Pixachii (4) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a fan of Game of Thrones, so I almost passed on this one. Iím glad I didnít, because I really like this beer. Take the Black pours dark as its namesake would indicate, with a thick and creamy head that lingers. It tastes like licorice, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Itís so smooth, and the foamy head perfectly compliments the sweet and rich flavor. 7% ABV is perfect for this beer. Itís enough alcohol to warm me up, but it doesnít have a powerful boozy flavor that easily could have killed this beer.
It does leave a bitter aftertaste that makes me think of cheap cigarettes and coffee grounds, but somehow that doesnít bother me. I guess itís this beerís way of relaxing from the richer head.
Iím glad I bought a few bottles, because this is one that Iíd love to share with some friends.
BeerSherpa (10) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best License beer ever. This thing has a huge body and I would have bought it on itís own accord. I hope that it brings in a lot of craft brew fans from the license.
mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really easy to pour a bit too aggressively. Pours black (it better!) with a rather dark khaki head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, smoke, and anise. Interesting flavor. Dark bread, dark fruit, a bit of char and smoke. Hops donít really come in until the finish. There is a hint of anise in the background, but itís not overpowering. Also some of the flavor youíll get from yeast in other Belgian Dark Ales. Lacing so thick, it practically coats the entire glass.
This is really quite good. Iíd love to enjoy a few of these once the show is back on!
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some oatmeal roastiness in the aroma. The flavor on this is that of a simple but darn tasty stout. A hint of licorice and chocolate, with a heavyish body that isnít too heavy. really quite nice. Not too sweet.
Fastmedic (9) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing stout. Strong roasted malt aroma. Nice head and lacing. So smooth and flavorful. One of my favorite stouts. Ommegang has a winner here.
drpimento (2033) - 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. Flavorís 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.
Acecia (14) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely rich flavor - strong coffee and chocolate notes with some smokiness/roastiness. Good balance. Excellent palate, very full bodied.
swesson (90) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly bitter stout. Nice rounded taste. A little bit nutty and a hint of cocoa.
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Braudog (5366) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Biergarden/Portsmouth. Milky black and visibly well-bodied. Drinks with a bountiful, creamy feel and a fun, chocolatey appeal. It also has an interesting almost anise-like twist, subtly folded into the mix. Delish stuff. (#5295, 10/12/2013)
patxa (163) - MEXICO - OCT 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma decente, con notas florales y de maltas. Grandiosa apariencia cafť profundo casi negro con una espuma magnŪfica tambiťn color caramelo y una huella q no dura po q deberŪa. Un sabor complejo, robusto, con mucho carŠcter, con notas de hierbas, lupulos y maltas tostadas a base centeno, el q deja un paladar largo, ahumado y algo picante. Iria perfecta con un habano. Asi me imagino q sabrŪa una cerveza cerca de El Muro...