jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Champs. Dark with thin white head with good retention. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, and yeast. Flavor is the same. Solid but unspectacular.
generallee08 (771) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2016 Presentation: it was poured from a 1 pint 9 .4 fluid ounce bottle into and Ommegang tulip glass. The label has a nice description of the beer and it lists the alcohol at 8.9% abv.Appearance: the body has a dark brown almost black color with a thick Light tan head on top. The head hangs on well and leaves some slick leasing behind as I drink.Aroma: aroma is fairly light overall but brings mellow dark-roasted malts along with subtle hints of dark fruit. The nearly 9% ABV adds to the nose as well.Taste/Palate: Up front I get light almond and mellow roasted malt notes. Sweet dark fruit notes of figs, plums and raisins move in with caramel like sweetness as well as some sweet boozy alcohol notes. Hop bitterness comes in late and adds mild herbal bitterness to the finish. The palate is full and somewhat sticky yet well carbonated as I would expect from a big Dark Belgian Ale.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.
BierMeHoos (540) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 750 ml bottle.
Appearance: Pours nearly pitch black, not much light getting through, huge tan head.
Aroma: Lot of dark fruit, some yeast, toffee and caramel, brown sugar.
Taste: Bread crust, dark roasted malt with some chocolate, dark fruit, finishes with moderate bitterness of bitter chocolate and cloves.
Palate: Medium body, velvety carbonation.
Overall: Very nice.
chadski (49) - California, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma lacks a forward alcohol presence which is nice. Great foamy pour that took forever to dissipate. Chocolate notes that aren't too overbearing in the taste.
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alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cola brown with minimal head. Aroma of cherry, fig, and raisin with cherry, raisin flavor with some chocolate and some caramel. Very nice beer.
closey22 (1529) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with thick foamy lasting brown head; aroma is mild herbal and hints of chocolate; flava is herbal hop and fruit prunes; feels light not watery fizzy zing; finishes bitter some tangy roastiness
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml.bottle shared with Quevillon.The color is a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is of barley,sweet oats and alcohol. The taste also of barley,oats wheat and malt with a sweet finish and the alchol very present.
bbbeer (702) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma yeast, purple fruits, brown sugar. Full body, some carbonation, a touch of alcohol warmth, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, raisiny, malty, pretty good, maybe a little too sweet and sticky.
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Cherry aromas, nutty, slight banana, purple grapes. Jet black with a mostly lasting beige head. Mostly dry, fruity, woodsy earth, a little green. Medium-full bodied.
drfabulous (6182) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened at Kevin’s. Raisin and cola with some dark notes and yeasty quality Good.
Earlier Rating: 4/2/2012 Total Score: 3.8
750 from Liquor Barn. Raisin and plum. Big carbonated taste. Some cola. Quadish in flavor and taste. Very nice.