tderoeck (5849) - 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 itís 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 itís own. Stood up to my terrible cold on the night of the original dinner. Just an amazing mix of the component beers...Dark Lordís sweetness muted, Darknessís soap-palate eliminated, some dark fruit from the Black Albert, and Beer Geek Brunch is just flat out good.
wedgie9 (2504) - 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 UncleJediís 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 (6940) - 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 (5737) - 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 didnít seem right. It was still enjoyable, nothing offensive.
Gription79 (2441) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 2/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and black with a small tan head that left no lacing. The aroma was sweetish vanilla, malty and a touches of cocoa and hickory. The flavor was sweet and malty with a light bitter roasty undertone and touches of vanilla, coffee, cocoa and a hint of wood. The finish was long, roasty and malty with lingering vanilla and wood. Fairly full bodied. Interesting but I was hoping for more.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge thanks to jale for this bottle. Served in a FFF Anniversary pint glass.
Pours nearly black with a nice tan head. Good retention and lacing. The nose is fairly sweet with plenty of dark fruits. Some chocolate and roast behind. Not as complex or integrated as I would expect. Flavor is pretty similar. Quite sweet. Medium body and chewy. Some booze. Not terribly impressed -- from breweries of this caliber, I expected a lot more.