hfmejias (1036) - 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 (1883) - 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 (2912) - 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 (2602) - 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.
Maarten1993 (500) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Light caramel smell. Looks good and dark. Small amount of foam. Good sweet taste. No downsides at first. However the aftertaste is watery. Thus, a
Good beer, but it lacks Some body.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the sausage party. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, and candied chocolate. Pours deep brown with a small healthy head. Taste is super sweet with candied chocolate, dark fruits, and slight brandy. Great sticky mouthfeel and just a hint of roast. Good dark beglian stuff.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Thick and pitch black with tan head that persisted fairly well. Collar hung until the end. Lots of dark malt, some sour cherry, some coffee, and a touch of grassy funk in the aroma. Taste is nearly identical to the smell, with a bit more of the sour cherry and grassy funk being prominent. Nice thick creamy mouthfeel. Very full bodied. Great after taste and a Guinness like mouthfeel.
Haslinger (873) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bought a growler of this at Ommegang brewery and took it to a ski weekend in the Catskills, wow this one got drank fast, the ABV is very hidden. very good bready. coffee, chocolate taste. this is the kind of beer you want to drink early in the morning before a long hard day at the office, pair it with some coffee crumb cake and you are in business. Very good beer!!
MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark with a nice head. Black cherries, cola, Belgian candy sugar, and prunes. Moderate carbonation but a slightly light mouthfeel.