dnstone (3592) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Smells mild; malty/yeasty. It’s a deep amber-cider-ish color with a solid tan head. Amber and sweet with a nice roastiness. jfb (6836) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2010
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09 and bottle in Belgium
(draught) pours a dark ruby-amber colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar, with some light notes of grain. flavour is roasted and smoked malts, chocolate and caramel, with a light herbal hoppy bitter finish. medium body with smooth carbonation. Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - MAR 7, 2010
Dark red-orange-brown. Good looking beide head. Tasted at ZBF 07/03/10. Earthy-fruity smell. Fruit, bread, caramel, something roasted taste. Nothing special, to watery. esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2010
Pours clear copper o ruby with a huge rocky head. The aroma is hoppy and roasted, slightly coffeyish. Dark fruitnness, raisins and cloves. The flavor is bitter dry, roasted and ashy in the finish. Some sour coffee beans in the finish. The palate is roasted, a bit sharp and burnt in the finish. Medium bodied. oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Had this beer on draft. no head, nice color, and very smooth. Nice chocolate undertones and slight aftertaste was pleasant.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Draft at publick house. Dark brown color with a huge rocky head. Nose is light chocolate and some cocoa nibs with a decent mustiness about it. Palate is fluffy and kind of slick. Chocolate and roast malt flavors with a hint the mustiness and yeast notes. sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
I had never had a Belgian stout before and was expecting a traditional black liquid with chocolate/coffee like characteristics. Thus I was thrown off when I was served this beer. Its apperance is that of soft brown with tints of red. The taste reminded me more of a Belgian Dubbel with spicy fruit, honey, and belgian yeast flavors. As I warmed up to the beer I began to pick up on some chocolate and almost woody notes more representative of a stout. If Obscura is a play off obsure, then yes this beer is. Confusing, but tasty nonetheless. kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Tasted at Extreme Beerfest. Amazing aromatic nose, smells like maple syrup and honey. Some coffee and roasted malt taste. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Pours reddish brown with a big bubbled off-white head. There’s not much here. A bit boring. It’s not thick in body but there are aromas of maple, rock candy, and brown sugar. But the flavor is sort of lacking. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Pours red/black with off white head, aroma is of dark fruits. Taste is rather thin, with some hints of dark fruit, chocolate, and wood. Maybe an old bottle, tastes a bit dull.