Claves77 (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild smell belies deep rich color. Strong bold flavor. Nut brown-esque. With flavor at back of mouth just above throat. Lasting palate.
OldFur (12) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, minimal head. Nose is big roast, chocolate, dark fruit and some nutty character. Flavor follows, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits. Nice warming alcohol.
alobar (3024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours tar black with no head. Thick syrup body with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit flavor with some notable anise. Very nice beer.
pete4999 (1194) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, part of the mixed pack. Found this in the back of the fridge. Not too bad....chocolate, vanilla, some of the traditional Belgian-American spices that breweries seem to love these days. Nice looking pour with a big full tan head. Doesnít taste like a 10% beer.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is rick dark and roasty. Tasty.
bluejacket74 (1514) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle, best before May stamped on the label. What year, I ím not exactly sure because the stamping on the bottle is smudged so I canít tell when this was bottled. Iím guessing 2013 since thatís when the label is dated. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted and burnt/charred malt, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some dark fruit and a bit of anise noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and syrupy with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, but I thought it was more regular stout than Belgian-stout like. With that being said, I think itís worth trying since itís still good and tasty.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Churchkey, 5/23/14. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of rich chocolate, coffee, roast, vanilla, leather, mild hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, mild hops. Medium-full bodied, good balance, low carbonation, slight lingering bitterness. Very nice.
MarkSachon (711) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Pours like tar with all the associated dark flavors of molasses and dark sugar. Some coffee notes and spice. Who would think the Belgians could inspire a stout?
SetauketBrewer (65) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid black pour with a very thin tan head that dissipates very quickly. Deep roasted coffee notes in aroma, little bit of bread underneath. Coffee most prevalent in the sip too, like iced espresso. Slight tang from the Belgian yeast, but its mostly overpowered by the roasted malts. Great mouth feel, slightly thick with nice effervescence across the tongue to break it up
zach8270 (3802) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a tan head. Big roasted malt and chocolate coffee aroma. Flavor is bitter coffee and roasted malts at the start with a light chocolate middle. Bitter and lingering coffee finish.