strap (417) - Seoul, - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gambrinus in Owensboro KY. Just had a sample. Deep dark pour with a chocolate head. Earthy flavors, very solid stout with a multitude of flavors...coffee, chocolate, a hint of vanilla. We’ll done
Zymurgeist2 (1030) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Clear brown with brown head. Belgian yeast stars with a subtle funk and moderate chocolate.
edgallow (2102) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, malts and some spice.
blankboy (6067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy light-brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and chocolatey. Flavour of yeast and chocolate along with dark fruit and some sugary sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Just good, a bit too sweet for me.
requiax (1) - - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Birch, Norfolk Va. Pours a deep red/black. Cherry, Anise bitter caramel, complex.
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Quevillon (2510) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml purchase at the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury (VT) on August 19, 2014. Pure black, small beige head. Fruity coffee aroma, some spiciness. Fruity chocolate taste, a bit sour, good coffee bitterness. Untraditional but good!
EcnarM (86) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and earthy with a tan laced head from a bottle to glass. Great use of Belgian yeast, as it is apparent in aroma and taste. Solid beer.
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ronaldtheriot (1256) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stillwater Folklore has a thin, beige head, a dark brown (essentially black) appearance, and not really any lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, dark-roasted malt, black cherry, dark chocolate, and char. Taste is of dark-roasted, charred malt, black cherry, a touch of licorice, bitterness from the char, prunes, and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium, not heavy, as one might expect. Stillwater Folklore finishes semi-dry, rich, and surprisingly smooth. No real alcohol pick up with this one. RJT
vtafro (3462) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Jeremy. Black pour with tan head. Licorice, some roasted, chocolate, other almost medicinal aromas. Flavors are roasted and dry malt tones, chocolate, some licorice and spice tones.
ABT_S54 (149) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle served in a Leffe glass. Absolute gusher! Two minutes and glasses of froth later and I am able to pour this into a glass. Aroma is powerful dark fruits (blackberries, cherries) and burnt malts. Pours a wonderful dark brown (almost black) ale with a hugely impressive dark beige head which persists throughout the drink. This is a sipper. Taste is very complex with the dark fruits promised in the aroma being forefront in its presentation but giving way almost immediately to chocolate and coffee. As the beer warms up charred barrels are very prominent in the aftertaste with a nice tobacco(y) dryness. Mouthfeel is medium so spot on for a stout (this is not an imperial stout) with a reasonably lively carbonation. I have awarded bonus points for the truly excellent artwork on the label. A welcome addition to my repeat order list and further proof that I am preferring American beers to Belgians.
kappldav123 (5016) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Starts fine spicy, hoppy background, well balanced. Finish again milder, soft-malty. Malty-dry aftertaste. Okay.