in the background and a little chocolate,
the flavors were roasted malt with a light roasted bitterness, a little bread crust and some dark fruit,
the finish had some dark fruit with roasted malt and a little sweetness but ends with some dryness,
the mouth feel was on the lighter side of medium, it had a bit of creaminess and average carbonation,
a dark fruit and dark roasted malt beer that was not as sweet or big as a dark Belgian strong ale, it was a nice drink.