alliance100 (842) - 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 .
Motobashi (100) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark black with a thin tan head. Active carbonation. Sweet caramel nose.Thin texture, with a mild porter flavour. Moderate lacing. Very slight bitterness. Overall, not bad but nothing overly special.
Jamesthebrit (308) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet. Coffee. Chocolate. Dry.
Looks ok. Gusher can. Little lacing. Dark Brown.
Lighter taste. Caramel sweetness. Subtle roasted coffee. Oaky.
Medium light body. No. Light. Carbonation dissipates quickly.
Overall really amazing combo of a stout porter plus a sweet Belgian. But lacking a bit in execution. Solid beer.
edgallow (2459) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, yeast and grain. Taste is the yeast up front and malty finish.
Patrickctenchi (4255) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head.
Cola, yeast, light chocolate aroma.
Taste is creamy, tangy cola, chocolate malt, yeast.
A bit vegetal.
Barnoloid (277) - 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 (3597) - 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 (8104) - 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 (3981) - 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 (7223) - 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.