jtclockwork (6906) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of oak, red wine notes, roast chocolate, vanilla, toasted black malt and lightly smoked nuts. Medium body. Lots of roast with an undercurrent of red wine. Nicely done.
biggirlpanties (140) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Leighton and GT2 for sharing Dark black pour, tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, subtle dark fruits, cinnamon, notes of vanilla. Really nice - I wish the beer tasted like it smells. Seems like this might be a bit infected, with a little bit of sourness to the taste. It’s not terrible, just doesn’t seem intentional. There are some cabernet notes to the taste, black pepper. Not an incredible palate with that sourness taking on some acetone on the finish. Seems like the base beer would be pretty good, just this iteration might be a little weird.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL thanks to Leighton! Big black saison looking overcarbonated foam subsides to a smaller but persistent beige head. Deep near black pour. Good, spottier lacing. Nose is quite rich and nutty with hazelnut, toasted pecans/chestnut, intense chocolate cake, Taste up front is big carbonation distracting, almost black saison like moving to an oily, nutty chocolate cake dessert. A bit of a thinner mouthfeel for abv with an aerated black saison character. Overall, the flavor is spot on but the beer has picked up some sort of wild yeast in the barrel causing it to dry out and overcarbonate. But the end result is just a baller black saison.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: 4/V/15, bottled: 4/V/12 (2013-594) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small to no head. Aroma: caramel, grains, mocha, tobacco, very earthy, dried prunes, some spices, overripe fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of dried fruits, prunes, some overripe banana, mocha, rotten fruits, little sour, sugary touch. Aftertaste: alcohol, spicy, rotten fruits, mocha, some coffee, bitter hops, dry ending. Not a bit fan of this one.
JefVerstraete (846) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black, no head. Flat, no carbonation. Fruity and vinous nose. Bitter and complex beer. Roasted malts, coffee, and a bit sour.
BoBoChamp (5008) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, at 9.8%Vol, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex Stout, woody/roasted and slightly sour/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
EdKing (1700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Opened this and most of it just gushed out. Left with about 75ml. Colour is opaque very dark brown tan head. Nose is sour yeast, so slightly infected. There’s chocolate, coffee, sour yeast, red berry, bit musty. On the taste it’s more what I was expecting. Rich dark coffee, dark chocolate, but unfortunately a bit of that sour yeast and red berry sourness.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG thanks to Leighton! Deep brown pour with a nice lasting head. Rich aroma of roast, cocoa, chocolate, nuttiness, and wood. Flavor follows suit with a bit more rich caramel. Nice!
mike_77 (2659) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with thick coffee foam head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, fruity, vinous. Flavour is similar. This version is generally less bitter and more fruity and sour. The aftertaste does bring through hints of coffee also warming alcohol.
Desverger (1103) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle direct from brewer) Dark brown/black with a decent tan head. Aroma/taste of dark roasted smoky malts, dark fruit, chocolate/mocha/cocoa, hints of wood,pine. Rich and complex and lovely!
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from the bottle, @Kernel brewery, in July 2012.
Aroma and taste are just amazing, wood&vanilla notes are mild and suit perfectly.
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