AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
09Sep2011. Dark brown color with tan foamage. Dark roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate, light earth aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Lightly sweet chocolate, molasses, toasted nut flavors with sweet dark bread, brown sugar, spices meshing nicely--very very fucking good--
Beerdedone (2350) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small creamy tan head that left good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, raisins and nuts. Flavor was slightly sweet with bakers chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, a touch of molasses and some nuttiness. Awesome brew
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fluffy spattered pancake with a very dark brooding liquid. Smells of chocolate and whiskey. This brew is viscous yet yielding lively carbonation. A very rich and generous ale pushing abundant flavor performance to the edge with colors like coffee, cocoa, maple, and plum. A moderate sweetness factors in with high abv to somewhat tame this beast. This is wine beer.
b79turner (167) - Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. HUGE fluffy head, well over half the glass. Pours a dark brown/black color. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, raisins. This is a big beer! Absolutely a fantastic winter-time beer. I wish I had another bottle to save for Christmas!
superspak (1480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into goblet. Pours deep dark brown color with a 1 finger tan head with great retention, that reduces to a lacing cap that lasts. Thick lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, and nuttiness. Slight bit of alcohol in there, but not too noticeable. Wow, fantastic aromas here, tons of complexity going on Taste of huge caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, molasses, nuttiness, and a bit of booze in the back. There are lingering notes of big caramel, chocolate, and molasses after the finish for a decent amount of time. Decent amount of alcohol warming after the finish, with a small amount in the taste as well. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied. Fairly smooth drinkability for 12%, but definitely something I am taking my time on to finish. Best enjoyed very slowly because the alcohol and sweetness gets a bit cloying. Overall, this is an excellent Belgian Strong Dark ale, plenty of great complexity and huge flavor and fairly smooth drinking.
jtclockwork (5112) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours black. Brown head. Nose and taste of booze, toasted nuts, cocoa, caramel, dark fruits and yeast. A bit of a chocolate booze bomb. Medium body.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet doesn’t quite describe this winter seasonal; maybe diabetic coma gets the point across better? This bottle deserves credit for being very true to its namesake, but that doesn’t make for great beer. The caramel and chocolate dominate every aspect of this beer, save for the bitter, hot fade, one that torches its way down your throat like a flaming turtle. Should be toned down enough to drink with the rest of the series ten years from now. (12/29/09)
BrianDorry55 (329) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours dark brown with a red hue and a medium tan head. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, figs, plums, banana, brown sugar and wood. Flavor is brown sugar, figs, walnuts, cinnamon, plums, cocoa, and wood. Full bodied with some good heat but pretty well hidden for 12%. Awesome holiday beer.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Beershine
Black color; creamy head. Dark caramel and light roasted malt aroma, with light woody sourness, some alcohol, dust. Strong body, strong chocolate flavor, medium sweetness, light wood touch, and pepper. Solid.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a creamy pale brown head. The aroma holds chocolate and a sour note up front alongside hints of sour berries, earth, nuts, new leather, brown sugar, mild spicy and whisper of esters (pears and bananas) Fat malt profile. Fantastic nose, best Bruery beer yet. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light to medium acidic. Chocolate, nuts, sour cherry juice, liquorice, light spicy and fruity. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and light tart with light carbonation. Buttery nuts, chocolate and spices alongside a sour note. Medium bodied.