drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2015
22 ounce bottle shared by Chris. Chocolate dark medium body tasty chocolate notes throughout. chinchill (5175) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Shared bottle in Atlanta.
This has held up surprisingly well. Carbonation indicates the seal was good. Very smooth and nicely balanced. Good complexity, especially in the aroma.
Dark red brown body with exceptional clarity. tcon25 (911) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle pour at home, pick this up in CA a last year, at the store store, awesome beer to try and still in pretty good condition, dark pour, still with some head, nice flavor smoke, thin coffee little sweet and full of flavor. Nice beer. However just past its prime, but has held up well. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 12/12/12 from a capped 22oz bottle with Curtis, and the Nashville crew. Pours dark cola brown with an average tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is cocoa nibs, chocolate malt, and spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is the same chocolate malt and spicy yeast, with some toasted cocoa nib bitterness. The body is medium with average stinging carbonation and a long malty cocoa nib finish. jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is soy, cocoa, cardboard. Knackered. Taste is sort of salty. Old leather bag. Belgian yeast. Cocoa. Apples. Medium body, soft carbonation. The wheels are coming off.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Auburn. Smells a little boozy and astringent and roasty. Tastes a little roasty too. Dry. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"i’ve come to be a huge fan of the hoppy, almost ipa-like belgians, so i didn’t like this one quite as much as the 08, but it’s quite good. deep, complex, spicy. ready to break out a 2 1/2 year old bottle, and i’ll amend this review."
Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2014
So, I was cleaning out my cellar and found this - I didn’t realize I hadn’t rated it. It might be a little off peak, but still pretty good. Pours a muddy brown, thin head. Smells like chocolate covered raisins, plus some oak. Taste is winey, fruity, and some chocolate. Maybe some balsamic vinegar, as well. Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma: Smooth, dark chocolate all day long, "pear," bread, yeast
Palate: Medium bodied
Flavor: Like the nose with some lift from the carbonation. Finishes bready, yeasty and nutty.
Comment: Well-carbonated, which lightens the perceived body. Travlr (25556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft on 12/12/12. Brown color. Aroma of cloves, chocolate, coffee. Lots of cloves in the taste as well. Not bad