BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours dark dark brown with a tams dissipating head. This bottle was very tart even sour. Not sure if this was intentional. Lots of chocolate and dark fruits also. Interesting beer. drjay44 (3801) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
330 ml. bottle. BBD Sept 2014. Pours a very thick, gradually collapsing light beige head, with some lacing, over a cloudy brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is plum, light coffee, chocolate hints.....taste is dried fruit (plum, raisin), finishing with a sharp spice bitter bite, mostly dry throughout.....mouth feel light of medium, sticky, lightly astringent, alcohol burn present, carbonation adds light tingle. This bottle had a heavy yeast layer on the cap and surrounding the neck. This has obviously re-fermented in the bottle with the heavy layers of yeast. I wonder about yeast autolysis giving the off notes and perhaps explaining the fusel notes. This bottle was unfortunately a beer past its prime. BJCP 6/2/12/3/6 Emeister84 (2574) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Aromas of roasted chocolate, char, and dried dark fruit. Hazy dark brown with a lasting, clumpy, tan head. Dry, strong, roasty, and subtly fruit, with notes of amontillado sherry. Full bodied with prickly carbonation, and finishes with a somewhat spicy, roasty finish. Very carbonated, exploded when we opened it. zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Chocolate and coffee scents with roasty malts and mild alcohol slight soy scent. Thick dark brown body and foamy brown lasting head. Nutty Malty Chocolate and black coffee tastes slight grapey alc taste. Dry and creamy on the palate AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
This is a very sweet Belgian stout. Tried it along with a Russian Imperial and they are similar, but this one is much more sweet and creamy.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
November 2010. Poured black from the bottle with a tan head. Yeasty aromas with roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruit. A bit sour on the finish. olio (10472) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
33 cl bottle.laiti (8508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Originally rated on 20100227.
Pours murky brown, almost black color with a large head. Aroma of yeast, sourish ripe fruits, chocolate, dark roasted malts and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, some salty licorice mild coffee notes, sour fruits and yeast. Not too fond of these sour belgian IS.
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 27.02.2010BVery (11239) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma is somewhat sour with soy sauce and salty licorice. Also some distant earthy notes. Flavour has salty licorice, sourness, some soy sauce and caramel. Also some fruity notes. An IS in Belgian way – not my thing.
Bottle from Blue Max. Deep mahogany pour with a huge head - somewhat of a gusher. Chocolate and sour fruit elements - pretty tasty. DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
$3 single at Binny’s, April 2011. Beer is more of a porter brwon, although markedly darker. Nice foamy head. Sweet candi sugar smell permeates the room as I’m typing. Taste is very sweet, but immediately a tart backwash comes in. Plenty of fizz that helps mix in the tastes. Pretty loaded with hops, even if the bottle’s 2 years old and it’s the Challenger and East Kent Goldings (that’s what the label says). Gets a little gassy just halfway through. Some dark roast malt to it. Doesn’t quite play well with its dark Kandi sugar (again, from the label). This is simply kind of… strange. Which is what makes it a Belgian beer.