TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of spice, pepper, toffee and tobacco. Medium bodied with lush carbonation.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with thin head. A quite unique taste. Light spice, cocoa, coffee and citrus.
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big White head, like an Irish dry stout, a little milky, roasty, and creamy. No Belgian qualities that I can taste. On tap at the 12 South Winter Warmer beer festival in Nashville, TN.
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Diamond during the Brooklyn Ghost Bottles event. This beer was aged in Elijah Craig barrels - should this be a different beer than the regular Cuvee Noire? Anyway. Pours brown with a thick, beige head. Cocoa and burnt toast in the nose. Very sweet flavor, plenty of alcohol, a bit of wood and liquor. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Big warming finish, woody with hard alcohol, mild roast, slight earth. Heavy on the Elijah character, so if you like that, you’re on.
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. No label , bottle conditioned aged in Elijah Craig Barrels Whaaaat.
Pulled out at a beer dinner on the Biltmore Estate Thanks Garret Oliver
aroma of coconut, basement , leather, alcohol, banana, woody, coffee, toast. A nice ivory head poured in a wine glass.Lingering mouth coating the palate with dried fruit and warming effect of bourbon!!!! over all well balanced good beer
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, belgian yeast, and plums. The flavor has roasted malts, sweet Belgian sugars, yeast, chocolate, and dark fruit favoring plums. On the dry side with a mild bitterness at the finish.
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a dark brown color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains some caramel, spice, and chocolate. The flavor is rather malty with some alcohol presence. I taste some caramel, dark fruit, molasses and spices. Overall this was a nice beer!
blipp (6326) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Light roasty and sweet malty aroma, with a hint of coffee and spicy yeasty notes. The flavor has roasted malt, light sweet caramel, dark fruits, and spicy yeasty notes. Good stuff.
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the blind tiger. Didnt fancy this one. Very zesty and orange like aroma. Seems to be closer to a dark saison. Slight sourness
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark black. No head. Smells orange, yeast and grains. Taste is more like a dark saison to me. Really easy drinking. I like it a lot