Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Clear dark brown, no head or lacing. Aroma of chocolate/cocoa. Taste is smooth cocoa with a smoke edge. Straightforward.
mike_77 (4315) - 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 (120) - 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 (8929) - 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 (4045) - 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 (2296) - 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 (1451) - 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 - I’m 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 (1817) - 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.
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with dark brown medium head. Taste is very oatmeal, roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate.
williamstome (1495) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small brown head. Huge aroma of chocolate, raisin, cocoa, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, raisin, yeast, and a hint of roast and grape and alcohol.