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Review by everetends on 06/14/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 17 4 7 2010
Old Review
750 ml bottle I got from Douglas14 out of the BA Fantasy Football payout. Thanks, man. It never crossed my mind to pick this one up, so I am very glad he sent it to me. Served this one up in a chalice.

A: Well this bottle opened with a huge pop, scared the hell out of me actually. Almost lost the cork because hat sucker was ready to go. Well it pours out of the bottle a really nice black in color. Held to the light it lets in some nice dark brown/dark red hues at the very top and bottom of the glass. Inside that red hue, you can find a nice stream of carbonation activity. The head came out a nice finger of mocha colored head. It fell to about half a finger and stayed pretty well from there. The lace is light, but what is there is damned sticky and keeps its place. Pretty good looking beer.

S: Smell is ok. It is pretty much dominated by a powerful presence of Belgian yeast. Lots of that yeast actually. Domination, people. Can't stress this enough. Somewhere hidden behing that you can smell a bit of roasted malts and chocolate. Behind that there MAY be a bit of dark fruits, not sure though. This area is a bit one demensional, but it is decent and not off putting at all.

T: I may be in love. I am not sure, but this is tasty. The cocoa is very nice and subtle. There is a lot more dark/bitter chocolate here than I was expecting. This of course plays well with some really nicely roasted malty goodness that is much like some caramel and bready goodness. This combined with the chocolate really blends nicely with that Belgian yeast flavor. There is a touch of sour darker fruits. Maybe some cherry and plum. There is also a pretty decent banana flavor, and I think that really brings everything together nicely.

M: This beer is lost somewhere between full and medium in body. It is hard to tell because this beer is so silky and velvety on the palate. This really sits light and just glides over the palate. Carbonation is the culprit here and I have to say it is making the feel as good as it is. There is a bit of ABV heat on the throat, but other than that the ABV is well masked. Aftertaste is mostly just some nice dark fruits and cocoa.

D: To tell you the truth, I went into this not expecting much of anything. With that said, I have been pleasantly suprised. I really enjoyed this beer and it drinks pretty nicely for a stout. The flavors are well blended and crafted making this beer . . . harmonious. Very nice overall and I think my girlfriend would really enjoy this as well. Too bad she is asleep, gonna have to finish this 750 all by myself. I will just have to find a way to make it.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-12-2009 04:57:33

Served In: Goblet

Review by Westside Threat on 05/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 8 14 3 7 2008
A: Pours a thin, cola looking brew without much opacity. Head is somewhat fizzy but fairly substantial, a good 2 inches of flax colored bubbles.

S: Tame aroma. Little bit of smooth, roasted barley with a little bit of coffee and a little bit of grape juice. Nothing staggering.

T: Begins with that sour Belgian stout twang *sigh*. Well, there go my hopes of really enjoying this beer. The twang is all I get before the swallow. After the swallow, there’s some weak chocolate milk sweetness and chalky molasses. Finishes tangy and a little bitter, the sourness not too overbearing.

M: Medium body, little bit prickly.

D: Still not impressed with a Belgian stout. Just can’t get into them. This isn’t a bad beer and as far as these style stouts, not bad at all. Best of the bunch. Still not my cup of tea though.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 02/07/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 7 15 4 8 2008
A - Well, it's not black, but it is a very dark brown body that is opaque. Thick tan head is about two fingers tall and shows no sign of going anywhere.

S - Aroma is a little light here. Roasted barley and light cocoa. Very slight coffee odor. It's got that signature belgian yeast smell to it, as is to be expected.

T - Starts off with some of the more stout-like characteristics with some cocoa and light coffee. Works into the flavors presented by the yeast; spiciness of cloves and maybe nutmeg. Then comes some dark fruit covered in caramel. Figs and dates there. Finishes and long lasting aftertaste with a coffee like bitterness. Unusually long aftertaste here, which I do like.

M - Medium to full bodied. Thick and a bit creamy. Carbonation is made up of small bubbles that give a slight tickle going down.

Overall - Wasn't expecting too much after smelling this, but it's quite good. Grows on you as it warms a bit.

Served In: Pint Glass

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