BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2015
Aromas of chocolate, booze, and faint fruits. Body is murky black/ brown tinged, the head quickly dissipated into nothing. Flavor is belgian yeasts with slightly toasted malts, with a alcohol finish. Overall its decent enough. nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
750ml bottle c/o Elise shared at GTMW ticket line 2014. Unfiltered black-brown body. Foamy beige head. Medium bodied, roastier than most Belgians. Nice fluffy carbonation. Sort of like a Dunkel, belgified. Sweet and easy, rich, nice depth. Classic, well done. Travlr (24781) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Gusher. Very dark brown color, massive tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is fruity caramel. Hmmm... lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours pitch black from bottle with tons of head. Smells smokey and a bit chocolatey. Med/light mouth feel with lots of carbonation. Taste is roasted goodness with flavors of chocolate and chicory. Sweetness and a little hop as well. sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Surprisly underrated . Black color , medium beige head . Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Balanced taste of roasted malt , caramel and earthy hops. Decent ale.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Surprised by the ratings below I thought this was a very solid beer. Pours very black with a nice lacy head. Aroma is somewhat subdued not as roasts as I would expect. Taste is very well-balanced rich toasty coffee chocolate. Very complex for a session strength beer. Finishes refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ttoadee (1491) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Dark brown pour, minimal head. Nose is heavy roasted grain. Little sweet. Middle is coco. Finish comes in dry and roasty. Not bad. kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
I thought this was better than the average rating indicated. However, I was somewhat surprised that it was classified under Belgian ale. This was almost like a mix between a schwarzbier and a Belgian. Faint caramel malt aroma. Dark brown color with a sustainable head. The palate was actually favorable with a weight and solidness I enjoyed. Flavors were subdued with caramel and burnt sugar flavors. A certain roasted character also came out with a hint of Belgian yeast. Not a great beer but better than expected. This was batch 5 and from what I understand the original releases left a lot to be desired. Here’s to getting better at your craft. bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark malt with a touch of cocoa nib type chocolate. Med body or so. Flavor is earthy, dark malt and not much coffee - but a little bakers chocolate seems present. Earthy, unsweet chocolate. Not really very bitter, except for the earthiness, and I’m not getting much in the way of fruity ester. Maybe a little yeast/spice. Yeah, sort of like I’d imagine a Schwarzbier made with Belgian yeast. Don’t know why it has such a low rating, except perhaps it is very different. I’m a drinkin it all! cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle shared at GTMW ticket line, pours a very dark brown with a thin head, the aroma is of light chocolate with maybe a little bit of coffee poking through, the flavor is light and watery with some chocolate in the finish, not sure what to think of this one.