Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with light colored thick foam. Aroma is a bit subdued with banana, clove and dried fruit. Taste is malty dried fruit. A bit sweeter with more molasses as it warms.
More beer please...
Errl (2401) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is dark black, with a tan cream head..Nose is banama, malts, barley, hops, spice, cinnamon, vanilla...Taste is banana, spice, bready, malts,caramel..Palate is fruity, malty and sweet
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Taproom No. 307 NYC. Pours a deep brown with lasting head. Rich aroma, complex malt, fruity notes. Flavor is savory with complete malt backbone. At 8.4% ABV the warming alcohol mouthfeel is present. Finishes sweet and rich.
---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Dark fruit and light yeast aroma. Dark fruit and yeasty flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. dark fruit and yeast lingers with light earth and light malt.
blipp (7618) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Fruity dark Belgian yeasty aroma with caramel and raisin. The flavor has raisins, toffee, toasted malts, dark fruits and a light lingering sweetness. Good stuff.
obguthr (5095) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Candied plum and currant nose. Mahogany, thick tan head, no lace. Charcoal and currant initially, but candied plums burst in suddenly. Faint maraschino cherries also present toward the end. Finishes far too warm for my taste. Medium body.. I had expected more body, but I thought this was an imperial stout, which clearly it is not. Reminiscent of St. Bernardus’ Christmas Ale. It isn’t quite as good, but it’s a more than suitable surrogate.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep deep amber brown with minimal head that leaves minimal lacing... fair amount of dark fruits up front thins out a touch some light licorice and spice modest carbonation.. flavorful though the aroma is less some belgian yeast notes some light choc and roast... medium to medium full bodied...
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fut au DeCicco’s: Totalement noir avec un magnifique collet, minuscules bulles. Les arômes sont sauvage, poivrés et torrefié. En bouche c’est plutôt mince à moyen, je m’attendais à plus massif.
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/black with a khaki head. Nose is heavy brown sugar, alcohol, spices, ginger, and yeast. Very nice on the palate, heavy on the spices, nutmeg, light yeast, no sign of alcohol at all.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, maple, some milk chocolate, alcohol, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, raisin, maple syrup. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.