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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Human history is filled with myths and legends that shape and define our culture. Rituals, celebrations, gatherings.. whatever. One thing that’s for sure, is we enjoy a proper shindig. So let’s get the stories flowing and share a little ’Folklore’. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Sofia, San Diego, CA
Pours almost black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, fruity and chocolate finish., Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a deep black color with a one finger beige head that falls quickly with little lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, some cocoa and dates. Taste is dark fruit malt, cherries followed by a light coffee malt. Medium earthy bitterness with dark cherry fruitiness throughout. Finishes is dry, and slightly roasty , with some liquorice. Medium body and moderate carbonation, very smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
750 ml bottle. Gusher - what a waste. Negative points. Pours black with huge head (of course). Aromas of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts and shoe polish. Somewhat sweet and dry. Flavors of dark milk chocolate, sweet coffee, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1655) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: Opaque black body with a tall and dense tan to brown head that sticks around for a while and settles into a thick and frothy coating.
Aroma: The aroma is pretty awesome, sweet cocoa and coffee with mellow but bright red apple and hints of under ripe banana.
Taste: Fruit notes are abundant throughout of apple cider and banana with a cocoa backing and a touch of roast. The flavor is a little watery during the mid thought light coffee aromas overlie it. This needs a bit more malt beef to it and it would be about perfect.
Palate: A bit thin for the style, a touch watery. Carbonation is low.
Overall: This is pretty darn good, but it’s missing body and needs a bit more carbonation. This is hinting at perfect, but is missing on some key marks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Dark black with giant tan head. Sweet and bubbly with a hint of chocolate. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
This was poured from a keg at El Bait shop in Des Moines. Black pour with thin white head. A little watery but good coffee and malty flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013
Cloudy dark brown small brown head. Roasted malts, caramel coffee, flavor is roasted malts licorice caramel coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2013
Dunkelbraun, trüb mit Bergen aus Schaum. Sehr hefige Nase mit Kakao- u. Röstmalzaromen. Im Geschmack zwar klar ein Stout mit Röstmalz, Kakao- und Kaffeenoten, aber auch sehr hefig und überbordender Kohlensäure...hat irgendwas von der belgischen Variante eines Stouts. Ein "normales" Stout ohne soviel Hefe und Co2 ist eher mein bevorzugtes Stout. Trotzdem eine gute Erfahrung!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap at baitshop... pitch black thick pour..smoky taste and aroma.. bitter finish..i dig it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Smitty. Hearty near-black pour infused with lively carbonation requiring a staged pour. Aroma is burnt malts and dark fruits in equal proportion, with a rustic yeasty character. The palate is unmistakably heavy and full-bodied, but with lots of carbo. Not sure how I feel about the carbo-- I like my stouts (whether sweet or foreign or impy) to have a silky rich mouthfeel, and the carbo interferes with this. The flavours are spot on though-- sweet dark fruits with chocolate and bready yeast, some sweet light smoke. Really lovely flavours, very Belgian in character.

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