c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent stout that borders on an Imperial, but holds back the ABV. Beautiful dark brown with a frothy caramel colored head. Smooth taste with licorice on the end. The beginning is creamy with a hint of chocolate followed by a nice bitter hop finish.
cfrancis (2952) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts with chocolate and black licorice. Taste is loaded with roasted malt and dark chocolate with black licorice. Medium body and well carbonated.
JFGrind (1969) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black body, proper foam, flavors of fruit, licorice, coffee and moderate bitterness. Dry mouthfeel.
Lagerboy (1807) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle shared with The Great Randino. Hueless pitch crow black, big mocha foam settles and lasts. Aroma of dark roast and anise. Dark roasted malt, bitter bean, black licorice and minty taste, bakers chocolate, earthy herbal hop with a hint of evergreen and some weirwoodiness. Softer carbonation, fuller bodied, moderately hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a tall tan head. Some nice lacing. Aroma of yeast and licorice with bread and anise. Flavor of yeast, bubble gum, licorice, and anise. Roasty black malt. Chewy.
gopherfan99 (1221) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer with a cream colored head, tastes of chocolate, coffee, and slightly hoppy. A very good stout.
rougeau13 (2422) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a foamy tan head. Thick lacing. Mild aroma of roast coffee and chocolate milk. Taste is roasty bitter coffee with really mild sweetness. Medium bodied, slick, average carbonation.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a fluffy beige head. Aromas of brown bread, dark chocolate, raisin bread, musty grape. Flavor is semi sweet, swirling spices, kick of Belgian yeast, dark chocolate. Really quite satisfying, just a well made stout really. Like the strength, the body, feel of this beer. Congrats on a good beer for a great tv show. 3.6
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750ml avec bouchon de liège. Un liquide noire avec une mousse brune, très durable. Un nez de réglisse, d’anis, de chocolat et très réglisse. Une bouche d’anis, réglisse, amère agréable. Une superbe bière.
superspak (4227) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/29/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, licorice, clove, herbal, light pepper, wood, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and moderate licorice notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, molasses, raisin, plum, licorice, clove, herbal, light pepper, wood, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, clove, pepper, licorice, wood, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, fruity/spicy yeast ester, and moderate licorice flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy/chalky, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, fruity/spicy yeast ester, and moderate licorice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. I really enjoyed this one.