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5.0
1 hour ago

“Rating #1131- June 22, 2014 - Bottle split with the mighty @foxjunk - My first Cigar City - considerate initiation. Black as 48% of a roulette wheel with a tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses. Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, blackstrap molasses. For 11% the alcohol burn is less pronounced - very well rounded. Phenomenal. ” -- by bulldogops

4.5
2 hours ago

“Bottle - Pours a hazy ruby red. Nose is blackberries, boysenberries, lemons, tart. Taste is blackberries up front with tart, lemons, sour. Really well balance and very good!” -- by biggsbowler

4.5
2 hours ago

“Pours warm sable with a thick tan head. Roast malt aroma has a strong overtone of quality coffee - I’m talking the good stuff here! - plus notes of molasses, bourbon, oak and toffee. Flavor pounces on the palate and floods the taste buds with roast malt, coffee, toffee, earthy, molasses and bourbon-soaked wood notes. Scrumptious! Mouthfeel has viscous, heavy body and a good amount of fizz. Arrrrrrrrrr mateys, a breakfast fit for a pirate captain!” -- by Cybercat

4.6
2 hours ago

“The phrase "The cure is worse than the disease" is thrown a lot these days, don’t you think? If so, bear in mind that the word "penance" means "an act of self-mortification performed voluntarily to show a sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing" according to The Free Dictionary. If drinking Dark Penance is how I must atone for my sins, I would like to coin a new phrase: "The punishment is better than the sin." If drinking this roasty, bittersweet, hoppy, and exquisitely balanced brew is the way to recompense my many transgressions, I will happily sin more to receive more punishment. I’m totally fine with how kinky that sounds. Blackened hoppy ales bring out my weird sexy side.” -- by jbuskirk

4.6
3 hours ago

“Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The floating chili pepper is pure gimmicky genius and I love the fiery flavor of this. But hey, I also loved almost every pepper and habanero flavored beer I have had to date. If it is well chilled the flavor is killer and in my humble opinion it gets the party rolling with all kinds of potential session drinking.” -- by ordybill

4.5
3 hours ago

“Bottle - Pours a hazy yellow. Nose is lemony, tart, acidic. Taste is lemons, sour, tart.” -- by biggsbowler

4.6
5 hours ago

“Tasted from draft. Pours a cloudy yellow with nice white head. Phenomenal nose. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and a little orange. Taste is moderately bitter with a nice malt backbone. A little more bitterness on this then some of the other Hill Farmstead IPAs as well as not as creamy a mouthfeel as some. Flavors of citrus and tropical fruits with some pine and cracker malt notes. Definitely one of the best imperial IPAs I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by RRistow12

4.6
7 hours ago

“Pours hazy brown with a small beige foam. Smells funky with a solid sourness behind it. Taste is sour, funky, a tiny bit fruity, tart, hints of sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Love Child No. 5 finishes with a mouth puckering tartness.” -- by SPDickerman

4.7
8 hours ago

“Little opaque dark Ruby, light Brown lacing. Strong whiskey aroma and great taste. By far On of The better beers ever (Antwerpen 201507) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by vipinvelp

4.5
10 hours ago

“From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. Review #2,500 for me. The pour is really handsome with its chestnut-mahogany color and the red hues all around. It builds up to a lingering and delicate off-white colored head. The aroma has a sweet Belgian malt character along with dark fruits but the oak barrel aging is really noticeable here. It reminds me of something pulled out of dank, dark, 55 degree cellar. Compared to the original ABT 12 this does not smell quite as sweet. A bold body that is also smooth and velvety. The taste mirrors what I am used to in the original ABT 12 with a vibrant Belgian sweet and roasted malt character, raisins, dark fruit, and modest hop profile. The bitterness still lingers at the finish. I do not pick up as much of the mustiness in the taste as I did on the nose. Just a tremendous beer but I still prefer the original to it. Is it worth $30 a bottle? I am not sure about that. But I had to have it once and because of the price I probably will not have it again. I’ll stick to the original. I would have preferred drinking this in the colder weather.” -- by puboflyons

4.5
17 hours ago

“Dark dark brown with medium creamy light brown head. Smell with dried plum fruity notes. Rich and soft taste with coffee, chocolate, dried plums, slightly roasted malt, vanilla notes.” -- by Alusmamuts

4.5
18 hours ago

“04-JUL-2015, draft @Amager Bryghus. Black with a Brown head. Aroma is hard roasted, burnt. Taset is hard roasted, tar, slight tartness from the berries? Full body, sweet, soft carbonation. Very nice. ” -- by jesperhammer

4.6
19 hours ago

“Best by 02/09/26. Pours a deep black which barely perceptible as red when held to the light. Head the color and density of dark roast espresso crema. Big fruity aromas from the yeast along side chocolate, coffee, and herbal hops. Flavours bring chocolate cherries, espresso and dark chocolate as straight from the block. Thick bodied with a long, sweet chocolate and cherry finish.” -- by GlassBrass440

4.5
22 hours ago

“Pours pitch black with small brown head that quickly dissapears. Aromas of sweet malt, burnt sugar and coffee. Super smooth, velvety. Dark malt, caramel. Wonderful imperial porter.” -- by madchemist83

4.6
22 hours ago

“Deep sour tart aromas. Very cloudy reddish orange. Nice tart and acidic sour. Lasting Tartness.” -- by krumbum

4.9
23 hours ago

“Amazing plum aroma,thick white head. Super sweet almost candy Like raisin flavor. No carbonation. Tastes like a fine wine almost.” -- by Frozer

5.0
1 day ago

“750-ml bottle imported by a friend from the brewery. surprised the label didn’t give the abv. label called it a marriage of wine and beer, i thought it was halfway between beer and fruit (cherry) juice. gorgeous clear ruby color, red even through the green bottle. medium body, creamy. at most lightly tart. should have high oxygen radical absorption capacity.” -- by rhsiung

4.8
1 day ago

“Orange pour. Nose is lemon, funk, leather, caramel. Taste is tart, funk, lemon, caramel, tart clean finish. Just so well balanced.” -- by knickskicks

4.5
1 day ago

“IPA that is fresh and sweet with caramel tones. A lot of flavor and character.” -- by LKay

4.6
1 day ago

“Solid pale ale that tingles the tip of your tongue, but is a smooth follow through.” -- by LKay





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