Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017 JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours dark deep brown with a couple fingers of sudsy head. Nose is slightly tart, earthy fruit, some roastiness. Taste is earthy dark fruits and berries, cola, pepper, a little funk, little bits of dark roast. Finish is mild tartness with some hay, plum, cola. (11/15 notes)
Medium brown, tart and maybe a fair bit of coffee. With a tartness, it’s not my favourite. stantheman (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
On tap takeover at Darby’s Gastown in Vancouver. A dark brown beer with a bit of off-white head and faintly fruity nose. Dried fruit notes up front, trace of roasted malt in the background. A bit sweet with low bitterness. 3.9 Ferris (15270) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2017
Draft - Dark roast and dark cocoa notes. Jet brown with a small beige head. Dark fruit, dark sweet notes and a long nice finish. Holdwine (1232) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Nice, dark, slightly musty, dry pour. 7.4% is a bit high, but still pleasant for a Belgian Ale. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 29, 2017
Dark, slightly woody hops. Somewhat flat in feel. Mild pine. Damn lent starts in 4 minutes… Good by beer. 3/11.
unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Bitter vinous fruit nose (like white grape) along with some roasted malt. Flavor starts with bitter fruit rind, then turns to malty roastiness with some chocolate before a burnt coffee finish. rumore (523) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 18, 2016
From the bottle. Pours rather dark with average quantity of cappuccino-coloured foam. Aroma is intense of licorice, fruits under spirits. Body is medium-dense. Taste is not too sweet, with some bitterness coming out afterwards. Finish is dry. MarcoDL (4925) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Aroma of caramelised malt, licorice and yeast. Flavor of yeast, caremelised malt, licorice and soy-ish malt. Too much licorice for me. Maakun (5557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2016
Tap at Oproer. Deep mahogany with creamy beige head. Looks lovely. Soft raw cocoa, dried fruits, light spices, plums, fresh figs, toffee. Over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with creamy feel. Very nice. PanMarek (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Pours a dark opaque ruby with quick, thin beige foam. Strong toasted malt nose with licorice and brown sugar. Initial dry taste, light body and thin fizz followed by broad roasted malts and a slipper texture. There are some notes of instant coffee and some dried fruit, chestnut and mild spices. It tastes very much like a Belgian ale, which is what Rate Beer calls it. On its website, Stillwater calls it a dark existential farmhouse ale and they have what looks to be a more traditional saison. It’s a strong, dry, roasted malt Belgian more than anything.