Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thirteenth hour pours out of a very unique bottle Opaque black with hints of red. The head is a quickly disappearing mass of small bubbles mocha in color. Nose is sweet red fruit and chocolate liqueur. Thin body with some small lively bubbles. Taste is restrained red fruit with medium malt middle that has hints of bittersweet dark chocolate. I understand the rancor over this not being a typical stout. it is definitely in the belgian style. Still a good beer though.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lives up to its name...pours a dark almost pitch black with big brown fluffy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some smoke. Flavors of astringent chocolate, coffee, and tobacco.
Stuedmaster (344) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer seems to be too many places at once and canít make up itís mind on what it is. 750 ml bottle, nice barrel shaped bottle. I have been really happy with the Sam Adams barrel series in the past but this is different. Aroma of bubblegum, caramel, bread, hay, spices,very strange for a stout. Has a candied, fruity flavor, not much roast or toast, strong alcohol presence, slight smoke, phenol character. There is a coffee and chocolate character but itís lost in the shuffle. More like a dark Belgian strong ale that is confused.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head. Foamy - nose/taste of cocoa, dark fruit, coffee, oak and bubblegum - medium body.
zacgillbanks (4020) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Inky black in colour with a thick head of white foam. It has a spicy, rich cherry, red berry and oak flavour followed by smooth chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and red fruit on the smooth finish. Excellent!
rondphoto (3552) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Fresh Thyme / Newport KY --- Aroma of malt and light spice. Clear dark mahogany brown, dark tan head, light lace strips. Taste is carbonated malt that is immediately accosted by Christmas spices. A smidgen of coffee and chocolate show in a short finish. Spice dominates this brew for me, leaving it unbalanced, like food that has too much seasoning.
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 25. 4 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of light tan head foam, and spots & clingy spray of lacing. The nose was prune & fig, with cocoa, a touch of dark caramel sweetness, spices, and just a bit of coffee on the back. Medium+ bodied, with moderate carbonation, the taste was similar notes, adding an extra fruit note of dark grape skins, with a bit of tannic astringency to the finish. A pleasant blend of Stout notes, with a Quad-like nature.
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750ml bottle.
Opaque, black-brown with a huge tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of berries, dark fruit, menthol, yeast, chocolate, alcohol and a light spiciness.
Taste of slightly sour berries, chocolate, dark fruit, menthol, coffee, yeast, alcohol, oak and roasted malt.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a slightly slick mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
radio_nowhere (1324) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool shaped caged-corked bomber into snifter glass; opaque deep dark brown (black) color with tan head. Aroma notes of yeasty fruitiness, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, lightly vinous, roast and caramel. Taste adds coffee, molasses, chocolate nougat, dark fruits (prune heavy), some raisins, light oak and faint Belgian spices. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky, tad dry with lingering fruity roast finish. Interesting dark Belgian stout, need to know thereís a fruity-sour element going into it.
wrlangin (96) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Good combination of fruit and chocolate. Well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wombat23 (304) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige, airy cola-like head. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, booze, dark fruit, and a bit of sourness. Tastes of Belgian yeast, mild chocolate, oak, a bit of booze, and a bit of dark fruit; no single flavor dominates. Finish is slightly tart. A complex beer, but unfortunately, the whole is considerably less than the sum of its individual components.