Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark black with little head,aroma of coffee and black liquorice, very light on palate similar feeling to a black ale
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle. Ridiculously cool label. Pours opaque black with a tan head that blows up initially and sticks around the whole time. Subtle ethyl hexanoate with some black licorice, some ethyl acetate, and a hint of roast. Flavor is initially sweet, red apple, with a pleasant finish of sweet licorice. Much sweeter than expected. Enjoyed it. Hopefully dreams of Ygrette follow this beer.
EricTeusink (423) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beerís rating has benefited from Game of Thrones fanboys. It is utterly average. Pours nearly black with a off white head. Flavor is neither well roasted nor well malted. Generally, meh. Bottle - Total Wine Perimeter - Dunwoody, GA
ilovedarkbeer (2135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black brown color with a large foamy brown head. Notes of dark chocolate, Oreo cookie crust, caramel, smoke, and dirt. Solid beer.
vyvvy (3418) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours quite dark with a dense tan head. The aroma has mild cocoa, cream, roastiness, licorice and a foreign stout yeast presence. It has a medium / full body with lots of gentle flowing carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of roastiness, dark chocolate, mild anise/licorice and hints of vanilla. The finish has some tart apple and char. Very good one here.
beerbaaron (677) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as black as black gets. Large frothy creamy light brown head, fairly lasting with some drippy lace. Aroma is very Belgiany. Belgian yeast and licorice predominates, some mild roast and spices hidden away underneath. Flavor is much the same. Chocolate and coffee and more roasted matinees come through in the finish. A dash of spices join towards the middle and backend. Clean and super smooth. Exceeded my expectations. A very intricate and well made beer. Very enjoyable.
MarinEvelyn (311) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma- sweet yet crisp. Roasty, chocolate, some hops.
Taste is impressive. More chocolate, excellent roastiness, coffee, rich. Fairly sweet but roasty. A little woody, smooth, just ever so slightly bitter finish
Beergeek23322 (1661) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/1/2013. 750 ml. caged and corked bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, yeast, coffee and dark fruit. Belgian yeast flavors with chocolate, caramel, coffee and roasted malt. Light bitter finish.
AgentAle (79) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light fruity/ spicy aroma of fragrant fruits, pronounced smokey smell right from beginning
Taste: fruity taste with belgian sugar cane notes. A nice hoppy finish with smokey final notes
Appearance: very dark body with lasting brown/white frothy head
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with fairly large, rocky beige head with good retention. Aroma is anise, modestly roasty malt and earthy hops. Flavour has lots of black licorice, some lightly sweet chocolate, a little roast and a mellow earthy hoppiness. Very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very impressive.
cards04 (1196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with some chestnut in there... Big tan head. Aromas are smokey malts, anise, a touch of candy sweetness. Flavors are smoked wood, bittersweet chocolate and burnt malts. Maybe a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Solid and complex.