Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Vivacious dirty dark brown cola appearance with a ridiculously massive crown of rocky foam about 4 fingers high. The head was so large it took about 5 minutes to finish the pour. Retention is great but minimal lacing.
S: Rotten wood, dried grain, barley, rye, basement funk, saltine crackers, blueberries, cherries, apples, allspice, clove, herb/medicinal aroma and Belgian yeast. A subtle undertone of fresh ground coffee beans, cracked pepper, and bubble gum. Aroma is similar to an Oud Bruin.
T/M: Coffee and a strong fruity medicinal flavor engulfs the palate. Dark fruits, musty funk, vanilla, oak, bitter fun dip powder and b-vitamins. Molasses and brown sugar sweetness combine with the smoldered grains. Zesty carbonation exploding across the tongue in a sloshy medium body. Super dry powdery finish that lingers ground up nuts.
O: Not sure about this one. This is a beer that must be enjoyed warm. I was shocked at how much changed once it warmed. When it was cold it was just a mess. I’m still on the fence with this one. Not one that I would seek out.
Prokroustis (687) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch dark brown body, small light brown head. Very nice malty and yeasty aroma with bread, chocolate, plum, licorice, caramel, spices. Really interesting malty flavour with coffee, licorice, cereal, berries, brown sugar, caramel.
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer, this black saison. It’s grassy, hoppy and even a little fruity, but with a body of roasted malt and some coffee. Spicey as well.
BOSSbrewer (1642) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Pours a dark brown. No head. Slightly roasty. Nutty. Very sweet. Decent beer.
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle, deep black color, with a big frothy beige head, with a light yeasty chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate cake, dark bitter chocolate baking bar nose, with a faint molasses, licorice, spicy, pale, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt note, with a brown chocolate powder, faint fruitcake, chocolate pie, acidic fruity accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, dark dried burnt fruit, chocolate chip cookie dough, light coffee, chocolate cake, faint zesty lemon peel character, with some light earthy burnt grainy cereal, brownie, chocolate ice cream, licorice, molasses, chocolate bran muffin, chocolate pie, chocolate, toasted, roasted, wheat malty flavours, leading towards a warming, yeasty, doughy, dark bitter chocolate, faint acidic fruitiness, cocoa powder, lingering toasted, roasted, chocolate maltiness finish.
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraun, trüb, starke weisse schaumbildung, aroma leicht nach alkohol und kaffe, antrunk röstiger kaffe mit etwas süsslichkeit, würzig und feinherb, leicht alkoholig im nachklang, gute rezenz
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caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color, large sample. Aroma of roasted malts, some belgian yeast, quite spicy, lots of licorice, some coriander and clove hints. Now that I read it, I can distinguish some rose hips. Thought there was some celery, coriander like note as well, so that might be caused by the flowers or berries. Quite dry, but quite some sugary finish as well. Soft alcohol burn. Elegant, though tough on the licorice. Feels very much like a spicy winter ale.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Dark fruit aroma with some yeast funkiness. Taste is dark fruits with belgian yeast notes.
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why name a beer after a Scanner Darkly? I got to 25 minutes of that movie and threw up blood... . Pours a ruddy brown .. Great lacing, mild head .. . Dirty hay, yeast, wood slivers, and squashed bugs .. . Easy mouth .. . Finish is a bit grungy, decent brew .. . . Being stabbed with a screwdriver isn’t as fun as it sounds, trust me..
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Neat block beige head dark pour medium strong carbonation aronas malt chocolate grassy note citrus crisp hops floral notes the flavours citrus Hibiscus berries spicy yeast lovely on palate this season beer the finish excellent for the style spice floral fruit lovely tastes a season drinkers delight