ClarkVV (5214) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery, 10/29/15.
Deep mahogany and ebony mix with lighter cola edges and reasonable clarity. Dark beige head atop is small and fades to a ring.
Hazelnut, cocoa, vanilla and softly fruity esters in the nose all play nicely, though the dry, lightly bitter cocoa does assert itself. Not an incredible strength of aroma, unfortunately, but what is there is enjoyable. No alcohol, no flaws.
Sweet caramel and baker’s chocolate bitterness provide a good bittersweet balance. Cola, vanilla and light nuttiness through the middle, ending with just a touch of coffee, more caramel and light vanilla. Lively carbonation and a watery but not under malted texture with no alcohol or flaw. 1554 eat your heart out....
weitz15 (529) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of mild chocolate and some hop notes. Pour is oily brown with a tan cream head. Flavor is mild chocolate, mild hops, with very intermediate carbonation.
Chudwick (2704) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Because Andy insisted. Draft at brewery - dark for the style. Malty for the style. Chocolate and tobacco. Not what I come to expect from the style and this is a good thing. Distinct
AndyReynolds (1081) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. As the older large lady with the gizzard neck takes another bite of her crêpes, Mr Chudwick speaks of bubblegum in his Trippel de Ripple. I smell metallic notes right off the bat, but I also get the typical Belgian yeast with a bit more complexity. On the palate, it gets complex as all get out. Notes of cigar tobacco, leather, aged cedar?, dark fruit, other stuff, & such. I was not expecting, especially based on the aroma, for this beer to be a mind blower, but fuck...just fuck. Maybe I am just loosing it.
Travlr (19887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Reddmption. Clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is sourdough brownie dough. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (5714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black...with a small tan head.
Chocolate, light licorice, yeast aroma.
Flavour is slightly lactic, chocolate malt, Belgian yeast.
Creamy and mild....
Could easily be mistaken for a stout.
shrubber85 (9997) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dusty, yeasty chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet chocolate malt and musty yeast flavor. Nice - very stout-like.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of sourdough, toasted rye, chocolate, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit with a dry finish.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Twenty Tap. Belgian yeast, banana, and toasty malt aroma. Mahogany with a moderate tan head. Banana, Belgian yeast, and toasty malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very good beer. But sounds good. Good descriptions but not that good of a beer. Flavors are Belgian like.
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