kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer is black but can see red all the way thru. Head is a khaki foam that thins out but clings to the edges. Oak and cola aromas with some spiciness. Good carbonation levels and mouthfeel. Yeasty spice predominates followed by dried dark fruits. Pairs well with chocolates. Palate is light with more of the fruitiness. Good complexity.
robinvboyer (2756) - 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 (1894) - 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 (2788) - 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 (913) - , 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 (1541) - 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 (11161) - 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 (5154) - 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 (466) - 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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BroSpud (1515) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large corked bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Interesting brew. Sweet flavors of dark fruits, coffee, cherries and spices.
doublebock (486) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown cola color with healthy beige head
Aroma: Hefe-like a with a slight amount of oak and caramel
Taste: Chocolate and toffee with a yeasty spicy citrus finish. The body is much lighter a stout.
Overall: I was hoping for some more a barrel aged or sour taste but ultimately this is more a spiced belgian ale..