sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with average, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, vanilla, cookie malt, and light floral hops. Flavor is mostly spice and vegetable, average malt, and not much else; semi-sweet finish. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, and low warmth. DuffMan (10429) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle, Dec 2 Beer Advent Calendar. Dark brown pour, with a light brown head that initially soars, but fades rather quickly to a thin ring without any lacing. Aroma is more sour than anything, but not harshly so, with some burnt malt hanging around the edge of awareness. Light dusty cocoa in here too. Some spice on the deep inhale. Didn’t know what to expect, but it wasn’t this-- more interesting than I anticipated. Palate maintains the sourish identity, with light flavours of raisins and leather, roast takes a back seat. Light is the operative adjective here-- for a beer that boasts an ABV exceeding 7%, the body is woefully thin, edging on watery. Lightly bitter finish. sulawang (1161) - - SEP 29, 2014
Visual: Pours dark brown with a slight purple hue, small & lasting very creamy head, a bit of lacing, a decent layer of retention, lots and lots of active streams.
Nose: light roasted brown sugar malts, hints of chocolate and coffee. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming acidity
Mid-palate: unexpected sourness, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) cola, light roasted bitter malts, lemon-grapefruit citrus acidic-sourness
Finish: soft bitter hops mixed with lingering malty bittersweet sourness.
Summary: Decent flavour but I just can’t fall in love with such a sour stout. alexsdad06 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Draft at Ei8ht Ball in a flight from notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have light roasted malts, chocolate, bigger dark fruit character, figs, raisins, thin for a stout, not my favorite. Embrouille (2853) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Very interesting nose which has plenty of character: Reminiscent of orange, sangria, grapefruit, caramel and condensed milk. I definitely prefer the nose to the taste. Long complex finish where some caramel, licorice and butter shows up. Not entirely cohesive in my opinion.
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle from City Beer. Pours black with a thin beige head and an herbal aroma. There is a sweetish dark malt flavor with a strange vegetable taste and dry bitter finish. Not very pleasant. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, orange amber in color with aroma of sour fruit, flavors of sweet fruits, tobacco, bitter finish omhper (25113) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
Bottled, thanks Bov! Clear dark brown, coarse head. Dryish with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Salt, tobacco and licorice spritzed out by slight fruity yestyness in the Belgian stout fashion. Growing bitter finish. mcberko (17829) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma is fruity, nutty and spicy, with some dried fruits (dates, figs), toasted bread and some undecipherable spice notes. Flavour is quite fruity, with the dates, figs and cherries, toasted bread, some spiced notes, and some nutty qualities. Certainly doesn’t taste like a stout or even a spiced ale - not sure what this is, but I suppose it’s alright for what it is. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Dark pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is bakers chocolate, dates, brown sugar. Medium bodied, creamy mouth feel. Flavour is cocoa, dates, coffee, a little lactic. A tad thin. Borders on the lines of a milk or sweet stout. Okay.