seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2011. Gifted by Nick... Thanks! Pours a very dark brown with a reddish hue. Smell is roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is surprisingly better that the scent... Which I wasn’t expecting. Smooth bitterness followed by unsweetened cocoa. Not really alcohol and a nice roasted malt undertones. Dry finish and good medium body.
redpooba (402) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark ruby-red with a white head. Spice and caramel on the nose, full bodied with hints of hops and spice. The long linger is delicious and clean.
alobar (3157) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and caramel. Caramel, roasted malt, coffee, with a bitter ending. Very nice beer!
Niko100 (2324) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, hops, coffee, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted/burnt malt, rich dark chocolate, coffee, hops, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Quite good.
boxofrane (2516) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at beer fest. The aroma Is coffee forward with some roast on the finish. The taste is very bitter and coffee based.
jkwood04 (4869) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a tulip. Pours almost black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some bread, and a good amount of floral and almost citrusy hops. Flavor a nice blend of the dark malts and hops. Smooth texture. A good beer.
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a super hazy glow and a three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of alcohol, a good amount of earth and a nice licorice and spice note. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with a touch of coffee, some lighter spices, a lot of caramel and a good robust chocolate flavour goes well with the thick body. Aftertaste shows a lot of good complexity with the roasted malt and coffee the best flavours and the alcohol perhaps showing a bit too much. Overall, a very nice beer for the style, somewhat surprising from the brewery, but a good offering, although still not as good as Zywiec. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 03-October-2009 sampled at home in Washington on 16-December-2009.
Nejhleader (1371) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a slight roast/malty aroma, nice dark mody. Roasted malt flavor, silky body, pretty decent.
Dacrza (664) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
glassware: Duvel tulip...occasion: watcing The Ten Commandments after the Easter vigil feast--and forty days without beer!...aroma: thick malty presence; not lactic, but a bit milky...appearance: dark black body with an imperially thick brown head; nice brown lacing...palate: active, aggressive presence; full-bodied, effervescent end...taste: slightly hoppy with a staunch malt backbone--a powerful punch...ovverall: "Robust?" Yup--although the alcohol slightly obscures the balance of the beer itself; intense and gripping, with a small physical price and a larger monetary bill--wish I could afford more of this!
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Joe Squared (Inner Harbour), Baltimore - 22/05/12.
Dark dark brown approaching black with a thin brown head.
Dark malts on the nose, coffee, chocolate a little dark fruit and a touch of wood.
Taste as nose but worth noting that the alcohol is very well hidden.
Medium body, lightish carbonation.