BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Nook. Black in the glass with a creamy tan head that had a thin layer lasting a left good lacing. Roasted malt aroma with a slight yeasty backing. The flavor found dark chocolate, coffee, roast, light hop and light yeast. Medium body and a coffee/roast aftertaste.
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Poured from a 650ml bottle bottled on Jun 17, 2011 into a tulip glass.
A: Opaque black or deep deep brown with a thin dark caramel colored head.
S: Very complex dark fruits and belgian yeast with chocolate roast smell. Rather strong as well.
T: Thick chocolate forefront which leads into a fruity finish with a slight spice note to it, similar to allspice. I can’t place my finger on the fruit unfortunately, but this is very tasty.
M: Thick and creamy without much carbonation.
O: This beer is very good, an excellent blend of thick chocolate with a fruity finish and spice notes. This is even better considering I’m enjoying it on a chilly deck watching the stars.
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with khaki head. Aromas of burnt malts and dark chocolate with a hint of the Belgian yeast. Roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate flavors with some doughy yeast and a little ashy. Its a little weird but I like it. Full body with soft carbonation.
gyllenbock (5030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown, Chicago.
Black with a small, creamy tan head. Not as heavy as expected. The aroma was on the sweet side with coffee, dried fruits, some "milky" notes. The taste was dry with roasted malt, nuts and some soy. Easy to drink, good but not excellent stuff.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Excellent brew. Gorgeous espresso black with a thin tan head. Smells of dark chocolate and hints of fruit. Tastes dark chocolate, slight coffee and a subtle fruitiness. Belgian yeast flavors are a favorite of mine...those flavors are not intense here....but complimentary. So good.
pintbypint (2702) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml brown bottle from arminjewell! Black pour, hint of deep red at the edges. Big foamy head, light brown, good creamy appearance. Minimal lace. Nose has dark chocolate, some hazelnut, tons of roast malt. Flavour has dark chocolate and roast malt, toasty and nutty malt background. Soft bitter finish with more roast and a trace of alcohol. Velvety smooth body, soft carbonation. To me, the belgian influences aren’t bursting out, but this makes little difference to me at this point. Deluxe.
garthicus (2731) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Appearance: Pitch Black, medium mocha brown head. Aroma: Lots of yeast, a little spice, hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavour: rich chocolate, yeasty, quite a slick mouthfeel with an almost cranberry like Flavour in there, long rich finish. Delicious.
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is sweet and dry roasted cocoa and some banana and pepper. The flavor is a mellowed down Yeti with honey, dry yeast, some roast and chocolates, spicier than the original of course and some fruity banana esters. Quite easy to drink and nice.
haddon90 (1492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Fruity aroma with some vanilla around. Sense some honey as well. Interest aroma for a stout. Dark chocolate flavor with some dry hops as a finish. Sweetness. Sugary too. Interesting combo. Alcohol is masked.
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Thick black brown pour with a brown foamy head. Notes of liquor filled truffles, dark chocolate, banana, and some smoke. Thick mouthfeel. Just good.