crossovert (9089) - 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 (642) - 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 (1302) - 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 (2556) - 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
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, M4TRP bottle code. Pours hazy very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast, coffee, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, earthy hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast, coffee, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and mysterious with great malt - chocolate or burnt oats make a great beer
blackisle (1149) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Opaque dark brown, one finger foamy tan head, recedes quickly to a thin layer with good lacing; aroma roasted malts, caramel, coffee, mocca, bitter chocolate, cloves, herbal hops; taste medium sweetbitter, roasted malts, light coffee; full body, creamy texture; bitter roasted finish, bit spicy. Reminds me of a strong porter.
seynie (228) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with medium head. Creamy but lacking in substance. Short finish. Pleasant but not special
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some light raisin and prune. Light florals with some light raisin and fruit. Pours dark brown with ok head and lacing. Bottle from Foodery.