tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Impromptu tasting on my birthday. This is not classifed as a stout on Ratebeer. This is good, b/c itís nowhere near a stout. The aroma is sweet, bread, fruit, licorice. The appearance is a deep black, tan head. The flavor is cola, pepper, chocolate, caramel. The finish is pepper, light hops. Medium in body. OK. Not outstanding.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Had this at the 2012 Twin Cities Beer Festival. Nice roast, decent foam on top, rather interesting taste.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going into this I didnít know it was a belgian style stout, so I was a bit thrown off! But it was still a tasty beer and very enjoyable.
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on dld. Red brown with a tan ring. Sweet malt, fruity, spicy nose. Nice. A fruitvforward flavor. Rich malt. A bit medicinal. Tasty. Licorice late.
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Very dark pour with a foamy head. Dark fruit, roasty, and sweet. Really nice brew!
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice medium brown body with a tan head that had minimal retention and no lace. A elevated carbonation level and kind of loose looking. Aroma had a good mix of leather notes, dried fruits, mild coffee and a nice cherry coke quality. Flavor had a nice roasted quality to it, dark fruit notes came through nicely. Nice esters and hints of warming alcohol in the finish. No real notes from the spices. Just didnít get it. Chocolate malts were present but mild.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dark toffeeish malts, banana, cherries, slight herbal notes. The taste is tart roasted malts, toffee, spice, banana and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ SF. Very dark with dissipating head. Smells sour and cidery. Fairly sour flavor. Light and crisp.
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Slutfest 3. Dark brown pour with ring of tan head. Sweet and belgian candi sugar, anise, but not in a good way. dark fruits. alcohol. definitely smells better than it tastes.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aroma when the cork is popped. This is a full-bodied beer that has a smooth, grape flavor. There are noticible spices and a sticky fruitiness to the beer. Somewhat complex blend of flavors.