DandyWolfFloyd (837) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 13 (2015)
Aroma - honey, barley, spices, and some Belgian yeast.
Appearance - body is an unfiltered auburn. The head is 1/2" off-white. Settles to a foam. And lacing drags.
Taste - rich sweet caramelized sugar, dark fruit (raisins, plum, fig, and black cherry), some honey. There is also a bit of German hops. Even some vanilla. Alcohol of course.
Palate - body is full, texture slick and sticky, carbonation is lively, the finish rich, sweet, and alcohol/roast astringency.
snoworsummer (4032) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours almost clear brown with thin, fizzy beige head. Smells like oatmeal, dates, cookie and cereal malts, light caramel, and light woody notes. Tastes like sweet malt, dark fruits, floral hops, and light oak, and a hint of sour fruit. Medium body and carbonation.
DenverLogan (987) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #13 (July 2015) into a mini Chimay glass. Pours brown with white head and lace. Aroma of malt and white wine with oak. Flavors of rich malts, toothpaste, liquor, dark candy sugar, molassas. Overall big, bold, bodacious...helps to warm up for awhile.
pushkinwow (2427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 6. Rich mahogany with a faint beige head that fades to a ring. Good lord this is a sweet and boozy snoof, lots of fruit, no hint of oxidization, cane sugar, date syrup, reduced balsamic glaze with some figs, low carbonation and full body, very sweet, smooth, alcohol well hidden until the end when you get a bit of a bite. Should be shared but worthwhile.
bpreo (2265) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2015: Their third strongest batch ever. Iím fine with that. Itís really strong, but actually not that offensive.
hype (38) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can't accurately rate this beer by taste because I am thrown by the calories. Seriously.... That's equivalent to half a day's food which is crazy! All the beers I like are big beers and to enjoy what I like means not eating! Ack! This is only helpful to carb and calorie conscious types. Of course the beer is good!
Mep3222 (1038) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dates, raisin, fig, molasses. Sweet almost sugary aroma. Taste is the same but amazingly does not have a sticky sugary palate. It has some great flavors and very malty but still doesnít taste sugary sweet. It is however very boozy. Alcohol heat is very noticeable, has almost vodka boozy feel or grain alcohol feel. The alcohol might help balance some of the sweetness but I think there are also some noticeable hops balancing. It is very strong and a sipping beer. At 17.2% for the 2015 version it borders on a whiskey/ beer hybrid almost. Palate not sticky but the boozy dry finish mix is a bit off, gin like almost? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Blairgus (3720) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
14 Nov 2015, bottle. Batch 13, July 2015, 17.2%. brown and murky. nose is huge alcohol, raisins, yeasty bread. med body and moderately fizzy. outstanding! lots of alcohol but sweet raisin malt cuts the burn so its mainly just a flavor contribution from the alcohol. sweet, raisins, hints of alcohol bite. great!
pumpmaster (1298) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99 Very good!
demmbonz (710) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Took me a year to build up the courage to drink this. Dark ruby red. Clear. Thin off white ring. Aroma of booze and some yeasty spicy notes. Loads of sweetness. Some alcohol burn but less than expected. Some spiciness from the Belgian yeast and hops. Itís a big one. 1/3 of the way in and my cheeks are glowing. Big sticky body.