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 Iím 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).
edgallow (1440) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, plums and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and a little dried fruit.
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fiercepanda (385) - Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is raisins, plums, and a little coffee. The flavor is both roasty and fruity, slightly tart.
robinvboyer (2758) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked and caged. Dark, ruby brown pour, with a small off white head. Quite a dark fruit, cherry, smoky aroma. Light spices, some wood and some tartness i was not expecting. Tastes like this beer was aged on sour cherries, weird. The finish is not very bitter, and ends with coffee, and light roast with some lingering sweet dark fruit.
jandd1983 (1905) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a clear dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, spicy esters, some vanilla and a hint of vinegar. The taste was of cocoa, zesty spices, plums, some dark fruits, a little alcohol and a light tartness. It had a medium body with a fairly thin mouth feel. Not bad.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Moderate roast and chocolate aroma with oak, Belgian yeast. Roasted malt, chocolate and oak flavors with some dough and a hint of sourness. Medium body with average carbonation.
thorongil2 (914) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with a tall brown head; aromas of jam, sour fruit, fruitcake; balanced flavour with noticeable alcohol and a medium long sweet and sour finish
BrewBoxer (1544) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep0 black color with no head or lace. Taste is sweet and boozy with a vanilla bourbon flavor > decent and more flavorful of fruits and malt as it warms up.
TBone (11258) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF, bought from brewery
Dark ruby color, small brown head. Papery malty, slightly toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, chocolate, a bit tart maybe. Thinnish for this ABV.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at FOBAB 2013. Pours a deep, cloudy brown with a small khaki head. Definite Belgian character here, with sweet malts, cocoa, dark and dried fruits, coffee, oak, and spice. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a malty, fruity mouthfeel. I generally donít tend to go crazy for Belgian imperial stouts, and this wonít change my mind. But itís not bad.
high_on_hops (468) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of dark fruit, spices, and some chocolate. The flavor is spices up front and and with a background of apples and dark fruit with a background of chocolate, dark malt, and coffee over a medium body.
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