dakerley (6) - - NOV 26, 2017 does not count
Very strong, but the taste/aroma will put you in the mood to turn on the Christmas music and drink this by the fire place.
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75CL. It's a dark brown appearance in the glass. fairly opaque against the light with some reddish brown appearance. 2 finger coffee tan head, sticky head. the aroma is solid. Very dry, some old moldy coffee lending a spicy aroma. hints of vanilla. graham cracker, cracked pepper, vanilla, toffee, nougat, coconut. very dry, lingering flavor is just stale water. AirForceHops (7908) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle from the RS. Good carbonation on the swirl of the snifter, deep brown color. Aroma is chipotle pepper, old coffee, chocolate candy. Seems like the coffee is starting to turn to peppers. Still the sweetness mellows it out. Beerdedone (3460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2017
The chocolate and vanilla sweetness are still pretty decent. If you have a bottle don't hold it any longer, open now. May not last to much longer.
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some fruit, caramel and had notes of light spices. _angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle @ Bruery Bonanza 2017. Reddish brown pour with a frothy offwhite head. Pears, almonds, cookies & glue in the nose. Light hay & honey. Sweet & yeasty fruity taste. Round & very tiny tart mouth. Pointless...
bhensonb (15852) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours medium dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of raisins, chocolate and an unusual coffee. Med + body. It is not at all dry. It is not at all bitter. For me it's mostly chocolate and raisins with some coffee tagging along. Interesting stuff. wombat23 (1838) - Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Draft at the source. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, coffee, Belgian yeast. Taste is dark fruits, coffee, chocolate notes, Belgian yeast, malt, spice, vanilla. Interesting. dfearnley (2342) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017
Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate, raisin, vanilla and toffee. Taste is sweet raisin, coffee, currants and toffee. dorain (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
Aus der Flasche bei Stone Brewing Berlin 2017-09 getrunken. Schöne malzige Aromen bestimmen ein feines belgisches Starkbier ins Glas. Leider kommen von den verschiedenen Gewürzen kaum ein Einfluß durch. Solide, aber irgendwie keine echte Konkurrenz für die bekannten belgischen Vertreter dieses Bierstils. Lecker ist es aber allemal. JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle from the Hoarders membership, sampled on 9/3/17. Pours hazy copper to brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, green pepper, caramel and booze. Malt and green pepper flavor with a caramel finish. Did not like.