Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2017 jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and roasty with very strong tart notes that are balanced with chocolate and roasted barley.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was semi-dark brown almost black in color with a finger’s worth of white foamy to fizzy head that quickly dissipated. Lace is barely there.
The aroma had a nice blend of black cherries to a dark chocolate malt. A light sour grape skin trickles out underneath and some signs of grassy hops lay underneath with a settling Belgian yeastiness.
The flavor brings about a nice sweet to sour to tart to semi-bitter tastes flowing into each other with a light Belgian yeasty/breadiness strolling in underneath. Blends right on into the aftertaste and slides into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable to sipping contour over my tongue. Good carbonation. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, nicely done Belgian dark ale worthy of having again if I could get it. chucklemation (1684) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, some funk, and fruit - mainly cherry. Flavor is cherry, some funk, chocolate, toffee, and roast. Smooth. This is very good. Hopper8 (178) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2017
It’s a really cool beer. All the flavors there are really good, I just don’t really like the tart and the stout together. Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2016
16oz can thanks to crossovert drfabulous (7943) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Pours black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor of dark malts, cherries, caramel, chocolate and mild tart
16 ounce can. Very dark pour. Chocolate notes with some cherry. No real funk or tartness, which is fine, but different from what I expected. Not sure why it’s called Belgian Strong Ale.
SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is sour funk, cherry, dark fruit. I like it a lot. But the flavor is Belgian esters, dark fruit. Less sour funk. More sweet. Good. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Can:   Black, moderate foamy beige head, little to no lacing.   Roasted malt and somewhat citrusy
hop nose.   Warming up front, tart, roasty, a bit lemony, with a citrusy hop background.   Seems fairly
tart as it is creating that salivary response that very tart or sour ales tend to do.   It kinda reminds me of
a very tart or sour Black IPA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Tart roasty finish.   I suppose its a
little musty, but also shows some campfire and ash.   Interesting beer overall, its like a tart Black IPA, with
a bit of mustiness.   Certainly unique. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
This poured a darker brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, dark fruit, roast, and metal. Flavor similar, disappointing given the name. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Deep brown color. No tartness whatsoever. Funk on top of roast. Not bad. Thanks BJ! AirForceHops (7238) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2015
16 oz can thanks to Willrunforbeer. Dark brown color, fast dying head. Aroma starts with a good amount of roasty hints, mild Berry type hint and light smoke.
Flavor is an odd mix of smoke, with a sour grain base. Lacto bacteria type notes. Yeah, I guess the 90 plus degree fermentation really did some off the wall stuff to this brew. Personally I really don’t enjoy this brewery yeast strain. Just my taste, hard for me to enjoy this. I got to go against the grain here... Just not good at all.