jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours as black as the night watch with voluminous tan head, Aromas of coffee chocolate caramel and roasted malt. Taste is moderately sweet with only hints of bitter near the finish. Overall pretty damm good beer
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is Belgian yeast, spicy, chocolate, caramel. The appearance is deep black, off white head. The flavor is yeasty, spicy, chocolate, caramel. The finish is spicy, pepper, sweet. Medium in body. Decent. The yeast strain really dominated this beer.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good roast a touch chalky healthy coffee style bitterness. Enjoyed this. Dry finish lighter than expected.
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml C&C bottle. Poured a pitch black silky with an average sized beige foamy head. Aroma of licorice, Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, dark chocolate, dark fruits, wet burnt toast. Great body that is full and creamy withjust the right amount of carbonation. Flavor of yeast, licorice, anise, dark chocolate, spice, pepper, dark toast and cloves. Good stuff.
Ed5388 (2454) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by dmac! Thanks bro! Pours black with a thick fluffy grayish tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is dark chocolate, toast, roasted malt, and Belgian yeast. Really nice beer!
EvanFriend (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes of coffee, licorice, some roastiness, and oak. Fruity finish. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. I like it.
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Citrusy coffee aroma. Very harsh on the palate with hints of coffee. Ommegang missed on this one.
Cybercat (3800) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the growler a rich coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Scrumptious aroma suggests a beer fit for a king - or a queen - with roast malt, coffee and licorice notes plus hints of caramel and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is not quite so royal, but still pleasing as roast malt, mocha, earthy, woody hop, caramel and licorice notes trot across the palate. Texture is smooth and pleasant, but lacks thickness and fizz. Go ahead, take this one.
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Chocolate, roast, and lots of licorice and anise. For me the licorice and anise was too much as I’m not crazy about them.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild malty aroma. Dark brown with a smallish tan head. Pretty heavy lacing. Balanced malt and hop flavor with a little chocolate. Very smooth skim milk like texture. Good.