Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2017 alliance100 (1190) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - pours black with light tan head. mild dark fruit and tart aromas . Body is light. Taste brings some cocoa , faint smoke and sourness. Finishes with a little sweetness. Not bad. Very approachable .
Tallboy can. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of bready malt, plum and a bit of spice. The taste is plum, cherry, spice, bready malt, hints of roast. Medium bodied. Nice. agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2017
On draft at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. Poured deep brown with thin ring of head. Dark fruit, plums, roasted malt, cocoa. Expected more from the yeast. partchapol (143) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2017
Smell of yeast, malt, bread. Clear dark brown color with light tan crown. Taste of yeast, sour coffee, malt. Don’t feel any spice and complex of Belgium beer. Ok beer, not great. Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Canned. A bit thin. Dark with yeast. I like it but would have liked fuller body. mfhennig (286) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2016
Poured from an undated can. Dark brow, no head at all. Aroma is bread, yeast a hint of some roasted malts. Taste is has a bit of sweetness, dark fruit. Texture is a bit thin and creamy. As it warmed the flavors improved quite a bit. Nice beer.
ARH (1139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2016
16oz can poured into a belgian tulip. The aroma is mocha, lactose, bread dough, fig, and toast with minor, acute, ripe berries that turns to root beer and cola with bread dough by the drink’s end. It pours a muddy chocolate color with a thin, sudsy, dull tan head that has mild retention and lace. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter. The texture is oily and slick with a slight foam carbonation and medium body. The flavor is initially bitter chocolate, coffee, earth, and a light creamy note that finishes with light herb, ripe, sweet dark berries and cream. This tails to herbal grit with astringent mocha notes, and a smokey note late along with minor seafood funk. The aftertaste is smokey coffee, toast, and grape jelly with herbs. It’s slight chalky. jgb9348 (6591) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of bread, yeast, light spices, grain and a lot of caramel - very strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong malt flavours with a big yeast and breadie flavour with some sugars and a touch of peat and some dry grass as well. Aftertaste is a touch creamy with some lactose, along with a herbal element, but a lot of roasted malt as well. Overall, a nice dark belgie with some interesting/new world/american characteristics with a solid complexity from yeast. Worth trying if you can find it, but not really worth searching high and low for! I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$2,69 sampled at home in Washington on 29-January-2016. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.
2.5 S: Doesn’t smell like a Belgian beer at all. There’s almost no spiciness in there at all and no fruitiness either. Instead there’s a tangy roastiness and molasses type component. There’s a somewhat minerally aroma reminiscent of English beers.
2.0 T: Like the nose, this doesn’t taste at all like a Belgian. Again no spicy yeast or fruit. Tangy roastiness and caramel. A decent amount of roast. It’s like this is trying to be a stout, but only made it halfway. Lacking in all the wrong areas.
2.0 M: Lighter medium body. Moderate carbonation. Completely lacking creaminess or the spritziness that I love in Belgians. Slight tang on finish.
2.0 D: I was really in the mood for a Belgian brew when I bought this. This doesn’t taste anything like that. This also really doesn’t taste like any other style. Poorly made.
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DavoleBomb, Jun 29, 2015 markas101 (2534) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Can, Ann Arbor, MI. Dark brown. Raisin and cocoa aroma. Mild, sweet with more raisin and chocolate powder. Some prune on the finish. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick off-white head. Roasted malt and dark fruits in the aroma. Light hint of smoke. Flavor is dark fruits and dark chocolate with some yeast sweetness and a very mild smokey finish. [9/11/15]