punkska101 (871) - Chambly, Quebec, - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from local Iga A: tropical fruits from the hops, toasty and peppery. App: pitch black beige head. t/p: thin body acidic finish of medium intensity. O : now this is original. The roastiness is present but not upfront. Great hop aroma the yeast add a nice feel to the beer.
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 fév '13
-->Imperial saison noire, 9,5%, 341ml
-noire absolut; mousse foncée veloutée, nuageuse
-nez de torréfaction, vanille, dates, racines (terreuse)
-entrée terreuse, cendrée, alcool
-finale raisins secs, houblon, café fort; amère, alcool, boisée
Arr= via Beer Buddy for iPhone
andrepintado (1397) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle that a friend brought from Montreal. Dark dark brown color, head is medium and brown. Body is super smooth, finish is medium long. Taste is medium bitter, and medium sweet and low sour. Light umami. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, light roasted, hops, spices.
hopscotch (9103) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is a luxurious collection of dark chocolate, fudge and toasted nuts, with a whisper of vanilla. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is bitter, deeply burnt and lightly acrid. Finishes charred, bitter, a bit raspy, and then dries out. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
haukur (1285) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a big off white head. Aroma is slight burn, tobacco, yeast. Very dry on the tongue with a long dry finish. Interesting.
Lukaduke (2141) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark burnt umber with three fingers of sticky khaki foam. Nose is heavy on the roast, layers of baking chocolate, dark ripe berry, forest floor, moss trace of smoke. Palate follows the nose with great complexity, dusty dark chocolate, blueberry, anise, some umami character,mushroom, boozy burnt brownie. Yummy, this beer makes more sense of the pinot barrel version I tried at the first festival, now Im interested to revisit that beer !
packers188 (8) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
une biere noire avec une mousse brune consistante/ un nez moka et epices/ gout torrifie avec une bouche complexe avec une amertume en finale legerement houblonne
Slipstream (2007) - USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, foamy pour. The label features a drawing of samurai holding a little red bird - what is that all about? The aroma is tangy, with hints of brandy, fruit punch, coffee, and prune. The flavor is complex - lots of hops and toasted grains, and there is a spicy tingle in the finish. A little hard-edged but impossible to ignore. Another superior brew by DdC.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours thick, fizzy, and jet black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is yeasty funk, roasty dark malt, figgy fruit, molasses, cacao. Tastes malty, yeasty, funky, with figgy fruit, cacao, cherry, hops. Comes off like a Belgian Quad, dark saison, and Impy Stout hybrid.
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some toffee and roasted malt notes. The flavor is similar. I get some toffee and some Belgian farmhouse character with a hint of pepper and some yeast notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle shared two ways. Pours a dark dark black with a fairly small dense tan head. Nose has lots of burnt malts and some yeasty notes. Taste is fairly sweet, with a lot of roast, some light ash and a tad vanilla. Pretty good but much more like a stout than a Belgian ale.