One of our most beloved beer geek/snob regulars is of course Ian Lloyd from Left4Beer. I love his writing style and the way he potrays the beer, his mood and the tasting in general. He holds Sunday Beer School once a month. I have posted his review below, great read for a great beer.
Belgian Black (Lighthouse) = 9/10
Most beer geeks in Victoria will be familiar with the nose; it smells like a ramped up Keepers. There is nothing wrong with this. I love Keepers stout. The air just oozes aromas of berries and roasted bitter chocolate. Each sip is just as your would expect: low carbonation, full mouthfeel, thick, chewy and warming. Heaps and heaps of flavours emerge. Some are expected; namely the bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, berries and dark fruit. Not expected was the faint spiciness (allspice) and rum cake. The spiciness is most likely due to the Belgian Ardennes yeast strain used. The astringency from the bittersweet carried a long linger of warming alcohol and spice. Very tasty and well worth trying, maybe more than once.