alliance100 (712) - 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 .
deyholla (6714) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 (10816) - 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 (5574) - 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 (1259) - 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.
demitriustown (1077) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint can: Aroma is dark fruit, hints of dark malt and somewhat of a yeast note. Appearance is a black pour with a thick tan head that linger for a while. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, malts, and yeast. Palate is lightly stick in the mouthfeel and a lingering dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, Decent stuff but nothing special. Cheers!
mikedR (1270) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid balanced dubbel-like Belgian. Good yeast notes. Nice dark fruit notes. Nothing calls out for attention here, but nothing is less than good either.
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aromas of sweet malts and subtle dark fruits. Flavor is thin and watery compared to what I was hoping for. Just not much going on. Unoffensive but also underwhelming.
eaglebones (33) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours dark brown with tall tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, yeast, and chocolate. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet of dark fruits and tart, with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
loganrem (3) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer on tap at brewery vivant. Tasted strongly of dark fruits and molasses. Very good overall, would have again.
flatmatt (1129) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can. Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma is roasty at first, but is more so dominated by dark fruit (grape), molasses, hints of iron and medicinal cherry. Flavor leans more on the roasty cocoa, but still a fair amount of molasses and dark fruit (both raisin and grape). Pretty nice, though I somewhat wish the fruit flavors were increased.