Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, kindly donated ba jaghana - merci beaucoup! Deep black with a dense and creamy beige-brown head. Full-bodied from the start, dark, dark malts with a touch of chocolate, coffee and dried figs and raisins. Smoooth and velvety palate. Delicious!
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla, roasty coffee, smoke, chocolate, licorice, dark cherries, raisins, plum pudding and some light Christmasy spices...all to be found in this beauty. Dark and opaque, the bounteous aroma equates wonderfully to the taste of this mysterious dichotomy of a brew. Whatever it wants to be it is a fantastic brew and should be sought after by fans of Strong Belgians and Imperial Stouts alike.
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and peppers. Medium mouth sweet roast, toasted grain, boozy finish, good.
cards04 (2626) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really awesome beer. Great sipper. Pours complete thick black lots of bubbly mocha head. Aromas of funk, white wine, citrus zest. Nice tangy fun followed by dark toasted grains. Such a well crafted beer.
dreamflower (758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2016 Jan 2016 comments. The last time I reviewed this I was sick so it affected my palate. This really is a beautiful and tasty beer. I adjusted my scores. Nov 2015 comments. Bottle shared with northropfrye. He trumped this one up quite a bit but it’s not to my liking. Too bitter and I get a metallic quality. I have a hard time choking this down.
northropfrye (3198) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black body, brown bubbly, frothy head, some lacing. Aroma of hops, yeast, lactose, roast, funk, urine, rhubarb. Taste is rich, some roasty bitterness, herbal element, again tart dry rhubarb, hops, resin, cherries, chocolate, anise. Not too boozy. abv well masked. As I kept drinking this I had to go back and up the taste score even more. Often the aroma on a beer outweighs the taste, but on this one it’s the opposite. Really quite fantastic.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, sweet, light fruit.
HopsandBolts (256) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, charcoal and some licorice coming though. Fair bit of complexity to this one.
weihenweizen (3028) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with huge light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick Big-bubble lacing. Taste is big rich dark chocolate and some herbal hops with dry finish. Imperial saison or strong Belgian ale not really, imperial porter more like, good beer.
budedou (769) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noire très opaque. Arômes de malt torréfié avec des notes de chocolat et d’agrumes sur un fond sucré. Belle petite amertume surprenante et un goût de malt fumée. Alcool puis sécheresse en fin de bouche. Etrange mélange entre une stout, une bière belge forte et une saison (très sèche sur la fin).