mikedR (1269) - 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 (1087) - 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 (896) - 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 (2173) - 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 (3441) - 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
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Poured dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is mostly malts, wood and some dark fruits. Taste coffee and chocolate, nicely balanced and the booze is hidden well. Very nice beer, easy to drink and highly enjoyable.
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, earthy and dark fruit. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick and oily texture.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of burnt malt, oak and dark fruits. Taste is light bitter and light tart. Malty. Oak and dark fruits. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long warming finish. Overall, very good. Boozy with a bit of Belgian sugar.
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/21/2012. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with spices, oak and fresh hops. Flavors are burnt caramel, brown sugar with light hops on the finish.
mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Dark brown/black with small tan head. Faded to thin layer that stayed all the way down and left lots of lace. Aroma of malt, bread, coffee, barnyard, cheese, vanilla. Complex tastes. Lots of malt, yeast, bread. Sweet but nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery, probably my least favorite element of this beer. I’m not sure I would say the carbonation is "champagne-like" but quite lively. Finish is long and yeasty. A very nice beer overall.