joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark brown w/ some yeast suspension. Rocky, light brown foam. Sweet, chocolaty aroma w/ a light yeastiness & some grassy hops. Medium, carbonated feel. Sweet, chocolaty, yeasty, mildly fruity flavour w/ notes of vinous wood. Warm, peppery finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep and dark brown, lighter brown head. Some cherry in the aroma along with some yeast and a good dose of malt. Sharp, dry flavor, raisin, yeast, malt. Medium to full bodied, pretty dry. I liked a lot. Thanks mr_kimchee.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided at DougShoemaker’s. Nice brown/chocolate color. Aroma is like a cola. Bits of fruit. Yeasty.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty belgium, with black chocalate apearance. Some roast, sugary, bittersweet. Wood, black cherry notes,odd nuts and cocoa. Complex flavour but medium mouthfeel. For end of meal/dessert. Hugh carbonation and noticeable high alcohol. Different, worth having once.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 Bottle Black body. Brown, creamy head, mostly diminishing. Fair lace. Toffee, liquor, grape, raisin aroma. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Heavy bodied. Fizzy carbonation.
Bov (10607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, creamy head, bready with banana and menthol notes, lot of carbonation, medium-bodied, dry and very bitter, the finish is very dry with a big alcohol kick at the end - thanks to fiulijn for sharing it
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour cherry nose. Sour & alcoholic lemon/lime. Lots of warming alcohol. Overly dry finish.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, calling it Dark Chocolate kind of ruined it for me right off the bat, as it set the stage for a sweet malty chocolatey beer, and that’s not what I got at all. Dark ruby brown body wiht a good sized beige head. Aroma is yeasty with a touch of sourness. Malty with a dry bitter finish. Decent palate, fairly effervescent.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly citrus and barnyard on the nose, slight chocolate/ citrus finish w/ horseblanket on tongue. Major effervesence and a rich color w/ really good head and minor lacing.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a tall frothy light tan head on a dark brown body. Nice fruity aroma with malt notes. Sweet, full and complex. Flavor is also mostly sweet with a good bitterness behind. Malt and fruit with a roasted tone and notes of hop and spices. Sharp taste but still a soft mouthfull. Warming from the alcohol. A very well balanced and tasty beer!