HellesBunny666 (6) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet raisins aroma, very strong. Taste is also sweet, syrupy. Very thick. Finish is boozy and hot from the alcohol.
Emeister84 (669) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch # 11. Aromas of raw cane sugar, raisins, drier fortified wine, maybe fino sherry, alcohol, strong but not too assertive. Clear brown, no head. Dry, hot, definite fumes from the alcohol, some subtle nuttiness, some molasses. Sticky, medium-full bodied, lingering strong malts and alcohol in the finish. Not the smoothest beer by far, interesting in complexity, a little obnoxious with the alcohol level, but not totally unwarranted given the label, and supposed intention.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Chad. Aroma of raisin, sugar, and more sugar. Pours sticky bright brown with no head or carbonation. Taste is brown sugar, brandy, booze and molasses. A sloppy sticky boozy mess.
bnielsen13 (212) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home batch 10. Pours dark red/brown with an off white head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, molasses, caramel, sweet malt. Flavor is very sweet, dark fruit, toffee, some vanilla and chocolate. Very nice beer with lots of things going on.
suprchunk (1929) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee/amber colored pour. Small off-white, almost tan, head. Quick to fall. Little bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma with some malt and sugar notes. Some dry fruit, raisins mostly. Trademark Avery over-sweetness to the point of being cloying. Very boozy. Finishes like syrup and very hot.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had on tap at blind tiger (this is the 2010)- pours a hazy mahogany color with 1.5 fingers of creamy white head. Good retention, some splashes of lacing.
Smell is great- very thick and a little musty. Lots of toasted barley, some molasses, a little booze. Surprisingly little for the abv. I smell some wood as well.
Tastes fantastic- full of smooth, rich barley malt flavor. Certainly sweet, rich caramel flavors, a little spice, kind of peppery. Toffee.
Mouthfeel is very appropriate- full bodied, modest carbonation but enough to make it possible to drink. Long finish that leaves a nice bready caramel flavor. I would definitely get this one again.
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TreborWhip (386) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours dark mahogany with nice tan head. Aroma of caramel and breaded malts. Flavors of toffee-coated crushed red peppers, lightly toasted malts, semi-sweet dark fruits, and spices. Batch No. 11, release of 622 cases, July 2013.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 11. Raisins, honey, licorice, sugar...smell and taste is sweet. Even at 18% the alcohol is well hidden, you know it's there but doesn't overpower. It blends very well with the sweetness. Magnificent beer.
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unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slighly unclear, dark copper colour with a minimal white head on the edges. Aroma of very strong and sweet raisins, honey, and pine. Flavour of sweet malts, very strong raisins, syrup, rye bread and pepper. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and a slightly warming finish. Alcohol comes through in the end
punkska101 (792) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thx Heather and Frank shared with dad on it’s 57th birthday a: licorice, dates, dark caramel, red fruits. app: clear dark copper small white head. some lacing t/p: full body with sweet and long finish. warming from the alcohol. o: what a sipper. I like big beer and this one is big on every aspect.