JoelMiler (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft into a tulip. Thin head that disappeared quickly, dark brown. A bit of a fruity nose. Very thin mouth-feel, especially for the ABV. Hints of fruit and sugar, but, finished a bit dry; like they used a bit too much sugar in the ferment.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark brown with good, foamy, tan head / Toasty nose of roast barley, weed, pine, and chocolate / Medium body, a touch thin, malty with some chew, some sweetness but mostly dry with lots of bitterness / Astringent flavors of dark roast coffee and grass, with notes of lemon / Not bad, but ultimately awkward. No Belgian character.
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the weaker offerings form this brewery but still tasty. Dark fruits dominate, it is sweet with a bit of tang.
Tmoney99 (13342) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, candy sugar and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer.
b3shine (8051) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks decent, but dark (pitch black) for a Belgian style ale. Smells sweet, malty, ashy, and doughy. Tastes bitter and busy. Mouthfeel is average. A little too much going on for me.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Deep clear mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, brown sugar and mild fruit. Taste is sweet with a dark candi sugar, dark fruit, yeast and mildly over-roasted malt. Finishes up fruity and semi-dry.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Thanks to My Friend Derek) in Hotel Room, Chicago - After a visit at Aviary..... Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, apples, phenolic, sweet malty, light rubber, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, light honey notes.
574deadzone (1371) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a darker amber to brown with no head at all. Nose is sweet caramel and molasses, with some brown sugar and spice with slight clove. Taste is pretty sweet with a touch of tart and a low, low bitterness. Palate features some alcohol heat, thin and not heavy at all for the abv. Overall, I liked this one. It has almost a dessert-like sweetness, but the palate wasn’t very strong considering how big the beer is. Still, a nice one that I would definitely try again.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread with a bit of backing chocolate and a hint of raisin. Flavor has a good amount of raisin with some light spice with a bit of chocolate and breads backing.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the source... Pours a less than cola like pour, somewhat transparent and topped with a quickly dissipating head leaving virtually nothing... Dark fruit, cocoa with a little chocolate. Some banana and that same yeasty profile consistent with most of their beer actually... Sweet toffee and lighter cocoa with more of that similar yeast influence. Mostly sweet, honey-like through the middle with a modicum of distant earthy bitterness on the backend. Just bigger than medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.