notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
[BCTC ’07] - fairly black out of the tap, with a small ring of off-white lace - slightly tart, earthy aroma (suprisingly so fo FFF), with some grape-like fruitiness and medium spice profile - somewhat thin body - light and tart, with berry flavors, a touch of cocoa, and a strange mix of spices, almost like indian food - this one didn’t work too well for me. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
[BCTC 07] Poured a murky black color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of anise, roast, dark fruits, and a bit of cocoa. Taste was very spiced, with more anise, coriander, and cardamom, followed by candy sugar, roast, chocolate, light yeast, and pleasant carbonation on the tongue. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2007
On tap @ BCTC. Black brussels ale. Little head, light bodied, malty, roasty, spicy. average
MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
On tap at the FFF brewpub, poured into a tulip. This beer poured a total black color with a one-fingered thick tan head that quickly dissolved. Very faint lacing. The aroma of this brew was barnyard yeastiness and some faint roasted malts. The flavor was mildly spicy with some earthy yeast esthers. The mouthfeel was light-bodied with minimal carbonation. A nicely, well balanced Belgian from Three Floyds. It was actually somewhat true to style with a low hop level and good balance, even if it was super dark. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Tried this at the brewery. Poured black into a tulip glass. Smelled of dark fruits, candi sugar, and some interesting spices. Flavor was much the same, but with more interesting flavors and spices. Couldn’t put my finger on what flavor the beer finished with. Pretty smooth, with a low abv. Very interesting beer.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
This looks good in the tulip, black with a creamy tan head. As the glass empties, you can seed that the body is actually a dark mahohany. The aroma has aniseed, dark toasted malts, dried dark fruits, and a floral spiciness. All are blended smoothly into the flavor with the licorice taste alone lasting into the finish. Pretty decent.xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2007
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On tap at FFF brewpub. Black opaque with small tan/off-white head. Dark fruity, light malt aroma, spiceyness. Flavor is grain, sour, dark fruit, pine, char and spice. Med body and creamy. Very tasty and remeniscent of philosphers stone from two brothers.. railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2007
On tap at FFF,this was a refreshing yet different type of beer for me.I am not a big belgian beer fan yet this was not bad and had a unique spicey flavor to it .CHEERS to Nick and the guys for trying something different.