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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 19, 2012
22oz bottle. Rich, pretty black with smaller tannish head. Cola, herb, hop. Roasty veg. Nice dry note. clean, strong stout

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Very dark brown pour, sizeable tan head. Chicory and dark fruits on the nose. Slightly tinny/mineral-laden flavor – like someone added seltzer water to what I thought this was going to taste like. Love the label, but this brew isn’t my favorite – these farmhouse ales are better when lighter, in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (712) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle from West Lakeview liquors: pours motor oil brownish black, lighter brown head that persists. Nose is chocolate, Belgian yeast, coffee, roasted malts, pepper possibly? On the tongue, more of the same. Elegant balance and drinkability. Lighter bodied with some peppery heat on the finish. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Sample at the Twelve Percent Imports tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/20/12. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Nose consists of chocolate, roast and smoke. Chocolatey flavor with light smokiness before a dry, roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StormCoat (108) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
Picked up a bottle at Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA. Started to foam over when I uncapped the bottle. Poured nearly black with an enormous, foamy tan head, and seemed overcarbonated with the first sips...but settled down after I let it stand for a little while. Aroma is huge and really wonderful: spicy dark fruits, banana, and brown sugar. Flavors are a very nice, complex mixture of fruit—especially black cherries—chocolate, and a tasty, mellow coffee finish. Medium body and fairly drinkable for a richly-flavored beer. Very good overall!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle:   Black, large foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft smoke and charred wood nose, light roast, a bit yeasty and barnish.   Seems like a Smoke crossed with a Stout, slight Belgian flair.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full, but still remains a little spritzy.   Smokey roasty finish, a little dark pitted fruit, dark chocolate, ash, mustiness, and funky yeastiness.   Very enjoyable.   Wished it were a little more meatier tho, in body, heavier and viscous.   Still good tho.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 04/20/2012. Pours not quite opaque black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of dark malt, coffee and yeast. Medium body with a malty, yeasty character with notes of mild roasted coffee and chocolate. The finish is dark chocolate and malt with a lingering yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
500ml. One of the old Max’s 25 to 1 bottles. Into a Chimay chalice, it pours a very dark brown. Almost black. Good sized tan head. Decent retention Chocolatey and toffee malts. Belgian spice and yeast. Hints of dark fruit. Flavor profile is basically the same. Hint of hoppy bitterness and smoke. Definitely picks up some booziness as it warms. Full bodied. low carbonation. On the sweeter side with a hint of smokiness in the finish. I actually really like this, but it’s borderline more of a stout than a Belgian dark. Has a few Belgian qualities. but overall I’d recommend. Now goes by the name of Folklore. I have a bottle of that too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (199) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Sharp, coffee like smell, coffee color, fine-bubbled head. It’s a good beer, even if it’s not to my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color, beige head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee, berries, and roasted grain. Taste was about the same. Very easy drinking.


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