sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, purchased at FFF XV. Pours a jet black color with a big tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, smokey, chocolate. A little heavy on the palate with lively, creamy carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet, lots of coffee, some chocolate, just a small hint of vanilla, with a bitter, coffee finish. Pretty tasty, but I think the underlying beers are better on their own.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to a trade with stoutfest. Pours a nice thick body, thinner then I was expecting. The flavour was quite nice. You could tell it was a blend, not that you could pick out the individual beers but it had a lot of taste going all around. It was quite sweet and it was just a solid beer.
tderoeck (6221) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
18/II/2012 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a (2012-136) Thanks to BoBoChamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: dairy, fresh cheese, caramel, raisins, touch of vanilla, mocha. MF: no carbon, full body, thick oily texture. Taste: bit sweet and caramelly in the start, mocha, bitter hops, dried fruits, some liquorish, little sour. Aftertaste: bitter hops, mocha and coffee, sweet caramel and syrup.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Baller Stout, new exclusive collab. brew Anno 2011, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, good head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body with s tan head. Smooth body. Hops are in the finish. Way better than I expected
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Taster at RateBeer awards dinner. Jesus, after 12 beers at the dinner, how the hell do I rate this? That, and it’s a blend? Anyway, caramel, molasses, chocolate, coffee, kitchen sink aroma and flavors for an amazingly balanced beer. Amazing.
Yup, this beer was much more enjoyable on it’s own. Stood up to my terrible cold on the night of the original dinner. Just an amazing mix of the component beers...Dark Lord’s sweetness muted, Darkness’s soap-palate eliminated, some dark fruit from the Black Albert, and Beer Geek Brunch is just flat out good.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in late November 2011 from a waxed and capped bomber bottle at UncleJedi’s birthday tasting, big thanks to Blake for sharing this one. Pours opaque, muddy dark brown with a thin brown head that leaves a thin ring of lace. The nose is dark chocolate, molasses, and tons of roasted bitter coffee. The flavor is more molasses and raisin, lightly sweet, dominating, with the dark chocolate, coffee, and overall roasted bitterness bringing up the rear. The body is full, thick, and syrupy, with light carbonation and a long dark chocolate and roasted bitter finish.
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Craigers- thanks man! Pours a lovely jet black color with a medium thick brown head. The nose is full of super sweet buttered pop corn- diacetal I guess. The flavor is a rich roast, coffee, sweet, very sweet with the buttery notes never far off. There is lots of Black Albert and Brunch in here along with more dark fruit but unfortunately the super sweet butter comes in massive. Still OK.
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from SS 2011, thank Kyle
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, buttery and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee, vanilla and buttery
Nice but didn’t seem right. It was still enjoyable, nothing offensive.
Gription79 (2615) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. This beer is loaded with dyacital. Chocolaty, roasted malts, caramel, buttered popcorn. Had high hops for this one, a little let down.