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85 88 82 2 15 12

Review by tavernjef on 12/12/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2010
Impenetrable blackness. Largely crowned with a dark cocoa tanned fluffly foam that simmers down moderately to a light skim and some thin globby stings of lace stick weel across the goblet.

Boozy banana bread wafts huge at first then settles out to a bit more cocoa, oats, and cream. Tiny portions of pear and apricot marmalade begin to show as it stays mostly dully fruity with a leaking warmth and chocolate cream pie.

Firm taste of bold, tangy, rich, dark fruits and fruit cake. Quite muffiny, bready, doughy, bakery, pastry-esque with a untiny amount of tone and length of dark fruity things. Bold banana, weighty raisin, centered fig, noble apricot, and bits of black berries, all lightly blended with a milky chocolateyness pulling from underneath along with some heavy molasses and touches of deep maple and Belgian-ish spice. Damn nice! A nice cross in display of Baltic Porter malts, Belgian spice, with a complexity of a solid Imperial stout.

Tangy front, rich, silken, lush, thick, fulfilling length throughout. Centered in dark fruity malten tang leveled off in a simple finish of chocolate and maple oils. A ghosted oily hop tint breezes in late over the chocolate. Nicey nice yum yum!

'Tiny' is a beast of a yummy treat! Decadent, smooth, warm, and just a straight up yummy goodness of a warm dark malt multitude. Tiny? Nah, anything but...

Price: $7.99 Served In: Goblet

Review by everetends on 10/28/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 0
Picked this 750 up a few months back and I forgot about it to be honest. Went ahead and tossed it in the fridge and tonight's the night. Served up in a snifter.

A: Pours a dark black body. More of a matte black. Held to the light, nothing really changes about the appearance. The pour got me a bout two fingers of dark, brown sugar colored head. It falls to a finger and from there it slowly falls til it becomes a wispy top cap. Throws up minimal lace because of the oily nature of the beer.

S: Smells pretty much like a decent stout. Definitely getting the roasted malts. Roasty, dark and chocolately. Getting some vanilla extract and some brown sugar. Slightly bitter. Picking up on some of the Belgian yeasts and a little dark fruit, but it most keeps with the stout notes. Getting a heavy dose of booze in here as well.

T: Curveball, yo. This is a Belgian Strong Dark with a stout foundation. Its friggin crazy. Big time belgian yeast with lots dark fruit (prune, cherry, fig). Little big of candy as well. Under all that the stout bubbles up on the back end. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, molasses. Roasted malts bring out a little bitterness as well. Good amount of booze rounds it out.

M: Full bodied beer with a lighter carbonation. Big and chewy. Viscous and really coats the mouth. ABV has some weight to it. Getting quite a bit of heat all over the place. Aftertaste is some molasses and dark fruits.

OA: It is pretty interesting to say the least. It was kind of freaky at first taking the first sip and getting an almost dead on Belgian Strong Dark Ale profile. Its got that nice stout base that really rounds out the flavor. The booze level is the only thoing that hurts this beer. It comes out in almost every aspect of this beer and it comes across a little too much for me. Still, its a nice experience and quite tasty.

Served In: Snifter

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