Johnsense (600) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Kevin for bringing this by. Blaca k pour, small khaki coloured head. Coffee, Juicy citrus fruit, belgian yeast and roast in the aroma. and grapefruit up front, Coffee, dark cocoa, roasted malt, Belgian yeast - nothing overpowers the hops, which are the showcase here and it all works together very well. medium body.
RumRunner101 (556) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark pour with a thick brown head. Aroma is nice - candied grapefruit with a hint or roasted malts. Flavour is grapefruit with some sweetness and the slightest bit of funk along with burnt toast. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. The taste was lighter than it looks. Alcohol well hidden. A sipper.
herrbrown1974 (410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black pour, very low tan head. Aroma is hoppy bitter,dark chocolate, roasted malt, hints of molasses, breadiness and dark fruit. Slick and bitter throughout. This was a sipper. Interesting yeasty elements combined with the hops and a burnt toast backbone. Not bad balance. Big bitter dry finish. I enjoyed it. Not a session though, thatís for sure.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from a Co-op Liquor Store in Calgary, AB on 11/14/2012. Colour: well....black. High head that doesnít go anywhere and is light brown. Nose: thick hot fudge sauce, tar, sport card bubble gum, brandy. Taste: medium-light sweet, medium bitter, medium-high sour. Dominant with thick sour and bitter tar. Not as sweet as the nose would have suggested, but some traces of dark cocoa. Beef gravy. Turnip. Truly a meal and the alcohol is hidden well, but just doesnít seem complete for some reason...
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at the Only Fall Beer Festival. Pours a very dark brown with a good-sized tan head. Big green, citrusy hop nose with solid roastiness and only really a hint of spiciness from the Belgian yeast. Flavour has a more prominent roasty character with green, citric hops and some light Belgian yeasty notes. Nice finish balanced between roastiness and hoppy bitterness. Fine carbonation. Quite good.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-11-08. Very dark brown-black bod with a small tan head and nice head and lace. Good amount of leafy green hops in the aroma, modest dry roast malt, muted cocoa undertones. 7+ Flavour is similar with a leafy green hop character, mild dry roast, modest bitterness throughout, surprising amount of chocolate malt in the background grows more prominent in the finish. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Very nice! On tap at Project X at Wvrst, Toronto
JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a medium brown coloured head. The aroma is strong grapefruit and floral hops, with a cotton candy Belgian yeast notes at the start but more of a spiciness after. The flavour is sweet roasted malts with a bit of floral hop and a decent bitterness. enjoyable a different take on the CDA
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at GLB Movember Tap Takeover. Deep brown-black pour. The nose is a little bit hoppy and earthy. Intensely hoppy and bitter. Earthy chocolate and a bit of chewy bitterness. Very pithy bitterness that is almost excessive. I like it, but the bitterness could have been dialled back a touch.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside for $5.95. Pours a thin, frothy beige head atop a black body. Great yeasty and strong hop bitterness. Flavour Is nicely smooth, mildly chocolate with potent PNW hoppy front. Not terribly Belgian but one of the better non-IPAs from Phillips. Really enjoyable and quaffable.
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patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy crap Batman!!! Just outrageously great! Pours a purely black in the body with a dense beige head. The nose is robust, intense, notes of dark chocoalte, roasted espresso, light citrus, floral estery Belgian notes big resin and pine. Overall, just an incredible nose. A bit sweet in the middle with a big robust malt, sweet hop and citrus notes. Robust and huge drying astringency on the finish. Well balanced....would have no idea this is 9.1%. Absolutely incredible brew..so complex and well balanced too.