puboflyons (1685) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the corked, caged, 750 ml. bottle. Batch #006. Served about 50 degrees as recommended. Very dark brown pour with a tremendous, fluffy tan head that floats on top like a milk shake for the whole time. The aroma is of coffee, mild chocolate, and dark fruit like cherry or currant. Yeast and bread esters too. The body is medium and a tad astringent. The taste is mildly sweet, dark, and bitter and the end. I liked it a lot.
alexsdad06 (3854) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. This looks like a dry stout, but that is where the similarities end. The aroma is herbal, fruity, mild chocolate, hints of caramel, molasses,spices and a touch of yeast. The flavor is sweet, caramel, molasses, fruity, herbal, with a touch of chocolate. This is smooth and seems a bit soft on the carbonation. A bit too much going on for me.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit. Taste is toffee, caramel, chocolate.
RedCloud (128) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black, with a medium, lacy off-white head. Nose is of enriched bread, lightly roasted malts, and slight earthy spice. Taste starts with caramel and slight toffee notes, before picking up earthy spice, and lightly fruity yeast. Finish is lightly bitter and herbal, and fades somewhat quickly.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much different than the typical dry stout. Chcoolate, slight peat, roasted malts. It is pleasant.
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Bottle from Boston split w James tonight. Red-brown hazy murky appearance; sweet-sugary malt aroma; Belgiany taste, light-bodied, some brown sugar, notes of breadiness and smooth chocolate, but nothing dominates. Subtly complex.
jredmond (4619) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Brendan, originally brought over March 2012 to celebrate the end of my 3 months of sobriety - cracked exactly 10 months later. Pours a deep wine red/brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is belgian candy, esters, dark fruit and light cocoa. Mouthfeel is carbonated with notes of esters, alcohol, light roast, bitterness, belgian candy and spice.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. English pint shows a deep brown with ruby highlights. Slow pour produced large, lasting off white head. Nose is molasses and brown sugar. Carbonation gives a massive effervesces across the tongue. Taste is dark malts, caramel, brown sugar, raisins and molasses. Has Belgian yeast that gives it a Belgian Dark Ale feel to it. The finish certainly is dry. Has an almost cottonball texture. ABV is totally hidden. This is nice, worth a try.
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a lot of tan head - this is a prelude to the heavily carbonated texture, which I for one am a fan of. Definitely strongly reminds me of coke. I definitely agree this lacks complexity and is a bit too thin, but I still enjoyed it.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet soapy and beany malt. In mouth, a nice dark roasted malt with light treacle, roasted notes, maple wood, not bad. Tasted at Drink Craft Beer Summerfest Fest, July 14 2012.