ksosh (6) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma was pretty intense, with a deep chocolately/roasty smell, with hints of banana and possibly cherries. Appearance was as expected from a stout - dark opaque brownish black, with minimal head. Taste is interesting... not sure I’m a huge fan. A light sweetness at first, followed by a combination of medium bitter taste and a light sour taste, with the sour finishing out the aftertaste. Palate has a full body that actually feels somewhat lighter due to a little carbonation on the tongue. Has a thick, creamy texture, almost oily? Finish is pretty long, especially in the back of the throat. Overall a pretty good beer, although definitely not my favorite. Without the sourness and with a little more sweetness, it would probably bump up the taste quite a bit (in my opinion).
DenverLogan (812) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from big bottle into a Lost Abbey glass. Pours muddy brown with amber head and lace. Aroma of malt and sour fruit rind. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts, melon rind, tart fruit juice, caramel, oak & lemon zest, The dark roasted malts I might expect in a stout are challenged by tart fruit, some spice, and yeast esters to add complexity and uniqueness. As it warms up I get a sweet & tart finish that’s intriguing.
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary, courtesy of Bryan’s friend and Eric, thanks! Opaque dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of lightly funky coffee. Taste is cocoa, coffee, just enough of a touch of funk to be noticeable but not overwhelming. Light body. Nice one.
GenDV138 (1474) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Black with off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, light tart notes, light oak. Tastes of chocolate, oak, light licorice, herbs, light tart dark fruit and wine. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Interesting belgian-ish style stout. Has elements of a stout and a Belgian...light roast, chocolate, dark fruit and spice. The x factor here is Sam Adams special yeast, causing juuuust a bit of twang in the aroma and flavor, and adding a unique level of tart apple like complexity."
kidobutai (395) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. This is a great beer. Poured from a bottle. Great color (dark brown) low head, sharp bourbon flavor, smooth, just the right ABV.
mike5326 (952) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium mahogany color, medium off white head. Complex aroma, of fruit, grape and syrup smell. Medium body with a complex flavor and a medium flavor.
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Luvystypotables (719) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting aroma of spice, Belgian yeast, and a hint of coffee. Dark brown color no head. A sweet taste of spice, banana and coffee with a watery feel and a tart spicy finish.
teemoney (79) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into chalice. Dark brown color with soapy tan head. Smells of sweet dark fruit and a little spice and belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells, with some oak barrel character as well. A little bit of lingering bitterness. Feel is medium- thin and crisp. So basically, this beer is really just like a belgian quad. I don’t get any of the chocolate/ coffee stout notes that are listed in the description (edit: just tiny bit after it warms a little, but not much). I actually like it though, and I rated it objectively rather than going by the description. I think if they just called it a Dark Belgian Ale it would make more sense.
cfrancis (2424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is faint chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is light roasted malts, chocolate. I was expecting more complex.
Tonkun (875) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark docter pepper pour with a big off white head. Raisin, spice, oak, cherry chocolate, coffee, dried figs. Medium body. Acidic, sourness throughout. Dried fruits all the way. Nice but not my style