Undertaker | Brewery Vivant

UndertakerUndertaker
BA SCORE
3.54/5
231 Ratings
UndertakerUndertaker
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StoutHunter on 03-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,957
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
231
pDev:
18.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QianBokSubai
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briantullis1
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tjb14
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark black in color with a Mahogany color when held to the light, and a large soft white tan head.

S: Roasted aroma with coffee, and a sharp scent in the finish.

T: Roasty and sharp up front with coffee notes. Finish is where the Belgian character comes through, with clove and spice.

M: Medium light in feel, with fairly high carbonation, and a semi-dry finish.

O: For me this one is a little off the mark, the roasted stout character and the Belgian flavors don't seem to meld together. Although it did seem to start to come together when it warmed up.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A chocolate brown color with a heavy froth of a head, 1/2 finger stable.

Aromas of figs, nutty brown aromas, secondary-fermented cocoa nibs, and the peppery dark spice of Belgian yeast. Some weird stuff going on here but nothing too off the mark.

Flavor is kind of figgy and sappy, kind of like a maple syrup-infused prune juice. More of those nutty chocolate notes start to seep through as well, with slight veggie and spice coming in. The more I drink it though, the more those rich nutty chocolate flavors come in. I'd say it's like a peppery yeasty porter. Very unique - I like it. Oh, and slight coffee acidity as well. Quite a pandora's box here.

Feel is very carbonated, with a spiciness to it, and a slightly drying finish. I always hate this category, it's hard to describe.

Overall, I can understand why many people DON'T like it, but I totally see this being a hit if they marketed it as a spicy, Belgian porter. It's got a pretty nice warming holiday thing going for it, with the chocolate and nuts, and the peppery yeast reminds me of peppermint a bit. I'd ...probably... have it again.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haoquanlin
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Tonnes of coffee, anise, chocolate, hints of Bourbon, vanilla . Medium body, light carbonation, light sweetness, light bitterness, quick finish

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Photo of natgrimmer
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not my favorite beer. However, I'm pretty biased to coffee-esque, dark beers because I don't enjoy coffee normally. That being said, it wasn't an awful beer.

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Photo of slerche
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The name is perfect. It is a strong, dark, heavy beer bursting with coffee and chocolate aromas. The taste profile has notes of malt and caramel sweetness. The beer is very smooth but definitely created for someone who enjoys DARK beers.

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Photo of Austin_Madagame
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Don't drink a lot of dark beers personally but I did enjoy this one. Some coffee and chocolate notes to it. Would recommend to anyone who likes dark beers.

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Photo of harleyfriesen
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Immediate smell of coffee and chocolate with this beer. Beer was very dark and had interesting aromas. Other than coffee and chocolate, smells of light smoke and licorice came into play. The taste of the beer overall was dark and sour with coffee notes to it. Not the beer for me but it was very unique.

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Photo of Zhenghao
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It has dull dark color. You can smell coffee aroma right after you open the bottle. It tastes like dark coffee and cigar, very smooth, and highly carbonated. Overall, it's a okay beer, don't quite enjoy the cigar taste.

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Photo of HenryWinters
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbmarie
4.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Both the color and smell are that of rich coffee, very dark with some maltiness. Taste went down very smoothly with a slight and pleasant smokiness. Rather enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Calraven
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrainBamage
2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a really dark amber color, almost black, and is highly carbonated. The head disappears almost instantly. Smell is floral and malty. Goes down very dry and tastes like malted coffee and cigarettes. Overall I'm really disappointed. Worst beer I've had from Brewery Vivant.

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Photo of GtBoros
4.73/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lovely full bodied Full of chocolate and cherry and richness. Delightful and smooth and well crafted.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Floral, spicy clove, pear, and bruised apple esters form the aroma. Complex, with a hint of roast malt.

Flavor is more pear and apple dominant throughout, with a touch of caramel sweetness initially that fades to roast and char at the finish.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Undertaker from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 231 ratings
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