Beerman6686 (3714) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker red color with pretty much no head at all. Aroma was of dark fruit, yeast, spices, and booze. Flavor was a biy syrupy pruney taste, but not too cloying, caramel, belgain spices, and some booze, but hidden fairly well for how big it is.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a rich red amber caramel color with a finger of foam. The nose is musky dates, composty with lots of boozy heat. The palate is a bit messy and kind of a mess. The sweetness helps but the garbage strewn medicinal booziness completely obliterates anything this beer has going for it. Somewhat cough syrup, rubber and plastic on the finish.
artmcd8 (1211) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is huge. On tap at HOTB. Pours a reddish brown without any head. Smells of dark fruit and caramel. Tastes sweet without much heat. Thick and syrupy. Low carb.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A deep cloudy amber colored ale. A small off white soapy textured head rises above. Settles fairly quickly leaving a thin ringlet. Through the intense alcohol, prunes and raisins come through in the nose. Full bodied, highly carbonated. As in the smell, through the alcohol bite sweet fruit (prunes, raisins, black cherry dominate). Certainly different.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 bottle from my cellar.
At the time I purchased this, everyone recommended some cellar time; this has had 9 years at 63 degrees in total darkness.
Pours clear and dark with lots of ruby notes under a small off-white head.
Initially the aroma was nail polish remover. After a bit of time in the glass some cherry comes forward.
The flavor is chocolate covered cherry filling with lots of extra alcohol.
A good brandy is smoother with less alcohol burn. I can’t imagine how hot this was fresh. Accelerant!
AWISLguy (1007) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from the Art of Beer. Pours a reddish brown with bubbles and a tan head. Aroma has grain alcohol, grapes, plums and other dark fruits, and candied sugar with spices. Taste is of heavy alcohol, grapes, spices, fruits and rum. Light to medium bodied and effervescent. And alcohol. Not remembering from having this a ways back if it was this strong (even at 18%, this was strong, so perhaps the bottle aged at the store a bit). This was to be shared at the Spit Cup finals in Graham’s honor but didn’t get there.
Sledutah (4034) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (2012) picked up at Supermarket liquors
Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, sugar, dark fruit, leather and some hot alcohols
Very nice and smooth
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 9, 649 cases; 16.83% ABV; Aug, 2011
Pours a nice chocolate cherry hued brown with a finger of light latte foam. This falls to a solid sheet of the same. Smells of alcohol, wood, raisin, hints of toffee.
Taste is sweet with a metallic flavor mixed with a hazelnut, raisin, tofee and bread pudding flavor. Does kinda remind me of the flavor of an aged (5+ years) Chimay Grand Reserve, but on ’roids with the burn of alcohol coming through on the finish. There is a nice moderate body and low, smooth carb. Semi dry finish.
I’ve often wondered what aging would do to the demon series, maybe I will give it a go with the latest release.
Serving type: bottle
BOSSbrewer (1227) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with some thin head. Lots of alcohol on the nose. Some malt and dark fruits also. But mainly alcohol. Some chocolate and sweet many with some figs for flavor. But still there is a lot is alcohol. This was the 2013 18% version. Split a bottle with mike and jake and still not a pleasant drink. Somewhat gimmicky just to jet a high alcohol beer.
mnoud (241) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013.11.05 - Avery The Beast Grand Cru Ale - 12oz bottle in small goblet glass. July 2013 Batch Number 11 622 cases.
Aroma: not much to my nose. A bit odd, actually.
Appearance: Pours around 25 on SRM scale. A rich, down the middle orange brown. Little to no head, minimal carbonation forms a very thin ring.
Taste: Highly concentrated sweetness like candy sugar, candied fruits... barley wine type notes but concentrated and front loaded. Followed by alcohol burn. Not as much as you’d expect, it’s fairly mild, but it’s 18% and that’s difficult to hide. A bit of spice or bitterness on the tail end.
Palate/Mouthfeel: Pretty light despite being pretty sweet and high abv.
Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 17/20