MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, CA.
Opaque black with good lacing
Aroma sweet, yeasty, roasted malt, banana and cherry.
Taste of sweet dark fruit figs, roasted malt, caramel and cherry.
Body on the light side of medium with average carbonation.
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PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage-corked bottle. Pours a tar-black with a sticky mocha colored head that leaves a nice web of lacing. Sweet, fragrant aroma with some brief chocolate notes, some bourbon, a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied flavor with some dates, raisins, chocolate, cognac, a hint of vanilla and some brief roasted notes. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Excellent - Ommegang hit the bullseye on this one.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thinly laced veil over dark brown pour, trademark yeasty banana and oats come to the fore. Spicy, chocolate and fruit laden aromas take over on the lively carbonate palate. Some heat but not oppressive. Very tasty and complex brew.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a sweet dark fruit with alcohol warmth, plums, light molasses. In mouth, chocolate, molasses, woody plums and curacao, with nice warming alcohol, licorice roots, nice. On tap at Prohibition Pig, April 6 2012.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
S: light tan head, dark, dark brown color, with some light shining thru, thin lacing, collar dissipates quickly
A: mild, alcohol, yeasty, malty
T: not sure, slight metallic(had to check to make sure glass was rinsed), rich, but light, finishes quick
O: interesting, not awesome, good, not great
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hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pours dep brown with no head. Aromas of banana and chocolate. Tastes of banana, fruit and some light cocoa. Body is medium with lots of carbonation. Overall a decent dark Belgian.
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with large foamy head. The aroma has fruit and caramel, along with some roasted malt. The flavor has the fruits and malt, balanced nicely by the bitter hops. Light and refreshing despite the high alcohol.
jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of flaked oats, banana, wheat malt, roasted chestnuts and yeast. Finishes with lots of banana and wheat malts with hints of clove. Some spicy hops throughout. Medium body.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dark brown with very nice fluffy head. Smells and tastes of chocolate roasty spices and bit of tartness. Looks very nice has nice head. Nice carb. Over all very good beer could do with a tad less spice it kind of left you scratching your head thinking hmm what’s going on here that’s just slightly off
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Poured a dark brown with some reddish hints. Big tan head, lots of carbonation in this one. Yeast spice in the aroma with a little dark malt. Belgian yeast spice predominated in the flavor. Some chocolate malt and a little dark fruit. Medium bodied. The spice was a little to over the top for me.