bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with some ruby and a small brown head. Aroma is rich and sweet with hints of licoricem dark fruits, and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, smokey, woody notes, dark fruits, raisins, anise, and other spices. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very complex brew.
DialSquare (4617) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from market square. Black-brown pour. Aroma of roasty malt and dark fruit. Tastes are sweet malts, raisin, chocolate, cola, yeast, light licorice. Creamy medium palate. Good.
Jow (3648) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Stags Head. Pours ruby with nice nose of cocoa and dark fruits. tastes of rich chocolate, figs, malt, rock candy, plums, and belgian yeast. nice indeed.
bp (907) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: dark brown, thin head, malty and sweet aroma, taste is malty, chocolate, mildly bitter, medium bodied
Maverick34 (3088) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught via stags head. Blaclk pour white head. Aroma is dark fruits and malts. Rummy malty taste.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Champs. Dark with thin white head with good retention. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, and yeast. Flavor is the same. Solid but unspectacular.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured opaque, near black with a thick, long lasting, frothy, tan head. Such a dark beer for such a mellow, estery palate. Vinous with plums, grapes, prunes and other dark fruits like cherry skins. Fermented malt and yeast tones. A fruit juice sweetness with loads of yeast spices and fruit esters. Highly drinkable with low hop flavor and bitterness.
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some sweetness in the aroma. Looks okay. This was too sugary for my taste and a bit flat almost as well. Even started to get a bit of headache before finishing the beer. Totally disappointed, especially at the price.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate head atop. The head fades fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate and dark fruits, with some wheat, and some Belgian yeasts.
T - Starts off some roasted dark chocolate and sweet dark fruits with a bit of wheat. Through the middle, some oats come through with the Belgian yeast flavor getting stronger as well. The finish is a mix of chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, some wheat, and and Belgian yeast funkiness.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a good depth of balance. Really nice blend of chocolate and dark fruit with the yeast character.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, aroma of alcohol, yeast, and spice. Warming alcohol comes through on the initial taste and mouthfeel. Relatively crisp yet boozy. Subtle dark fruit (raisin) flavors come through on the finish. Paired with an afternoon BBQ, it held up well against various dishes and remained a nice compliment after warming. Drinks better paired than alone for my tastes