Barreras (1265) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola black color with a sweet malt aroma. Taste is of rum raisin mixed with molasses. A biting alcohol flavor at first sip but quickly disappears after the swallow. A good deep sweet flavor left on the palate, easily one of my favorite Belgian Strong Ales.
edgallow (2826) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, yeast and coffee. Taste is raisins, malts, bread and spice.
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arnold931 (852) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice near black pour. Tan head. Smells of sweetness and molasses. Flavor is molasses and rum raisin. Overall sweet and strong tasting.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pour is near black with an average sized tan head. Aroma is of raisins, anise, coffee, roasted malt, and molasses. Flavor is more subtle than I expected - candi sugar, rum raisin, yeast. Alcohol is well hidden.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5240-20130420] Tap. Mild dog poop and roasted malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Tart roasted malt flavour has a boozy base. Full body. Interesting but a little over-bold for me. (7/4/7/3/16) 3.7
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mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quad like. Strong dark fruit notes. Good Belgian yeast. Carbonated. I would drink this again, although there are better. More first tier, middle. But that says more about the competition than this beer itself.
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a dark brown with a slight tan head. Banana and caramel aroma. Sweet malt and dark fruit taste.
AndyReynolds (1057) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged at least a year. Damn good beer. The oats are a nice touch. Goes nicely with Chudwick’s (not quite spicy enough) chicken cury. My wife gives in to our daughter way too often, she gets a cookie.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by the invited AndyReynolds - nose makes me think of a doppelbock. Sipping accentuates the spicy food I had for dinner (homemade chicken curry). Sweet with dark malts. Dark indeed - makes me think of a black IPA with no IPA. Delicious.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Heart of Darkness @ Blind Tiger House. Yeah, I’d call this as good as black in the glass and the head is totally lacking here. Smells nice, but somewhat a bit low. A little bit of herbs and yeast are the fist thing that hits my nose. A little bit of sweet licorice also here. Like the aroma. It has a above average carbonation level and a light oily mouthfeel. The sweet licorice is really hanging in there in the taste also. Kinda earthy in a way and it has a little bit of some black/blue berries going on as well, notes of soft sweet figs before its leaving a mouthdrying finish in this one. Yeah, I like this! 18.06.2013