thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Decent, nothing to crazy, no real strong taste and it has no lingering tastes worth mentioning. branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark black hazy color with minimal brownish head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. Wonderful start with a stout mouthfeel that leads to a Belgium finish - perfection! Flavors of chocolate, malts, and hints of bananas. I will definitely purchase this beer going forward! DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Fruit and some roast aromas. Tan head. Dark coloured and rich on the palate with a bitter lasting malt finish.
2. From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009
Floral aroma. Big beige head. Dark coloured sweet on the palate and malty with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter chocolate roast finish. basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Tap. Pours black with brown head. Aroma was lacking. Flavor had some malt and chocolate, but not intense. Having it on tap was probably what kept out the yeast flavor which I love. Kind of one dimensional but solid. Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Again, Allagash is still finding nice ways to twist classics. The belgian yeast for this take on stout works perfectly, as does the champagne style bottle conditioning. Nicely balanced stout with exceptionally smooth mouth and plenty of complexity. Stood up well to an intense chocolate dessert.
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
On draft at Thinking man. Pours a near clear dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose is roasty, with cocoa that comes out more in the flavor. The abv is fairly well hidden with just a touch of warmth on the tail. Some dark cherry juice as well. Moderately creamy palate. Kinda like a sweet stout with a belgian flare. Not bad simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Tasted at brewery. Clear and deep brown, brownish and fine creamy head. Aroma is dark and toasted, it smells bitter from malt. The flavor lingers, chocolate and hops mingle to make it drinkable. Body is fairly thin (reminds me of Guinness) but full of flavor. Yay beer! deyholla (12276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2009
On tap at Ashley’s. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma was full of roasted malts and a sweet chocolate undertone. Flavor began full of roasted malts, then a sweet dark candy flavor led out to the finish. Seemed a bit like a sweet stout. can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Dark caramel color with a thin white head. Strong licorice flavor compliments the brown sugar aroma. Really different than anything else I’ve had. BroSpud (2247) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Julio’s Belgian Beer Festival. Sample.Although closer to a stout than a belgian ale, the belgian yeast definitely makes this one interesting. A bit on the thin side though it does pack some flavor.