stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid jet black pour. Amazing dark tan head. When cold the tartness comes out from the Belgian yeast. As the beer warms the complexity of character really comes out. The sweetness mellows and thealt really comes through. The mix of the yeast and malt delivers delicious notes of dark toffee, chocolate and anise in a mesium to thick mouthfeel. Finish is crisp and dried figs, prunes, raisins linger on the palate.
unclemike (2685) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a l;ingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, carmel and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, dark fruit and licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolatey fruity finish.
ByTheirLimpin (52) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yup. Thatís an experience. Poured from the bottle high gloss black. Fat caramel orange head. The palate is a "choose your adventure". First go round was malty, bready yeast...and Iím sure there was a banana in there somewhere. Next trip was sweeter, syrupy with a cherry in the. And finally settled into a smooth melted chocolate goodness. Yum.
mike_77 (4326) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black and oily. Quite a sweet aroma with some hints of banana. Bittersweet dark malts and some sweeter, fruity notes too.
gr_pa (127) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, small tan. Aroma: lots of chocolate, coffee, soy sauce. Medium body, sweet. Again chocolate, caramel, some spices, alcohol.
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Dark sweet Woody malts. Jet black brown with no head. Lots of burnt sugar, dark Woody notes. Tons of flavor, no booze and a long malty, smoky Woody finish.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to hubsluvsbeer: Poured a black with brown head. Aroma is mild coffee and sweet to the nose. Taste was caramel malts, sweet, yet offset by coffee.
JefVerstraete (2300) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown/black colour, dark foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet nose of chocolate and liquorice. Notes of coffee and caramel. Very sweet and alcoholic. Light bitter aftertaste. Ok.
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a great beer. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells good, vanilla and coffee. Taste is not good, very sharp and boozy, not much else. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 pack, to snifter. Pours nearly black with a very small, red-tinged khaki head. A little clumpy lacing. Aroma of coffee liqueur and candied fruit. Flavor is initially dominated by raisins, dates and booze. Calms down a little and the coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal come through. Really not getting any Belgian yeast. Finish is fairly scotch-like, with more alcohol burn and some oak notes. Slick mouthfeel. Absolutely no attempt has been made to hide the near-12% abv - Iím into it, but if you prefer the booze on your impy to be buried a little more, you may not like it as much.
Abio (1816) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good brew. Nice roastiness, good amount of biterness, and good looking in the glass.