tiong (3699) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ Malja, Kuopio
Pours pitch black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of yeast, licorice, spices and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and funky yeasty with earthy notes and some licorice, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is sweetish, roasty and spicy with notes of funky yeast, dark chocolate and ripe fruits. Okay Belgian style IS.
drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. Huge pour. Black. Coffee and chocolate with cocoa powder finish but a slightly saison like aroma mixed in. Taste and body is not too heavy, though there is body here.
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Motor oil with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee chocolate and roast malt. Little watery feel. Dark chocolate bitter finish.
italianjohn (2309) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour with a thick layer or deep tan head and sticky lacing ... absolutely gorgeous brew .... aroma of cocoa, roasted and black malts, light coffee with a definite farmhouse yeast to it as well when first opened .... taste is of roasted, coffee and chocolatey malts, dark malts, earthy and slight farmhouse yeast detected .... dry and oily in the mouthfeel with a dry cocoa and nice bitter peppery bite in the finish .... very tasty stuff
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a Duvel tulip glass at 60-65 degrees. Deep black pour, creamy tan head. Pronounced aromas of bakers chocolate, heavy roasted grain, and roast coffee, intermingled with hints of sourdough bread/yeast and a subtle, dried dark fruit vinous note. Mouthfeel is full, with a fine, creamy carbonation and subtle, raw tartness. Similar flavors of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, heavy roasted malt, and hints of dark fruit linger on a long, dry and mouthwatering finish. A solid standard offering from Jester King. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz glass on draft today at Jester King. Poured dark murky black, thin dark tan head that dissipated quickly. Almost no lacing but beer coats glass with brown thin motor oil like consistancy. Nose is dark chocolate, earthy, dark coffee...tastes same with hint of grape. Thick flat mouthfeel, very little carbonation. Different kind of stout...well liked but not for me.
WanderinCelt87 (168) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lovely black with a dark mocha head. Has a very robust smell of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Has a very chocolate taste with a subtle coffee after taste.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is deep, viscous black with a big frothy brown head - good lacing. Roasty, chocolate, earthy, leathery, ash, leathery, tangy, grapey, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is rich dark chocolate, woody, leather, smoky, espresso, light vanilla, earthy, dark fruits, black licorice, and tangy with a long roasted chocolate finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not as good as the original, but tasty nonetheless.
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de torréfaction et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de torréfaction avec une petite de petits fruits et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5349)
wchesser (1142) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trade from Errl. Pours super viscous and thick with deep coffee crema colored head. Nose of burnt malts, coffee, molassess, dark things. Chewy mouthfeel, tar, burnt malt and coffee. Definitely different than my recollection of the original. There is a short, but distinct sourness before the long finish like acetic red fruit. Interesting twist. Good beer for a snowy night like this one.