Holtguy (180) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Color is cola, with a thin tan head. Aroma of raisin and burnt malts. Flavor is sweet milkiness with bitter chocolate and raisin. Smooth, with a hint of tartness. Dry, bitter aftertaste. Aftertaste is significant. Normally I'm not a huge fan of dry, bitter aftertaste in stouts, but it works well here. BlackHaddock (8090) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
12 oz bottle on 5th Jan 2018, poured into a lovely Kasteel glass at my daughters in California. Sediment was allowed to leave the bottle, so I got really dark bodied beer, slight haze overall, but still looked good, sadly the beige/lightly tanned head soon turned into a thin wisp and collar. Malts rule the roost here, chocolate and liquorice in both the nose and taste. Had a few Belgian Stouts over the years, found them very sweet, thin bodied and very un-Belgian usually(meaning uninteresting and boring), not too sure what makes this a 'Belgian style Stout' because it isn't sweet, thin or boring! Dogbrick (14389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Sample at the "Black Friday 03" tasting on 11/24/2017. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, roast malt and earthy hops. The finish is chocolatey with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall. Foxbush (2171) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2017 12 oz bottle 4th Beer of the Christmas beers The beer poured a opaque black with a small tan head and lacing. The aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits and licorice greets you. The taste hase chocolate, coffee and roasted malt and licorice being more dominate. The beer has a light body with soft carbonation. Nice clean finish. The belgian yeast never had agreed with me. I am not a good judge of this style of beer. meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2017
this one pours a brown black with a glint of gold and a thin head. the aroma is belgo yeast, a touch of smoke, and a bir of malt. The taste is likewise strains of Belgian yeast, a bit of heavy syrupy malt, and some stouty smoke darkness to keep it going. Good for a rainy Sunday with your boo boo a cooking up something spicy in the kitchen!!!!
angoradad (38) - USA - OCT 16, 2017
Served on draft. Slight head with a dark tone. Immediate malt taste of smoke and butterscotch. Aftertaste is where the Belgian yeast kicks in. A highly drinkable, flavorful ale. Enjoy with a friend on a cool fall evening. Kleg (461) - The Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Draft at Bar Harbor Beerworks in Bar Harbor, Maine. This is a stout? Too much of a Belgian yeast flavor that I don't like. jsnicholas (726) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2017 Bottle (12oz). Strong smokey and coffee tasting stout. Maybe a little chocolate. Medium carbonation. (update 10/22/17: was 3.6, now 3.8) Been enjoying this a lot lately.
kevinsenn (2328) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
On tap. Malty raisin aroma. Chocolate, raisin, toffee, and other sweet treats in the taste with a decent bitter bite. Solid. ajnepple (7561) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Total Wine & More - Laguna Hills. Deep reddish brown colored and clear in appearance with a tan head. Aroma of flavor of black licorice, fruity esters, molasses, light chocolate and hints of candy sugar, coffee and Belgian yeast. A little intense at first, but much better as it warms. An interesting stout overall.