ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2015 Msavage235 (90) - - JUN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A truly unique beer, Black Belgian with a gentle but powerful head of raisins and yeasty alcohol. Pretty body, almost opaque black but a dark burgundy shines through the light. Taste if raisins, prunes, dates...all those dried fruits. Get this, it’s rare, find it.
Draught at the brewery, 10/29/15.weitz15 (585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Deep mahogany and ebony mix with lighter cola edges and reasonable clarity. Dark beige head atop is small and fades to a ring.
Hazelnut, cocoa, vanilla and softly fruity esters in the nose all play nicely, though the dry, lightly bitter cocoa does assert itself. Not an incredible strength of aroma, unfortunately, but what is there is enjoyable. No alcohol, no flaws.
Sweet caramel and baker’s chocolate bitterness provide a good bittersweet balance. Cola, vanilla and light nuttiness through the middle, ending with just a touch of coffee, more caramel and light vanilla. Lively carbonation and a watery but not under malted texture with no alcohol or flaw. 1554 eat your heart out....
Aroma of mild chocolate and some hop notes. Pour is oily brown with a tan cream head. Flavor is mild chocolate, mild hops, with very intermediate carbonation. Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Because Andy insisted. Draft at brewery - dark for the style. Malty for the style. Chocolate and tobacco. Not what I come to expect from the style and this is a good thing. Distinct AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Draft. As the older large lady with the gizzard neck takes another bite of her crêpes, Mr Chudwick speaks of bubblegum in his Trippel de Ripple. I smell metallic notes right off the bat, but I also get the typical Belgian yeast with a bit more complexity. On the palate, it gets complex as all get out. Notes of cigar tobacco, leather, aged cedar?, dark fruit, other stuff, & such. I was not expecting, especially based on the aroma, for this beer to be a mind blower, but fuck...just fuck. Maybe I am just loosing it. Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft at Reddmption. Clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is sourdough brownie dough. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (6590) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours black...with a small tan head.
Chocolate, light licorice, yeast aroma.
Flavour is slightly lactic, chocolate malt, Belgian yeast.
Creamy and mild....
Could easily be mistaken for a stout.
Really nice. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft. Dusty, yeasty chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet chocolate malt and musty yeast flavor. Nice - very stout-like. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of sourdough, toasted rye, chocolate, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit with a dry finish. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft @ Twenty Tap. Belgian yeast, banana, and toasty malt aroma. Mahogany with a moderate tan head. Banana, Belgian yeast, and toasty malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Itzjerm (2869) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Not very good beer. But sounds good. Good descriptions but not that good of a beer. Flavors are Belgian like.
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