crossovert (10293) - 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 (871) - 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 (6923) - New York, 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 (5229) - 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 (11897) - 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.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overcarbonated with strange minerally roast, touches of Belgian fruitiness and coffee. Thin, not good.
nimbleprop (6648) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep brown with some creamy, beige head. Nose is malty bread, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, toast, roasted nuts. Eh.
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by nmann08. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, earth, anise and faint citrus. The taste is earth, chocolate, roasted malts, tart cherries and a slight vegetal note. Medium bodied.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish red hue. Tan thick creamy head. So much froth/foam that it looks like a root beer float. Scent of a stout, but not sweet. Pick up a bit of dark cherry in the taste and nose. I liked it, but didn’t love it. No hops in it at all, which is a bit disappointing.