callmemickey (2971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark chocolate brown body, light brown head, thick, good lacing
S: Mostly chocolate, some toffee and caramel malt notes.. some hop bitterness is in there too.. didn’t notice any hints of alcohol in the nose.
T: Not overly complex, but a nice balance of chocolate, caramel, toffee, piney hop bitterness... all of the flavors are not overwhelming and are soft and rounded
M: Creamy, but not too heavy... smooth.
O: Easy drinking dark belgian ale... nicely done, a shame that such an easy drinking beer will only be a one-off. [old review]
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Bavarian Lodge.
Pours a very dark brown with a light, thin tan head and some good lacing. The nose brings quite a bit of roast alongside some darker fruits, chocolate, and hints of coffee. The taste is really a nice combination of dry, roasted malt and a bit of semi-dark sweetened fruit. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and good carbonation. Drinks very well, and is a few of this style that I’ve had.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
Butters (3817) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at brewvival. Very dark brown pour with mahogany highlights and tan head. Sweet molasses nose with anise and brown sugar. Some cherry notes? Not as good as I had hoped, but still enjoyable.
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tap at Birreria Paradiso Jan 08. Pours golden yellow, medium white head. Aroma of malt, white pepper. Taste is malty, slight bitter finish. Easy to drink. Changed names shortly after this, if I remember corrctly.
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this bottle a ways back but wanted to get my rating on here. A blend of stout, porter, and kreik. Shaved cocao and a bit or almond.
obguthr (4025) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Milk chocolate and a strong chocolate syrup nose. Brown, thick, yellow head. Flavor is of chocolate covered cherries, but with the alcohol concealed. Dark chocolate finish. Much better than Chocolate Indulgence, which was a relative disappointment for me.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Brewvival. pours a hazy brown with hints of red and a dusty, beige head with slight lacing. aroma is very nice with roasted malts, black cherry, chocolate, almond, and hints of earth and sweet caramel. flavor is exactly what i’d expect from the porter+stout+kriek category with sweet, chocolate covered cherries, cocoa, a touch of hop bitterness, and light notes of coffee. palate is medium bodied, slightly drying, and highly carbonated with a bittersweet finish. overall, interesting and tasty brew.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with garnet hues. Brown head with drippy lace. Aroma. is roast, chocolate and cherry. Flavor is much of the same with notable hints of licorice and coffee. Finish is slightly dry
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCTC 2009. Pours a hazy deep dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma is nutty chocolate, toast, roasted and burnt malts, a bit crackery and barley husk, hint of black cherry and pit, tannic with some sweetness, also earth and leather. Flavor is chalky cherry pit, tannic, leather earth dark roasted malts, toast, moderate caramel sweetness and some nuttiness in the end.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma is caramel,
toffee, tart, dark cherries, alcohol, and some peppery notes. Flavor
is chocolate, tart cherries, roast, caramel, and a bitter spicy finish.