Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dan at the Pig. Pours a dark thick goodness small mocha head. The aroma is solid with dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, oak barrel, bourbon, roasted malts, caramel, and slight vanilla. Taste is similar with roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, graham crackers, and spices. I really didn’t get the brett but who cares. Beer is delish! Thick mouth, full body.
Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beechner224. Nose is lightly booze with some woody notes. Lots of winey notes. Pretty damn solid. A light licorice lingers
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, booze, whiskey, roasted. Taste is sweet, wine notes, roasted, chocolate, yum. Taste is serious wine notes, but the abv is well hidden. Really nice beer.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a short lived beige-brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wood, peat, smokey and whiskey. Flavor is chocolate, peat, cherry, oldish and smokey. Finish is some tartness, fruity, grassy, woody, red wine. Lingering coffee, chocolate, dark cherry and port wine. Full body, oily, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Very heavy, but so flavorful.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is earth, roasted malt, grape, cherry, vinous, chocolate, coconut, vanilla and rocky road. The taste is roasted malt, bitter-sweet, chocolate, earth, brett, dark fruit, vinous, light alcohol warmth, grape, juicy plum, toast and decent bitterness.
gEUS (1696) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at home - traded with Todd Hannon - thank you very much sir! Pours deep brown, no head cause as flat as a mutha...Intense liquorice nose, darf fruity dark chocolate, Medium body, heavy on the roasted side, quite some alcohol as well. Taste of dark chocolate, some dark burgundy wine notes, mocca coffe hints. Nice, overhwelming though, missing a tad of balance.
czar (7460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from hoppypocket, thanks bro! pours dark brown with a nicely reviving light beige head, almost crema-like, leaving some lacing. stunning aroma of chocolate fruitcake, forêt-noire style, mineral bitter chocolate, gentle yet very fragrant whiskey smoke, cherry brettiness and other chewy dried red fruitiness, vinous character, vanilla cupcakes, very spicy - aniseed perhaps, pepper. light carbonation, medium body - oily, astringent, relatively dry bretty-warm-spicy finish. loved it!
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Brownish-black color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of oak, brett and rye malt. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, vinous oak, anise and subtle brett. The finish is oaky with a malt and black licorice aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.
Prufrockstar (1895) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 1 bottle shared by Carl (thanks!). From notes. Aroma has oldish beer + garbage. Caramel, alcohol. Sweet; slick; alcohol; finishes feeling dry, but still with lingering residual sweetness if that makes any sense. Full- body, slick oily texture. Overall: not my favorite anchorage by any stretch, but still plays into my proclivity for dark stongs. Lots of caramel sweetness. 7/4/7/4/15.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours black with a tan head. Sweet, roasty nose with notes of raisin, date, wood, and dried stone fruit. Surprisingly syrupy on the tongue. Lots of sweet, dark raisin notes with some tobacco, rye whisky, light licorice, and wood notes. Very complex stuff. Low carbonation and very full body. For some reason not what I was expecting from Anchorage, but very good.