mathieuc (921) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy nose coming from a dark brown beer covered by a moka head. I thought it would be less hoppy than it is but it is excellent that way. Finishes quite dry even if you can still make out a little of the base wort, imperial it is indeed. A touch of roastiness is accompanied by green hops on the flavor side. Overall a really nice and original offering by DdC!
simardsam (69) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire, avec une mousse de couleur crème. Nez très herbeux (foin), d’agrume et de mûres. Goût torréfié et fumé. Belle amertume douce, finale sèche.
Hammy78 (684) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque, fluffy brownish head, loads of lace. Nose is sweet, fruity. Tastes boozy, Belgian, Bitter and other B words. Malt that is really roasty.
Westchesterco (751) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle and shared in Avon.NC; it is a dark brown color with the aroma of coffee and licorice. It had a strong coffee taste that lingers bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of root beer. Flavors of licorice. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Bitter roast finish.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Jane’s bottle store. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, dough, some alcohol. Sweet, with bitter and sour notes.
JesseMartineau (35) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with thick tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, licorice And some orangey citrus. Initial taste is quite floral, and into plum, molasses, chocolate and coffee. Nice lingering bitter finish. I really like this!
ametras (169) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, spices, dark fruits, licorice and roasted malts with herbal notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee, orange peel and molasses. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
PhillyCraft (2759) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at session, pours dark black with off white medium was, light lacing. Aromas and flavor are roasted malt, plum, cocoa, dark fruit, and hop bitterness. Medium body.
dnicolaescu (500) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE 341ml from Boystout, thanks Anatol!
Look: pitch black with big dark espresso-like creamy head with good retention.
Aroma: very fresh for a beer this dark, hoppy, a little piney, with some fresh spice and also some yeast spice, light alcohol/solvent when warms up.
Taste: spicy and herbal hops, some freshness like „Halls” cough drops, restrained roasted malts, moderate bitterness - just right, no alcohol.
A unique beer. Delicious with its eclectic choice of ingredients.
Reimer96 (1013) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark dried fruits, spicy farmhouse yeast, pepper, licorice and a hint of light citrus. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, dark dried fruits, spicy farmhouse yeast, coffee and some alcohol. Nice smooth warming on the palate and a pleasant beer to drink. First of this style but great to drink.