Nate (3759) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zeno’s. Rich caramel molasses sweetness. Very malty with a raisin and mild fruity hop nose. Cloudy dark copper-brown body with light tan foamy lacing head. Heavy watery body with light smooth carbonation. Starts sweet with raisin and plum, light toasted grains and thin molasses. Mild chalky-coffee bitterness and light warming after.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma intenso de café, cravo e chocolate. Paladar levemente frutado. Creme marrom, bem consistente. O corpo é aveludado, ótima cerveja, além do nome bacana.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with light, white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is raisiny, only a faint bitterness, some smoke, and brown sugar in the mix. Pretty thin but satisfying.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 This beer smells terrific. It smells kind of nutty and sweet. The appearance bears a remarkable resemblance to Guinness, but with a slightly less foamy head. The flavour is sweet and nutty too, with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but tastefully so. The palate is not overly complex and well balanced, not tasting overly of alcohol, as some stronger beers are prone to do. Overall: Quality brew.
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, dark brown with an orangey hue and a dense, creamy, beige head that leaves laces. Sweetish aroma of dried fruit and roasted malt. Quite full-bodied with plenty of roasted malt, fruit, dried fruit and overripe fruit. Soft and smooth mouthfeel, but no bitterness to speak of. 281107
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
mmm, I like Belgian stouts...
Dark brown, with ruby tints, lovely toasted tan head, a match for Belgian cocoa powder. Beautiful.
aroma: soft, light chocolate, sweet, but solid...darker delights come forth in time, more maple and anise. Very nice.
Taste: Full-bodied, nice chocolate flavor, sweet, then bitter, then smooth. Some mild astringency, but sweet cocoa is king. Lays long on the palate. Lingers in the memory.
Exceptional and intriquing. Tasty, tasty, tasty.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Garrafa. Coloração avermelhada, com creme marrom denso e persistente. Café. Frutado. Malte torrado. Carbonatação média. Álcool presente, mas leve. Amargor idem.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Andy! clear dark brown with a great lasting fluffy brown head. chocolate toffee currant aroma. sweet tart chocolate toffee currant flavor with light smoke notes. tart dry currant finish with light smoke notes. medium body. moderate carbonation. decent.
Stine (1622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. The pour is slightly transparent and of a reddish chocolate color. Intimately nuanced and wildly vinous aroma begins with a steady pulse of wine and red fruit; black cherry, raisin, currant and strawberry. Dense, layering into white chocolate, maple and honey, dry cinnamon and nutmeg spice, and dusty baker’s chocolate. Hazelnut, and musty hints of wet cardboard. Immense and deep, but never overwhelming, it sweeps the senses along with gentle strength. Tastes a bit more tepid, though still rich and intriguing; ground grahams, cocoa powder and plum skin. Bitter tannins, plenty of molasses, oats, and chocolate. Despite its boldness and unique character, it remains understated in deft and balanced presentation. Medium to full body, forceful in texture, with dry spice in a warming finish. Almost a butter rum type of heat remains after swallowing. Really quite interesting and a nice surprise.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with red highlights and a short off-white head. Aroma was soap, funky yeast, marshmallows, prunes, and cocoa. Taste was much better. Rich chocolate, mocha, coffee, and toasty malt. It rapidly turns to cherries, yeast, and caramel/spun sugar/too sweet raisins. Interesting Belgian take on a stout.