Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with some lacing. The aroma is bitter yet malty with notes of alcohol adn a touch of sweetness. Rather mellow flavor...itís a little bitter and malty with a slight roastiness. Full bodied and smooth.
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An enormous initial head, many moments later..aroma of coffee grinds. But this worked -the malts
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light cocoa aroma over a black body & brown head, this stout is slightly hoppy & easy to drink. sampled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rocky balooning head that sticks around for the whole beer. Dark, but not a black hole by any means. Musty sour aroma with some hints of dark malts: chocolate, roasted, maybe Special B. Some alcohol presence ... not quite a stout, but not quite a belgian dark ale -- the roastiness makes it a definable stout. An interesting juxtaposition of two favorite beer countries.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, large fizzy tan head. Interesting roasted "sweet and sour" (?) aroma containing creamy toffee / butterscotch, berries, chocolatey tobacco. Flavor... rich roasted chocolate malt, espresso, vanilla, anise, tobacco. I donít know what that flavor is... roasted tobacco anise? It reminds me of a large component in the Westvleteren 12 in a way; maybe its from the yeast? Too carbonated for me... its a pet peeve. Either way... great flavor and aroma... good complexity and balance.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is strange - black but somehow orange. Not ruby, orange. Quite bready and sweet nose - cola, nuts, bananna, alcohol vapors. Tastes somewhat like cola at first, giving way to a nice bready/nut thing. Refreshingly dry but a bit much on the alcohol. Cherries and wood in the finish.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Huge tan head that was mostly lasting, small-medium sized bubbles, fair lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Aroma was malty, chocolate, roasty, and coffee. Flavor was acidic, lightly bitter, malty, coffee, and chocolate. Very tingly palate. Medium body.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Fruity aroma. Very soft mouthfeeling. Quite malty with coffee notes and a slightly burnt bitter finish.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with large brown head. Malty-sweet, roasted, plenty of coffee, bitter-dry finish.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mmmm.... de dolle. POursa deep black hue with a begie head. Aromas of chocolate, espresso, and a light hop presence. Flavors of the same with a light bitter finish.