Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a little bit of dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts and cocoa, with a slightly bitter roasty finish. Not bad.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well made beer. Bottle mixed 6 friar tucks in kirkwood on trip to st. louis. the carbonation carries the flavor well, Bitter, roasted flavor, body on the light side would be my only complaint. very drinkable, good to the palate, not lingering too long just long enough...
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown black with tan head. The smell is smooth and mellow for being dark. The taste opens up immediately with sweet light roast and a big fruitiness, cherries and apples and figs with a great chocolaty finish. This was better than I even expected although it does get very dry and grainy a it warms losing its smooth palate.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thin but dark with gold hues. There isn’t much in the way of aroma aside from sweet Belgian yeast and chocolate. The palate is super malty and sweet but the dryness of the Belgian yeast generates a clean finish. Pretty solid.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, grainy and sweet smelling. The flavor is kind of nutty and caramel with an almost floral finish.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head that turns a creamy white. Thick and smooth with favors of milk chocolate, cream, a light bitterness at the end. Surprised by this one, it’s a quality beer.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is quite malty, I think. The appearance is very dark. The flavor is sweet, fairly well balanced, and yet intriguingly complex. It is not entirely straightforward and it continues to reveal itself in its aftertaste. The first taste is a pleasant surprise. The palate, though complex, does not seem entirely balanced, and slightly stilted, but on the whole this is a really quality beer.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown. Light malt aroma, a little hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, smooth and well balanced.
jahshuwuh (565) - USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly dark, about a finger of cream colored head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla. Creamy taste with a roasted hop sweet, booze is apparent. A dark coffee bitter after taste, maybe some burnt brown sugar. Decent overall.
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cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Alcohol very noticeable in the aroma, but other than this, the aroma is quite complex: moderate roast, not overwhelming but with a burnt quality, deep fruity tones, caramel, slightly dry finish but more sweet and sour. Upon drinking more of the beer though, the aroma becomes more muddled. If you’re paying attention to it, you can appreciate the complexity and sense the different aspects to the aroma, but perhaps because of the high alcohol content and the fact that the alcohol is dominant in the aroma, if you’re just drinking it casually, everything blends together and the effect is more generic. The nuance in this beer can thus easily go unappreciated. Overall, I’m not a huge fan of this. I think they’d do well to tone down the alcohol content: it seems to detract from the experience of drinking this beer and it doesn’t mesh well with the beer’s other qualities. I also found this beer to be a tad on the heavy side: too sweet too. I think it would work better if it were similar, but less sweet and lower in alcohol.