chimaybier (70) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Barn in Redding CA. Served in a Tulip shaped glass. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Pours a opaque color with a medium brown 3 finger dense head that collapses at a moderate pace. Good Brussels lace on the sides of the glass as the head collapses. Medium rising meniscus. AROMA / BOUQUET: Saison funkiness meets toasted chocolate maltiness running through a herb garden. Pieces of toasted bread that were made with rosemary in them. (Think of a herbal marble rye) TASTE: Interesting grassy hoppyness mixed dark bakerís chocolate flavor. MOUTHFEEL / PALATE: Hop dryness hits the back of the tongue. Itís a bit light bodied for my taste- this beerís body will improve with further development over time. The finish is like artisianal, savory, herbal chocolate, with a good hop dryness. FOOD PAIRINGS: Appetizers- raw milk, assertive flavored cheeses with sausages. Entrees- Beef or Lamb dishes, beef stews. Desserts- Serve with pieces of raw dark Belgian chocolate. OVERALL: An interesting session beer, not for the novice. Good quality.
BierFiend (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thick tan head. Smells of malts, yeast, and hops. Tastes of hops, malts, citrus, and bitter on the back end. High carbonation.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Cherries, spice, chocolate, a bit of funk, Brett, fruity coffee, roast, very tasty and complex.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite the low individual rankings i liked it and thought it had a good concept. Problem is it has a bit of an antiseptic taste to it. Not sure which of the spices it is but historically through beers, i really donít enjoy it.
Lagerboy (912) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Hueless darkest dark brown, big rocky mocha head settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruitiness. Bitter dark roast, chocolate malty taste, dark fruits, spicy, some caramel, with a PNW hop influence. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. A somewhat confused crossover makes it: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@RNH. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Dark fruits and ginger in the nose. Medium-bodied. Ginger, cinnamon perhaps starfruit? in the flavor. Light caramel and tart note. Christmasy ...
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, dark cocoa, lots of dark fruits and molasses into some spice, yeast, some fruity orange and banana in there, hints of clove. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee and dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits into some fruit, dark fruit and some orange, slight earthy, spicy and yeasty notes finishing fairly bitter.
merc7186 (1496) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Black Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Brown Head, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Sweet Tarts
T: Floral, Sweet Tarts, Mild Dark Wheat
M: Great carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy
Overall, its was a little weird and wouldnít recommend.
Vighals (429) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med hÝyt kremete beige skum. Lukter salt lakris, masse krydder, anis, nellik. Salt smak. Bitter kort ettersmak
ken1 (720) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A spicy fruity flavor with sour citrus notes and anis. Color is dark redish brown with a light brown.
Concealer (464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, near black with a brown, foamy head that lasts; lacing down the sides as well. Aromas of fruit, roasted malt, and a light spice. Flavor is roasted malt, light fruit and yeast with lingering dry finish. Medium Bodied.