TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Poured a rich black. Nose is a bit sweet , Belgian yeast , candied sugar and roasted malts. Nice combo beer. Roasted malts meet Belgian yeast. Similar to Allagash black, but a touch sweeter.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour with a tan head. Chocolate nose continuing all the way through, with banana and a faint cherry coming in the middle and finish, respectively. Minimal hops, but a lovely sweetness that delivers a medium body. Fine carbonation, definitely balanced towards sweet, but with a tartness appropriate for the Belgian appellation. A great sweet/dessert stout, like a chocolate-covered banana split!
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from BigZ Beverage (originally labeled as the Rouge, which gave me an odd impression....it fits much better as a Belgian Stout, but still an odd beer). Pours a dark brown/black with a small dark tan head. Aroma of cola, sweet malt, fruit skins, a touch of roasty malt. Flavor of roasted malt, sweet fruits, grainy malt. Very odd tasting (perhaps because I was expecting something very different).
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap Ė Ginger Man NY
Aroma dark malts as source, hint of cola, deep dark fruit.7+
Appearance dark brown-black, medium beige creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : smooth, medium-full bodied. Dark side of bitterness, hint of cocoa, licorice. Smooth long lasting finish. Alcohol warmth round it up.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler which had been labeled as Smuttynose Rouge. Which seemed odd at the time. Though honestly it doesnít seem to be any less odd thinking of it as a Belgian stout, so, copied directly from my Rouge rating...Fresh Growler. Aroma of soda, yogurt, cocoa, slight medicinal berry. Flavor again strikingly soda-like with some tartness and sourish dough. Body relatively thin, fizzy carb, which Iím sure influences my soda feelings. If I were to attempt to rate to style, the rating would be far lower, but itís vaguely palatable in general. Good thing it was only a short batch!
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Gate. Creamy nose, caramel, marshmallow, a touch of green onion and garlic. Maybe even some radish. Itís mellow but complex. No trace of Belgian character at all. Flavor is dry, very creamy, lightly vegetal and lactic, with slight smoky notes and a dull, earthy English yeast character. A tad hot. Decent stout, though not to style.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Smuttfest, Novares Res.
Black silky pour with a stubborn beige head. Aroma is suprisingly fruity and yeasty, the belgian yeast taking a front seat in this one. Milk chocolate and a touch of anise come through behind the fruity esters, giving it a chocolate covered banana character. Mouthfeel is medium but silky and smooth, this drinks dangerously well. Flavor is right on point with the aromas, delicious chocolate covered banana, nice belgian forward stout, rather than a stout with a flutter of spicy yeast. I dig it