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Undertaker - Brewery Vivant

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25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 162
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 23.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StoutHunter on 03-19-2014

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 162
Reviews by jadler16:
Photo of jadler16
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Photo of buschbeer
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

1 Pint can
Served in a snifter

It looks black but has some ruby highlights when held to the light. It was an inch of beige head with no lacing.

The smell has some roasted malt and dark fruit.

The taste stars out with chocolate which gives way to coffee and roasted malt. The roasted malt lingers.

This is a decent beer. I like the chocolate and coffee flavors. The almost burnt malt flavor on the finish detracts from a great front end on this beer. (454 characters)

Photo of DogandSuds
1.84/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.25

I bought the beer as a four pack of cans at Whole Foods. Poured into a glass at home.

Despite every review I've read of this beer, it actually had a very pronounced sour edge to it right from the get-go. Not a sour beer per se, but that slight edge that, for me, was sadly unpleasant and therefore made this beer unenjoyable. I could not finish it, and it was a chore to get even partway through a single can.

The dark color and body were there, yes. An undercurrent of raisin-y fruitiness was detectable, sure. But every description I've read has failed to mention that sour edge, which was right up front.

Could the beer have been skunked? Perhaps. It sure seemed so to me. I tried a second can -- same thing. While it may have been skunked, on the other hand, I'm not a fan of sour beers at all, and this isn't the first Belgian I've had where that sour edge is part of the flavor profile. So could be just me. Hard to tell.

Needless to say, I won't be buying this again. Too bad, I normally love dark Belgians. And I'm going to be wary of this brewery, too -- this was my first taste of anything they've produced. (1,125 characters)

Photo of Chris_Hager
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Delicious and as dark as root beer. Loved it. Recommended by a close friend as his personal favorite beer, I decided to try it despite the lackluster reviews here and I don't know where these folks are coming from. It's a good strong flavor, zero bitterness. As dark as night. I had one can in a mixed-sixer but I'll be picking it up in quantity soon and sharing a few cans with some beer-loving coworkers as well. (414 characters)

Photo of wilgenb1
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If your a big fan of dark beers and coffee than this is an outstanding choice for you. Very full of flavor and great look (122 characters)

Photo of jmalina121
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This Belgian Style Dark Ale is dark brown in color and has aromas of coffee and soil. It is slightly bitter, but has a smooth coffee flavored finish. (150 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.7/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

$ 2.59/16 oz can at Lager Mill
Can at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma – none
Head – fizzy and done by the end of the pour
Lacing – none
Body – black and opaque
Flavor – a little prune sourness and a tobacco aftertaste. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, watery, lively carbonation

Just not very flavorful. The lack of head and lacing detracts from the enjoyment as well. Overall, not something I’ll be drinking again. (446 characters)

Photo of DanGeo
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of capilial
1.14/5  rDev -67.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I really don't like dark beers. This one had caramel undertones and was extremely think and wasn't very smooth. (111 characters)

Photo of sourdog
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Shared 16 oz can
Clear dark red-brown body with a good head.
Overly boozy aroma and a bit more funk in the flavor than preferred.
Near medium body and carbonation. (166 characters)

Photo of zachpaschal
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good not great. Had the potential to be so much more but didn't quite deliver. (78 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Disappointed in this one. Looks great but but is missing any characteristic that would make you want to drink it again. Not bad, not a drain pour, just average. (162 characters)

Photo of Maiora13
2.96/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very dark beautiful color. Hearty and filling. Unique taste but hard to drink more than one. the undertaker is an undertaking. (126 characters)

Photo of BigJim5021
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gidyup
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of dbtossi
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I like the dark color, very full-bodied, coffee and carmel flavors. Smooth. (75 characters)

Photo of ajz132
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of vancean2
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdathey
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Undertaker from Brewery Vivant
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.