hype (39) - - 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 (1135) - 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 (3945) - 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 (1349) - 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 (716) - 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.
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy reddish-brown from a bottle, thin head with small bubbles, some lacing. Aroma of raisins, boozy; flavor of turbinado, raisins, spicy hops. Alcohol burn is front and center. Good beer.
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown witt minimal head. Totally smells like potato chips. Very sweet and dark fruity. Hot.
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, batch 13, 2015.
Clear dark brown, with a thin tan head and spotty lace.
Aroma is boozy, raisin, molasses, light brown sugar, banana.
Flavor is sweet, rum, raisin, molasses, dates, honey, tempered by a spicy hop bitterness. High ABV is detectable in the aroma, but the flavor isnít boozy.
andrewje41 (2489) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage, draft 6 oz pour at Special brews. This falls under my "how have I never rated this" category. Iíve been enjoying this for a couple years now. Listed at 16.1% Pours a burnt orange brown color worry an oily fizz head. Big sweet caramel aroma. Smooth rich flavor. Overall fantastic.
GenDV138 (5242) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz bottle pour (2010 Batch 8) at ChurchKey during the 22 years of Avery event. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, oak, booze, caramel. Tastes of caramel, butterscotch, oak, booze. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Possibly slightly oxidized. Still a lot of booze after 5 years. Definitely a slow sipper unless you want to get stupid.