Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, with a little bit of foam around the edges. Chocolatey and fruity aroma- mostly raisin and prune. Smooth palate, with flavors of plum and raisin, plus some cherry melding nicely with coffee. Definately shouldnít be served too cold, as we learned - much more winey and chocolatey as it reaches room temperature. Very tasty stuff. Batch 150, best before Feb, 2015.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A nice, smooth, chocolatey, creamy porter whose alcohol is very well hidden. A nice brew.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour has ruby hues and a thin ring of spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma boasts lots of sweet caramely malt with good biscuity bready yeasty notes and a touch of dark fruity complexity. Starts with a nice, fairly full and dark caramely malty sweet body with a touch of brown sugar and nice bready Belgian yeasty complexity. An interesting and enjoyable brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep brown with a golden edge and small off-white head. Sweet roasty and fruity malt with a good amount of belgian yeasty esters. Sweet and fruity malt with roasty and nice chocolate notes. Nnice yeasty ester flavors. Nice warmth. Medium to full body.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into tiny tulip. I had this at a bruisin-ales tasting. (thanks Julie, and the owners husband)... very similiar to a baptista, but malty, and darker... a great beer very good drink, and a fun taster.. donít forget its organic, that means its good for you right?
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, slightly brown sugar. Flavor is malty and slightly spicy.
TURDFERGUSON (3738) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from somebody at the beerinator tasting. Labeled as a "Dutch Porter." Hmmm. Nose was very interesting: I got a little bit of banana, soms spices, belgian chocolate. Flavor mimics the nose with strange chcolate banana flavors. A baltic porter? Im not sure, but definitely very interesting.
unclejedi (2) - Madison, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Poured from a 22oz bottle into a stemless red wine glass, light beige champagne like head which is stays around for a brief period. Dark almost black color, but not entirely opaque.
Smell: very fruity belgian ale like aroma, the fruity smell is hard to characterize, but its similar to black cherry, more like banana as the beer warms, with a hint of chocolate.
Taste: Taste is dominated by Dark Chocolate over the fruit, with a very pleasantly light Belgian yeast spiciness, very slight hop presence, finish is dry with more bitter chocolate . Alcohol is entirely hidden
Mouthfeel: If there were such a thing as a stout champagne, this would be it. Carbonation is light, it starts with a fair amount of body, but quickly seems to dry on the palate.
This is really nice, not terribly sweet or hoppy, but has most of the other desirable traits of a strong dark ale. I could probably drink a pint or two of this in a session, but without any signals that it was 9.5 % ABV, it would probably sneak up on me quickly if I went beyond that.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours quite black into the snifter with a rich tan head. Lacing is thick on the side of the glass. Cosmos isnít that aromatic but has a musty, fruity, spiced scent with suggestions of banana, coriander, and basement air. The mouthfeel is soft and medium heavy with low carbonation. Notes of clove, banana, and dry bakersí chocolate initially wash the palate only to fade to slightly ashier flavors with hints of saltwater taffy. Combining Belgian ale and porter characters is an interesting endeavor. Quite a unique beer, though the brewís separate identities didnít get along as well as they couldíve.