thornecb (5405) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany tinged black into an English pint. Mocha head with excellent retention craters and recedes leaving sheet lacing. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Medium to thin with dark chocolate covered pit fruit upfront turning to roasted nuts and expresso in the lasting finish.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Steve. Reddish black pour with huge tan rocky head. Tart yeast, dark roast and hints of chocolate aroma. Medium body roasted grain, Belgian yeast notes, chocolate in the taste. Unique brew, very tasty.
Poobah (370) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick tan head and some lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, caramel, whiskey, coffee, and dark fruit. Malty intro with generous carbonation and a medium mouthfeel, then finishing with dark chocolate, alcohol warming, dark fruit, and coffee and chicory.
Bawelt (489) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez très équilibré et riche : chocolat, café, des notes herbacées, un fond fumé avec de jolies notes caramélisées.
Bouche somme toute amère, de l’attaque jusqu’à la longueur. Attaque torréfiée, notes très herbacées et très vertes, qui prennent bien l’ensemble de la bouche et donne son caractère à la bière et toute sa longueur avec la torréfaction.
thorongil2 (2209) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; intense aroma of roast; sour fruit, chocolate; intense, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; well hidden alcohol
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5 oz single bottle from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. 0 and 3 are notched on the label so I’m not sure of its age. Almost black in appearance with a big tan head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, bitter chocolate), light to moderately yeasty (black peppercorns) and lightly hoppy (citrus zest). Similar flavor, adding hints of earthiness and light coffee. Fairly bitter with a medium body and a lingering, light dry finish. Interesting.
TET (2541) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An almost black beer, a head is big and light brown. Aroma has riped fruits, citrusfruits, some strawberries, liquirice. Also saison like spicyness and hint of mint. Interesting and great aroma. Taste has fruitness, spicyness, medium bitterness, roastiness, some liquirice in the end. Quite dry. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation. It’s difficult to say which style this beer is but that’s not important because the great beer is in hte glass. Fruitness and roasted flavours.
superspak (4477) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/10/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, fig, blackberry, date, pear, apple, apricot, orange zest, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peppercorn, clove, licorice, toasted dark bread, char, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, roast/bready malt, and citrus/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, fig, blackberry, date, pear, apple, apricot, orange zest, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peppercorn, clove, licorice, toasted dark bread, char, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, pear, apple, apricot, orange zest, peppercorn, clove, licorice, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, char, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, roast/bready malt, and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from hop/roasted bitterness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial dark saison style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, roast/bready malt, and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Flanfl (600) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown body, three finger of lasting brown head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, spices, floral hops, yeasty notes. Flavour profile is completly different, lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark caramel, Saison yeast, slightly sourish, alcohol fusel. Hoppy flavour is coming at the end. Long warm roasted malt and coffee finish. Lost of bitterness. Strong bitter coffee aftertaste. Full body, medium-low carbo. Waho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
daniele (7810) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks alex bottle on 2015/09/10 dark good head roasty herbal hoppy nose good bitterness dry roasty light spicy finish
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