snzcujo (277) - RUSSIA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 03/03/2013.
Pours dark-dark brown, with a lovely long-lasting creamy head.
Aroma is full of different candy sugar syrups, a bit floral and spicy, slightly zesty in the end.
Taste is surprisingly totally different! A lot of roasted notes, oats is also here, following by a fruity/citrusy wave (of hops?). After some warming, could feel candy sugar as well.
Aftertaste is warming and just a bit boozy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JefVerstraete (671) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Saint Eugène. Black redbrown colour. Sweet (dark fruits, ahorn sirup) but also bitter finish and burned malts. Low carbonation. Very balanced beer.
SlackerMads (855) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small khaki head. Aroma is flowers (yarrow, tansy), fruit, sweet grain and a bit vinous. Some liqourice and chocolate too. Taste is medium+ sweet, medum body, oily/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Finish is long and flowery/spicy.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark black, bit of brown around the edges, finger of frothy khaki colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted milk chocolate malts and caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, and light pine hops, rye, wheat, Belgian yeast, spices, light booze.
T - Roasted milk chocolate malts, caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, pine hops, bitterness, spicy rye, wheat, Belgian yeast, spices, hint of coffee, light booze.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted, bitter, dry, warming finish.
D - Really nicely balanced and complex.
superspak (1904) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, lot 01/01/2011. Pours cloudy fairly pitch black color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense dark khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, chocolate, roasted malt, light char, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, pepper, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; very unique. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, coffee, brown sugar, pepper, clove, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, light char, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, coffee, brown sugar, clove, pepper, earth, herbal, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Nicely complex with unique flavor and nice balance; and very smooth to sip on. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
gunnfryd (9321) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, coffee, roasted malt, raisin. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, malt, raisin, coffee, sugar, hop, chocolate. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger VSK night. Great llok dark pour with creamy khaki head. Nose of dark fruits and licorice. tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, anise, berries, earth, herbal, grass, and espresso. medium bodied with lingering finish. yum
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. Pours a near black opaque dark brown color with nice tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, leather, earthy malts, and spices. Taste is very much Belgian stout-esque with solid roastyness and a rich creamy mouthfeel. Great beer.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark umber color witha big four finger eggshell foam that hangs out and sticks like a champ. Aromas are roasted chocolate malts, dark fruits; plum, raisin, fig....little bit of herbalness too licorice,mint, clove. Complex palate... wow roasty toasty malts with earthy spice. Loads and loads of flavors bombard the palate, but still it remains balanced and smooth. Cedar, chocolate, pine very rustic and woodsy. Wow I had this a year ago but it was during a ate night camping session... so glad I found another bottle to revisit !
Wolfbass (812) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sinceramente non mi è dispiaciuta, ma non mi ha appagato del tutto. Al naso frutta e anice, mentre in bocca ancora anice protagonista insieme alla liquirizia.