Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2009
A very nice, interesting, easily drinkable stout. Dark brown in color with a big foamy beige head. Aroma has distinct Belgian characteristics. Malty with some yeast. The flavor is well done with sweet malts, caramel and chocolate with a touch of roast. Palate is light but well carbonated. I’m going to get some more of this. Looks and drinks more like a Dubbel rather than a stout, but still quite enjoyable. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Tap @ Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC.
Cloudy deep brown color, tan head. So this is supposed to be a stout?? Huge aroma of dark fruits and fusel. More of a Quad than a Stout... Flavor of sweet toast, rich dark fruit, and a touch of attic.
26 Oct 09. beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy very deep brown with deep rose red edges when held against light with a thin-moderate creamy tan head that faded after two sips left no lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, yeast and some fruit. The flavor is similar with roasted malt, chocolate, yeast, apples and plums. Very mild bitterness at the finish. A bit light bodied for what I think of in a stout, but otherwise quite enjoyable. MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle. Poured out a murky creamy brown with floaties int it. Aroma is malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is mild chocolate malt and vanilla creaminess. As I have said before fat kids like the sweet stuff and this is a good one. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Gusher #2 of the evening actually produces a pretty nice head atop a a very deep colored beer that shows a gorgeous dark ruby red when held up to the light, this looks exactly how a stout should. The aroma is yeasty and fruity some nutty and whiskey notes follow, smells like a distinctly Belgian stout. Flavor is plums, plenty of burnt toast, licorice, some smoky coffee, & a well controlled but ever-present fruity sweetness is fairly dominant here. Palate is full and mildly viscous. Man this stuff is pretty good.
tmoreau (4298) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2010 Sampled at a Mead, Cider, and Beer Tasting for Binny’s Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL. The pour to my wine/sampler glass was a murky, reddish brown with a light tan, bubbly head and spotty lacing. The aroma was some dark fruit sweetness, light grain, light roast, cocoa, and a hint of smoke. The flavor contributed sweet and caramel malt, some subtle alcohol, hop bitterness and finishing dryness. A good foreign stout with the color throwing me off a bit. My next impression was even better. On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL., with an impressive "Belgian etch" to the lacing, rich malt, and a nice, creamy mouthfeel. +.2 altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark red beer with healthy, slightly red head. Nice roasty malty nose. Warming taste of malts, also chocolate. High ABV is noticeable. Spicy and oily finish. Pretty relaxed stout but enjoyable. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Very similar to the fruity, spicy quality of the blond, but with the touch of wood and toasted malt. Nice and malty, sweet with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Not bad. robinvboyer (4588) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Interesting beer, not sure this is a stout though. Aroma of ripe fruits, creamy malts and some subtle spicy sweetness. Flavor is sharp and spicy with dry bitter finish with some more fyuits. Fred82 (2315) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
33cl bottle from IPB. Pours dark red with a big creamy brownish head. Head fades away slowly and leave extensive lacing. Nose of hops, red fruits, yeast and malt. Finish is roasted malt and coffee. Quite dry and very pleasant. Very belgian character. Quite warm. Nice brew but not really what you want if your in a stout mood. It’s more a belgian ale with a slightly roasted profile. Very fruity and yeasty.