cheap (5073) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
At the Vintage Estates Octoberfest Beer tasting festival. Now I’m not sure how this is rated as a stout because I never tasted a stout like this before. Looks like rootbeer. Interesting nifty aroma like cola soda pop, quite attractive and makes my mouth water. Initial taste is pretty strong, more than I anticipated from the smell. Barely any carbonation in this brew. Quite alky and malty bitter. Whiskey flavors within. Quite a beer, but probably not a stout! Possible and imp stout, but not a stout. Finish is lingering malt bitter. In the ’stout’ category, sammy smiths blows this away.
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, BB 3/28/09. Poured medium-deep brown with a medium cap of well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet darker fruits, sweeter chocolates, burnt oak, marshmallow, and warm spices.. very intriguing and enjoyable. Flavor - really hard to call this a stout (same deal with the aroma).. more like a dubbel with sweetened-up dark fruits and distinctly Belgian yeast.. warm, hard-to-place spices pop up, and a sweet fruity finish. This hid its alcohol VERY well. Medium-ish bodied and a bit too sweet on the palate. Nice one!
clueo (168) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Dark with a nice creamy froth. Nice strong flavor and a soft aroma for a stronger beer. Very easy to drink with a smooth aftertaste.
jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown with tan head...nice yeasty and chocolate aroma...rich carmely sweetness balanced well
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colored, brown head. Nice chocolaty aroma, rich sweetness and toffee also present, mild alcohol, grains and spices there too. Medium bodied. Flavor is also nicely chocolaty with biting hops, roastiness and some spices, mild alcohol also noticable. Nice balanced Belgian.
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
different label. BB 02/09. Pours dark brown with a red hew fine lasting head. Aroma is sweet of dark fruits - Rasin & plum. In the taste there is notes from roasted malts - coffee & caramel. Slight bitter roast. Good lacings. Smooth mouthfeel. Soft palate. Very nice!
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of malts and some chocolate. Poured ruby/dark red in color with a dense, foamy, rocky, medium-brown head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes malty with notes of smoke, chocolate, roasting, and raisins. Medium body. Chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Dry, roasty finish.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark ruby that has some head that does not stay around for too long. Nose is strong with sweetness and some firm caramel. I get a sense that there is a coffee tone that is very far in the background that is just barely peeking through. Flavor is beautiful. Outstandingly unique. Sweet for a bit, and then the stout characteristics kick in. Slight coffee accents follow the thick sweet and then it ends with a bubbly sensation on your tongue. Almost seems to be a touch of port to it. Feel is extremely well balanced. Slight bubble. Drinkability. This is not one to really drink hard and fast. Definitely a sipper...but sippable for your entire night and then some. Beyond worth trying. If you have the opportunity, trying this is imperative.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black with ruby highlights, nice fine beige head, lots of lace, sweet chocolate aroma, nice roasted flavor with some rich chocolate, light fruity character, a blend between a Belgian and a stout, some nice fruityness eventually shows up,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl. Nice red/brown color with a light reddish/lightbrown foamy head. Arome is chocolate with roasty notes. Rich flavor with tastes of malt, fruites, little smoke and chocolate. The mouthfeel is rich with small alcohol. Overall a nice beer with true belgian characteristics.