bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours dark brown with orange aspects and a smallish beige/tan head. Cooked brown bread? The aroma could be that. Med body, barely. There’s a hint of concord grape, then that burnt malt thing. It comes across grapily fruity and near pumpernickel malty. Pretty dry finish. Kudos for a new taste sensation.
BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle: BBD Oct 2015. Poured at home into a Westvleteren chalice on 24th Sep 2014, sediment and all went into the chalice. Very dark brown to black body, the head a healthy tanned foam covering, the room to dark to tell if the beer was cloudy or clear, held up to the light it was clearly cloudy! Over roasted maltiness hits the nose and then the palate as you take a sip. Burnt notes arrive and drift away as chocolate and coffee flavours replace the initial toasty feel and smells. This is a malty brew with very little hop content noticeable. Fairly dry and bitter it is not for speed drinking, but for a leisurely, slow session of small sips to appreciate the finer things in life. A smoking jacket sort of beer, a coal fire in the winter brew. Very pleasant in deed.
Zymurgeist2 (1158) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the bottle at Cambrinus. roast and chocolate jump out of the glass for a beautiful aroma. Deep brown with a massive light tan head that lingered. Flavor was complex, with the roast and chocolate dominating, with a silkiness of mouthfeel. I am scoring this high - but this was the beer I had on my last night in Brugge while my Westy 12 got to proper temperature....so maybe it gets an extra 0.3 or so for an awesome time!
Bosbouw (1487) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beetje cola kleur met een volle crème en fijne kraag. Ruikt zoetig, crème, vanille, herfstfruit. Beetje gebrand en chocolade. Smaakt bitterzoet, chocolade, iets gebrand en crème. Iets bittere afdronk. Best lekker.
Travlr (14198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Max’s. Dark brown color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, bitter finish.
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Nice belgian style porter, cocoa, roast notes, but with some belgian yeastiness. Thinner body.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Devil’s Advocate. Goblet. Dark color with decent head and lacing. A borderline chocolate/caramel aroma that lends itself to a similar taste. A refreshing quality that was unexpected. Malt heavy...toasted biscuit flavor. I like Heaven more but every once in awhile...
mikske79 (1268) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een bier met goed wat smaak aan zoals het hoort te zijn voor een donker bier.
JeyAre (216) - - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color with considerable head. Aroma of caramel. Taste accordingly - coffee and caramel. Quite good palate, soft and bubbly at the same time. And yet I think the heaven version was better
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into tulip. Dark reddish brown pour. Nice lacing and head. Fruit and malt aroma. Plum and roast. Pretty neat