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Human history is filled with myths and legends that shape and define our culture. Rituals, celebrations, gatherings.. whatever. One thing thatís for sure, is we enjoy a proper shindig. So letís get the stories flowing and share a little íFolkloreí. A bracingly deep ale, built dark and rich with an elegantly lean body, accompanied by heady aromas of Belgian yeast, earthy hops and gently kissed by a wisp of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (737) - Albany, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
(Bottled 1/2/14) - 1 Finger orangy brown head of fine bubbles. Dark black body. Slight smokey aroma. Dark malts carry over into the flavor. Burnt malt on the back end. Some mouth feel, though seems proper for the style and alcohol content. Says unfiltered. But there was no sludge on the bottom of the bottle after pouring. Nice sipping stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (148) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Very dark with medium head. Aroma is multi-dimensional with some coffee and some sour fruit. Malty flavor with a quick change to chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Very roasted flavor to finish. I really enjoy this beer. Very complex. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Draft. Fairly hoppy and roasty. Not even sure what they were going for but is pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1345) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2014
On tap at the Stillwater at Dig Bar. Foreign Stout. One of their rare dark beers, itís brewed with the Rochefort yeast strain. It pours a dark brown with a rusty beige head. The aroma is plum, roasty chocolate with a bunch of umami meatiness. The mouthfeel is quite nice, silky smooth & full bodied. The taste is sharp, fruity, dark roasty, pitted fruits - cherry-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1613) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Of Love & Regret. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like bitter coffee, raisins, booze, light syrup. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet booze, raisin, cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 19, 2014
Mild fresh-squeezed darks fruit aroma, prune juice, some yeast. Medium dark brown, flat. Light melange of raisins, prunes, and dates. Light chocolate roast emerges in mid palate. Decided alcohol warmth. Medium body and just a little spritzy. Fun on the tongue. A nice take on the Belgian stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5910) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from BOTW. Brought this back for my mates, but they will all get it on tap next week, as will I, so I drank it. very fruity nose, grapes and cherries, light citrus. Maybe some chocolate, coffee, and licorice, but itís light. Dull black with lace. Flavor is more stout-like; lots of dark chocolate, some coffee, roasted wood, fruits. Nice and interesting. Not a straight-forward stout, something spicy and Belgian. Good stuff, though. Body it a bit thin, but i dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (90) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
Dark brown, almost black body w/ a tan head. Chocolate, dark fruit and coffee aromas. Bittersweet chocolate boozy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1723) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
Tap at Watering Hole. On the heavy side, quite thick, lots of dark fruit. Almost porter like. Liquorice, lightly spicy, fruity, soy sauce, light smoke. Initial sweetness, but then fairly dry finish. Bit of cola about it. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle at Union Square Cafe NYC. Superb bottle label. Dark black colour, decent carbonation, off white head. Never really understood Belgian stouts before, they always seemed quite stouty and not so Belgian, but I think Iím slowly getting there. This one had clearly a good roasty malt profile, but then a spiciness and slightly herbal note which was very interesting. I was a fan, and this beer did extraordinary things in conjunction with the fennel shortbread which came with one of the desserts in this place. It was a taste sensation.

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