jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Champs. Dark with thin white head with good retention. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, and yeast. Flavor is the same. Solid but unspectacular.
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured opaque, near black with a thick, long lasting, frothy, tan head. Such a dark beer for such a mellow, estery palate. Vinous with plums, grapes, prunes and other dark fruits like cherry skins. Fermented malt and yeast tones. A fruit juice sweetness with loads of yeast spices and fruit esters. Highly drinkable with low hop flavor and bitterness.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some sweetness in the aroma. Looks okay. This was too sugary for my taste and a bit flat almost as well. Even started to get a bit of headache before finishing the beer. Totally disappointed, especially at the price.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate head atop. The head fades fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate and dark fruits, with some wheat, and some Belgian yeasts.
T - Starts off some roasted dark chocolate and sweet dark fruits with a bit of wheat. Through the middle, some oats come through with the Belgian yeast flavor getting stronger as well. The finish is a mix of chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, some wheat, and and Belgian yeast funkiness.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a good depth of balance. Really nice blend of chocolate and dark fruit with the yeast character.
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The star of my night. In a flute glass, dark, auburn shade, creamy looking head. Woody, smokey, spicy nose. In the palate is spice, cloves, apples. Creamy mouthfeel, a tiny bit of hops , dryness at the back. This stuff rocks.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, aroma of alcohol, yeast, and spice. Warming alcohol comes through on the initial taste and mouthfeel. Relatively crisp yet boozy. Subtle dark fruit (raisin) flavors come through on the finish. Paired with an afternoon BBQ, it held up well against various dishes and remained a nice compliment after warming. Drinks better paired than alone for my tastes
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours turbid chestnut with 3-finger splotchy tan head that laces irregularly. Nose is funky rock sugary malt, with figgy fruit, oaty cacao, hops. Tastes semi-dry, malty, yeasty, with figgy fruit, spice, cacao, and a dry finish. Very complex.
rougeau13 (2054) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, like cola, with a good sized, lacing, very resilient pillow of beige head. Aroma of roast, sweet fruit, alcohol, and funky yeast. Taste is malts and yeast, a little wood and a little metal. Not bad though. The unpleasant flavor doesnt linger. Medium bodied and smooth. Slightly dry.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is strong with hints of citrus. Thick head at first. Very dark but not black. Almost caramel in color. Hints of wheat in the taste. Lingering finish.
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jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color. Not black, but dark. Aroma is inviting and spicy. Flavor is sweet and full without being overpowering. Doesn't hide the high alcohol content particularly well. Very light carbonation, making a very enjoyable beer.