radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at Novemberfest at Rustico last weekend. Poured a dark brown, almost stark black color with a tan head - perhaps a bit like Coca-Cola. Roasted chocolates, some toasted malts. Nutty notes. Pretty enjoyable. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin creamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of huge cocoa notes, roasted malts, stone fruits and a salty note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and cherries. Medium bodied. drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
11/3/12. On tap at Kickback’s. Deep black pour with a big, tan head. Huge roast and bitterness in the aroma and flavor with some chocolate in there, and a good dose of ashiness. Very lighty fruitiness and a hint of acidic tartness. Not bad. mcberko (19880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom, pours black with a red tinge and a small beige head. Aroma of sour malts, metallic notes and slight dark fruits. Flavour of sour, metallic fruits and dark roasted malts. Surprisingly well-constructed and balanced. Not generally of these Belgian stouts, but this one is very well-crafted. Solid stuff. Iphonephan (7486) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On draft at rustico. Pours bkack with a tan head. Malty aroma. Mild coffee and chocolate and toasted malts.
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Cool bottle, signed and handwritten bottle count. Thanks to Mike for saving me some! Pours a totally black color. A big nose of char and roasted malts. This tastes like a big rich stout with smoke and light burnt woody flavors, some sweet Belgian-like esters. Very good. MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Roasty nose, a little phenols but fairly clean for a Belgian. Deep brown/black, tan head. Flavor: bready malt with chocolate and roast, light spicy phenols, a little smoke, some nutty and biscuity notes.
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Draft at Barcade during the Anniversary party with Tom, Max, Blipp, Andy and Pearl. Noted flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted cocoa, toasted malts, light hop, and spice. tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
The aroma is roasty, chocolate. The appearance is black, off-white head. The flavor is roasty, chocolate, vanilla. The finish is pine needles, light sweetness. Medium in body. Not bad. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draqft. Large brown head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, light Belgian yeast moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, Belgian yeast. Smooth medium body, light coffee acidity.