BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle and served in Unibroue tulip: Pours a very deep brown hue with an initial huge foamy beige head and okay lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of bittersweet chocolate, crystal and roasted malts along with some tropical fruit hops (Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe blend perhaps?). A fair amount of Belgian yeastie esters and even a nose of lacto sourness too. The taste started a tad light tart fruit with a roasted and chocolate background. Sounds great right... well the problem here is the lack of depth and not helped by an over-carbonated tongue. I am now thinking Citra more than Nelson due to the "lemon pledge" overtone on the finish but yet it still "white winey", I dunno but something missed the mark here. A watery overly acidic, homebrew extract, Belgian Porter, yeah that is it! Everything about this beer should be right up my alley but the whole experience is utterly disappointing. No respectable farmhouse would be serving this brew.
bulldogops (821) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #812 - December 8, 2013 - Beer #7 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Enchanting earthy brown-black pour with a bubbly offwhite head from this bottle, 7.4%. Nose is earth, yeast, clove, toffee, spice. Palate is delicate sourness from the yeast, mild soft fruits, raisins. Earthy hops and roast malt bitterness. medium alcohol warmth, leading to a dry, bitter, and spicy finish. Superbly done, and easily the best of the Calendar so far.
partywithanM (66) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pretty mellow but deep flavor. It pours black/red with a nice light brown head. Very yummo. I really hope my store will carry it. Definitely check this one out.
ineedbeer (432) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an old bottle from Dog Brewing.
Aroma has a nice maltiness with chocolate, roast, toasted bread and dark melanoidins. Some lighter caramel and toffee notes. Light fruitiness of plums and prunes. Slight peppery phenolic note.
Pours dark brown with a moderately thick tan head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers. Small legs and moderate lacing.
Flavor has a light sweetness with a moderate roast character. Some light chocolate notes with medium light toasted bread and dark melanoidins. Some fig, plum and prune notes with a medium light peppery phenolic note. Medium bitterness. Light ash and leather note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. Light but noticeable astringency with medium light alcohol warmth.
Overall an enjoyable roasty farmhouse ale that doesnít quite rise to the level of being a stout and reminds me more of a farmhouse porter. Some nice phenolic and dark fruit notes compliment the malt character. Light sweetness also helps keep this from being too astringent.
WheatKing (996) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day Seven. Pours dark brown without much head. Nose is pepper, dark fruit. Flavour is dark fruit, spicy malt, treacle, chalk, wood, finish is woody chalky and salty. The finish makes this kind of hard to drink, tastes like an English brewer made a dubbel then sold it on cask. Interesting but not particularly enjoyable.
hamfisted (66) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Advent Calendar. I was a bit let down by this one - maybe it was the fish for dinner? Looks and smells great, but the taste was a bit overly musty and sour for my liking. Would try again with a clean palate.
JeanDuteau (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A roast sweet smell with hints of caramel, this poured nice an dark with a good head that laced well and did not dissipate quickly. A nice fizz up front that did not overwhelm, I could taste the roast and the sweetness. A wonderfully balanced beer that had a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
andrewturba (742) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 7! Pours a very dark brown that appears some what clear letting some light through and a small off white head. Aroma is spicy cloves, dark dried fruits, and dark candied syrup. Flavour is spicy Belgian phenols, cloves, sweet dark sugars, mild bitterness, roasted malts, dark dried fruits, and faint alcohol.
MunBro (25) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Craft advent calendar day seven. Pours really nice with a minimal head, beautiful hues. Smells like my old gym socks, which is strange because it was really a decent beer. The higher alcohol content didnít add much though.
slimspady (139) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Plums and dark fruits. Complex yet smooth. Advent calendar day 7. Stillwater is really good, haven't been disappointed yet.
Reimer96 (855) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBAC day 7! Pours a clear dark brown with a red hue. Aroma of Belgian yeast, cloves, fruity, spicy pepper and some caramelized sugar. Taste of cloves, spicy Belgian yeast, pepper, dark dried fruits and burnt sugar on the finish that leaves a nice spicy bitterness.