nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 Snifter at CCB tasting room. Opaque brown black, thin beige head. Sweet brown sugar/chocolate aroma. Damn, this is a nice beer. Really is the missing link between Porter and Dubbel. Has the drinkable subtlety of both, with the big flavor of both as well. Semi roasty, some dark candi sugar notes as well. Roasty, chalky, with some dark raisiny fruit tones as well. Really nails it. Great beer, highly recommended.
ekoerper (581) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: chocolate, plums and raisins, rich malts, caramel and slight sweetness, some spiciness. Pours black, thick tan head with great retention, leaves some lacing. Fairly roasty flavor, chocolate and caramel, dark fruits and spicy Belgian yeast notes, moderate bitterness, toasty malts. Medium body, high carbonation.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to jzzbassman! Pours dark brown/black with a huge tan head. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, licorice, clove, coffee, and molasses. Very thick texture, taste of bitter chocolate and coffee balanced nicely with sweet molasses an licorice. Very nice!
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown almost black. with a big white head that settles to a ring of foam. Aroma of caramel and bitter chocolate. Flavor continues with sweet malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Thin oily body.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle is dark brownish black with off white head, aroma has notes of toffee, roasted malt, some chocolate, anise and dark fruit notes in there as well. Taste is a mix of some grassy hops, sweet caramel, toffee and dark fruit, some bitter chocolate and roast, hints of anise, finishing slightly bitter.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a two and a half finger thick tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is caramel and lightly roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt and coffee with hints of licorice. The malt lingers in the finish. Medium body. When the bottle opened with a big hiss, I was a little worried about possible infection. Not the case. A pretty nice beer. Thanks Jason.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Thin head. The aroma is lightly chocolatey, fudgey and maybe a little bit metallic. There’s a light tartness - is that supposed to be there? I had it on three different occasions and it was there every time. Some chocolatey notes, leading to a sweetish, yeasty and slightly figgy finish.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is what I expected and is full of chocolate and roasted malt. Fairly straight forward but that is not a bad thing in this case.
The flavor is also fairly straight forward. I get a mix of chocolate and roasted malt, with a little bit of ash character mixed in. The alcohol is well hidden.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, and anise. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, raisins, anise, clove, and chocolate.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with big tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, sugar and a hint of alcohol. Raisins and roasted malt flavors with some dark chocolate. A little chalky and ashy. Medium body with average carbonation.