vtafro (4544) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin pour. Roasty chocolate aroma. Mouthfeel leaves some texture to be desired. Little bit bitter, some light roasted flavor notes.
DocLock (8424) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from firkin at Craft’s Dock Street event. Pours so black I can’t tell if it is turbid or not, with a 1-finger tan head that stays around for awhile. Well hidden alcohol, with predominantly dark patent malt and dark chocolate notes in the flavor. Fairly dense palate, with good complexity, and taste notes of late hops, fig, and minor rauchy hints matched by a gargantuan malt load. Delicious, and I feel like a real beer hunter every time I find a beer like this.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at belgian cafe. Pours a deep black with no head. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Taste is roasty and sweet chocolate malt.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Belgian cafe. Roasted chocolate and cocoa. Smooth and delicious.
TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had at belgian cafe with james and andrew. pours a solid dark brown. some dark head. aroma is chocolate and malts. flavor is burnt. intense but thin.
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, some smoked malts, and light alcohol. Taste of sweeter chocolate notes, roast, smoke, dark chocolate, and light alcohol in the finish.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scarily easy to drink. Great flavor of Belgian chocolate. Silky oily mouthfeel, almost a porter. After the chocolate the malt backbone emerges, with a long bitter hoppy finish. Bonus points for pulling this off at 6%. One of most pleasant surprises of Philadelphia Beer Week.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the GL. Pours a motor oily black with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and roasted malts. Has a bitter finish.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured black with a good amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler courtesy of JB175. Pours dark brown with a finger length lasting head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, some molasses, dark fruit. Tastes of bitter malt, dark chocolate, textured sweet malt. Velvety layered mouthfeel. Well worth seeking out!