tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is woo, chocolate, licorice. The appearance is black, tan head. The flavor is wood, dark chocolate, dry. The finish is quite dry, wood, pine. Medium in body. Quite good.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at El Rey. Pours dark brown with thick frothy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt. Taste has big licorice flavor and light notes of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Decent.
adam42381 (372) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a Cigar City snifter.
Appearance: Poured a motor oil black with a 1 finger creamy tan head. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Belgian yeast, sour fruit and a touch of roasted malt.
Taste: Belgian yeast and roasted malt up front followed by sour fruit in the middle before ending with coffee and burnt toast at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter. Very complex flavor.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Very smooth.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. I really like the combination of Belgian characteristics with the porter/stout. This was a home run for me. Definitely recommend this one.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color/ tan head. Chocolate milk, dry chocolate, earthy dirt, dark roast coffee aromas. Frothy expansive mouthfeel. Very nice earth, dirt, dark chocolate, black roast malt flavors with some caramel sweetness, bitter hoppage--very good
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting beer. Pours a thin black with a fizzy tan head that fades quickly leaving no lacing. Nose and taste are a bit all over. Cloves, malts, bread, a bit of a tart finish with a smokey aftertaste. This sipper might benefit from a bit of age. Not greatly balanced, but worth a try. I’d like to see where this beer goes in a year could be amazing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. This one was pretty interesting. Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head with the lasting foam pretty much settling around the edges of the glass. The aroma shows raisins, light chocolate, mocha roast, Belgian yeast. The flavors are fairly smokey; raisins, chocolate, clove, and licorice, that lead to a roasty finish with some lingering bittersweet chocolate and smokey notes. The carbonation is good, maybe a shade on the high side. It’s a little thin in the body but there’s some pretty nice flavors here that surprisingly work well together. Fun to try, like a Dubbel and Porter hybrid, or something along those lines.
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours pitch black with large light brown head, fresh, anise, sour, fruits....the flavor is anise, caramel, dark malt, strong licorice...light body, bitter and strong licorice finish....
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle provided by Hopscotch. Thanks a lot! It pours pitch black with a creamy long lasting thick tan head. The aroma is light roasted with spicy notes of anise, fruit, liquorice and caramel. The flavour is spiced with strong notes of liquorice, light chocolate, dark fruit, light roast and toasted caramel. Strange and different but tasty.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, pours a great looking dark brown with a licorice and nuts aroma, flavor is sour bitter chocolate, first disappointing beer from them I have had
dchmela (2602) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Reddish black pour with a thick tan head. Dark roasted malt, huge resiny hop nose and a touch of caramel in the aroma. Taste has lots of big dark roasted grains, big juicy citrus hops and finishes with a hint of chocolate. Real nice.