Fatehunter (2144) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Brugse Zot glass. Two thick fingers of tan head. Dark brown, almost black color.
Ripe fruit on the nose; almost overripe peach or nectarine.
Balanced taste at first, moves to malty in the middle to end. There is something spicy at the very end, probably the peppercorns. But they come across very subtle.
Starts soft on the mouth, moves to crisp and bubbly at the end.
Overall good to go. Nothing weird, just a great drinking beer.
nybol (1360) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Næsten ugennemsigtig, og med et flot skum der holder i flere minutter.
Det dufter lidt af belgisk øl, som det skule være. Men smagen er hlet anerledes frugtagtig, med en eftersmag af noget fersken.
Ikke typisk belgisk i smagen, men god alligevel.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty hay/citrus aftertaste
Andrew196 (1350) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Color of a dark cola, whispy yet resilient beige head. Aroma of tobacco, raisin, wood. Somewhat thin on the tongue but the caramel, cherries, and toffee carried it. Pretty good and a great dinner beer but I didn?t get much Belgian out of the beer as the label suggests...some notes of Belgian yeast did emerge in the finish as it warmed.
fuzzcro (207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is kind of off and I’m not getting much flavor...it’s quite carbonated. My bottle is 2013 so I was ready for anything. Definitely has a dry finish...I’m starting to get the pepper taste now as the chill is subsiding. Maybe by the time I finish off the bottle I will be happier with it.
J_man (910) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from 2011 vintage. Molasses and sweet dark fruit aromas from a nearly opaque very dark brown body with a ruby tinge and a good tan head. The molasses fades away on the sip with more of the dark fruit sweetness of cherries and plums coming through. This is followed by a cola taste and consistency and medium roast coffee. Some notes of dark and bittersweet chocolate. Body is a bit thin but may be due to the age on this bottle. Finishes with a slight sour note and more chocolate sweetness. I need to try a fresh bottle to compare this one to.
baraciisch (2798) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color with thick foamy tan head... Aroma of Belgian malts, biscuits, rye malts... Hint of spice... Flavor is light chocolate malts, rye, bready malts, hints of peppercorn... Mouthfeel is fairly silky... Light spices on finish... Solid
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VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, 2013 Edition (had in late Summer 2015). Poutd a clearish ruby reddish dark brown to black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is red berries, roast, oldish, woody. Flavor is dark berry (blackberry, blueberry, black grapes), coffee and roast. Finish is dark chocolate, burnt, dusty and oldish. Lingering wood and dark fruits. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel and weak to average carbonation.
Sirmixsomewhat (188) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did not expect such a dark beer upon pouring. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste after seeing just how dark it is, because I feared it would be drowned in a coffee taste or something more bitter more typically associated with beers this dark, but it wasn’t like that. The coffee notes were subtle, and worked nicely. Nothing really stood out beyond that, and it wasn’t quite as smooth as I like, but it is a good beer. Is it worth the hefty price tag (something like $20 for a 750ml bottle)? No, I don’t think it is.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was hoping for a golden ale for some reason. Charred flavor, not much Belgian yeast flavor.
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nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is life a porter with roasted malt and soapy hops. The appearance is like a porter. The palate is average. Overall a nice find but not a farmhouse.