bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep clear brown with substantial mocha head and lacing. The intoxicating aroma was strongly of roasted malts with a bit of molasses or toffee. Flavor was richly endowed with roasted malt and some dark fruits. The sweetness was happily restrained. This was delicious and drinkable and Iíll definately seek it out again.
marcus (6784) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours near black with a massive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a sweet chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish.
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in an English pint. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, and sweet malts, a little dough/spice, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture
A pretty good beer.
Maak_d (10) - - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasty, chocolate, with a hint of fruity ester. Pours a gorgeous thick head with a boatload of lacing, color appears as a sort of dark dark black red. Taste is very malt forward - roasty and toasty with perhaps a hint of belgian yeast but less than expected. Palate is thick and coating but finishes dry. Very good stout but less Belgian-y than expected.
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from state line liquors - pours pitch with 2 fingers of milk chocolate foam. Aroma is chocolate with some smokey notes. Taste is bittersweet leans sweet, with some mild hop notes. Has a Belgian ale feeling to it which is weird. Overall, very interesting.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a huge foamy khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, musty basement, mineral and roast. Flavor is bitter chocolate, sweet malt and some light astringency. Medium body with explosive carbonation. Not a bad beer, once I swirled the excessive carbonation out of it things got better.
Swaroga (1469) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown, canít see through liquid with big lightly tanned head. Nose : smoked, burned malts. Yeast, Black chocolate. Leather, dairy, Sip : Low to medium carbonation , medium body with oily texture. Sweet with strong smoked and burned notes. A bit sour on the end, like a weak coffee. Aftertaste can develop a nice aromatic hop notes : pine and grapefruit. Quite well balanced and interesting smoked flavor into the chocolate. Nice stuff.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black with reddish hues and a wispy tan head. Notes of caramel malt, raisins, phenolic pepper, spice, choocolate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
edgallow (2358) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of nice roasted malts, sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste of the malts, coffee and cocoa.
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Noctilucus (102) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extreme gusher, which became clear as soon as I opened the bottle yet I still lost quite a bit while the foam kept rising for 2 minutes, filling pretty much 80% of the bottleÖ and itís been like that for all the bottles I had so far, even from different batches so be warned!
Black brew with beige/brown foam.
The nose is strongly sweet caramel and all the characteristics of a stout; some sourness as well as a roasted yet not burnt smell.
Bitter, sour and roasted taste, bordering on earthy and smok; no sweetness at all; pretty strong taste for just a 5.5% beer. The aftertaste is mostly roasted, almost burnt, a tad bitter and smoked. Not as strong as the taste since the sourness doesnít remain; nonetheless itís a long lasting aftertaste that at times has almost a hint of sweetness which never materializes. There seems to be little carbonation though it may be masked by the initial taste.
For me, this is a solid stout with a much stronger taste than I would have expected of a 5.5% one, good stuff!