pineypower (3026) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Canal’s. Pours out a well....prettymuch black color with a big, fluffy tan head. Aroma is of molasses, vanilla, light licorice, dried fruits, light roasty notes and some chocolate. Taste is very complex, dark roasty malts, light earthy notes, molasses, vanilla, burnt grains, licorice/anise notes and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Really solid beer, to compliment an awesome show.
drpimento (2999) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely stout! Poured at a good temperature with a thick, foamy, brown head that slowly settled and a bit of lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is malt, dark ripe fruit, spices, bananas, hint of roast. Flavor’s substantially different than nose, with roast coming out much more, along with dark malts and carbonic tang. Quite dry. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, very long, and has some alcohol warmth. Very good drinking beer.
Nsanders (973) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL. Black with a tall mocha head. Belgian yeasts, soft black licorice, ash, and malt aromas. Taste is lightly sweet with a mild dry bitterness to balance. Body is heavier with a foamy feel.
dfinney23 (2618) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black with a thick, long-lasting head. (That’s what she said.) Aroma is very roasty with licorice and chocolate. Taste is similar with stronger unsweetened chocolate notes and a bitter finish.
AirForceHops (5932) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle. Pitch black with superior head retention. Nose is Ommegang house yeast, chocolate, hints of anise and light smoke. Flavor adds mostly the same, smoke, licorice, hints of chocolate and coffee. Also the brewer’s yeast came through with some spiciness. Mouthfeel and body is medium to maybe a little thin, with a creamy coating over the tongue. The flavors mingle very well together. After sipping this I remember how much I enjoy this brewery. Some craft beer nerds may say this brewery has gotten to big… I can’t argue that maybe true but for $7.99 for a 750 ml bottle; this is really good. I’m happy to drink this and I’m glad I got another bottle in my cellar. If you like Belgian stouts, grab a bottle!
douglas88 (8146) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Belmont. Pours a black color with a large beige head. A light fruity spicy nose. Dry, cocoa, metal and big Belgian spices even some banana. Liquorice and anise. Good.
onceblind (6893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thin sticky beige head. Nose has some molasses and roasted coffee as well as a touch of bittersweet dark chocolate. The flavor is great, with a start of dry ish chocolate malt biscuitiness, some roast, and a bit of earthy dark coffee notes. A bit too roasty for its own good though.
mcberko (13227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Craft Beer Market Vancouver, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out cocoa notes, roasted malt and subdued coffee. Flavour brings out dark fruits, highly roasted malts, and cocoa powder. Very full-bodied and creamy, finishing burnt and slightly fruity. Excellent beer.
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Belgian yeast nose, licorice, chocolate. Quite spicy with some orange and cherry and some phenols. Very spicy flavor, lots of licorice, some anise too I guess though it is hard to tell them apart. Nice carbonation, small but persistent bubbles. A bit too spicy, but nice enough.
o_Merlin_o (201) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Do I really have to give up women when I "take the black"? The beer pours motor oil black. Off white head rapidly dissipates. Aroma of metal and plums. Tasty. Definite metallic aftertaste. Is that from the weirwood tree branch in this great beer?
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