OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good brew to start the night with. Body is black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is oak, some tart fruit, roast, and a touch of coffee. Taste is similar with more fruity tartness, some nice oak flavors, and a big malty, toasty backbone.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark near black with a thin head. Thin, some nice esters but could of benefited form more attenuation to dry it out. Tasted of malt sweetness, toffee, bordrline Quad-like. Spices, Belgian yeast, and a hint of cocoa. I didnt detect coffee at all.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks to OmegaX
Appearance - Deep brown body, tan frothy head
Aroma - Yeast, oak, coffee
Taste - Dried citrus, vanilla, yeast, wood, light tart finish
This was not really much of a stout, and mostly fruity than roasty. Some malt-forward intensity built up as it warmed up, but there is no reason it should say stout on the bottle.
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with moderate brown head. Aroma is roasted malt & coffee. Flavor is robust coffee, malt & chocolate. Finish is chocolate, slight chalkiness with soft mouthfeel.
---Rated via @jxray76 on Twitter
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall I really was surprised and enjoyed this beer from Sam Adams. The flavors are well blended and this is exactly what a Belgian Stout should taste like. I was saving this for colder weather but just decided to crack it open on a whim and although the darker beers are better enjoyed in colder months in my opinion, the dark fruitiness and lighter body make it fine for any evening as a nightcap.
after4ever (6488) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750, custom capsule, corked and baled, with a little brochure. Pours black wth a dense and creamy tan head that surges way up and settles quickly, leaving lots of drippy lace. Big CO2 nose, just that vacant pressurized gas smell.Some roast and chocolate emerge as it warms. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Chocolatey cocoa mid palate, fairly light. Feels like it was overpressurized into the bottle or something. Vacant finish.
GRM (3201) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, purchased at Beer World on a trip to TAP NY with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured July 20 2012; eye: dark ruby, semi-opaque, tiny ring of brown head; nose: woody, malt, wild yeasts, spices, light chocolate; mouth: woody, malt, wild yeasts, light spices, slight chocolate, slight fruity, anise, finale in malt with slight fruity presence, lightly sweet, lightly syrupy texture, thin; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces,, achetée chez Beer World lors d’un voyage à TAP NY avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 20 juillet 2012; œil : rubis foncé, semi-opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun; nez : boisé, malt, levures sauvages, épices, léger chocolat; bouche : boisé, malt, levures sauvages, léger épices, très léger chocolat, très léger fruité, anis, finale en malt avec très léger fruité, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement sirupeuse, mince; en résumé : correct
blackflag321 (552) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared the bottle; poured into tulip. Didn’t get much flavor at first because I served it too cold. Unfortunately, even after it warmed up I didn’t get the flavor I hoped for. Fig, cherry, a touch of coffee/chocolate, but not in a good way. It was nothing like a stout and not impressive as a Belgian, either.
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown, lasting creamy fine tan head. Nose of cream, oats, agave. Taste of milk chocolate, bits of dark fruit, well carbonated, smooth and really easy to drink. Quite nice for the ABV.
Pailhead (5376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate sour cherry, chocolate, spice, roast, a hint of coffee, and vinegar. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with a touch of roast. There’s a light sweet cherry flavor that builds into the finish and mixes with some plum, spice, lighter tart cherry, roast, and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the Stout characteristics are mild. I expected a Stout when I purchased this, but Belgian Strong is definitely the right classification for this beer.