Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at the brewery it is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is coffee and the taste is a strong bittersweet taste that finishes with bitter coffee
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black with red edges. roasty coffee chocolate aroma but faint. a little too roasty, sugars are faint as well. it’s not memorable sadly
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ BCTC, Ommegang Brewery. August, 8, 2015. Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Aromas are light cocoa, light roast and toast, toffee, ash.
Flavor of cocoa, sweet and bitter cocoa, touches of roast, white chocolate hints. Medium body with a charred grain texture. Finish is shows some Belgian yeast. What the hell is a black Tripel anyhow??
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog. Draft taster at Spacebar. Deep brown with bare offwhite head. Raisins, dark fruit, grains, cloves, citrus. This was a bit of a mess. Not a fan.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
No aroma. Ruby black, thin head. Somewhat tart raisin and prune. Finishes with twigs and grape seeds. Light body, moderate carbonation. Pretty solid example of a Belgiam Christmas beer.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery, 10/23/14. Pours a dark reddish brown with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of candi sugar, toffee, mild fruits. The taste is dark fruits, caramel, toffee, spice. Medium bodied, mild heat.
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear maroon color. Aroma of baking brownies. Taste is sweet and sticky licorice and caramel.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Ledo. Pours a dark brown with light passing easily. Beige head fades quickly and leaves little lacing. Aroma is mild, bread, lightly toasted malt, yeast, and overall sweet. Flavor is mild and sweet, not similar to a Tripel. Malt, bread and slight spice complexity typical of homebrew.
solidfunk (5475) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a random experiment. Certainly no tripel. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some floral yeast here and some light roast. Some sweetness in finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at SpaceBar in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of toast and hits of licorice. Light bitter roasted finish.