mstrcrwly (908) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into a snifter..burgundy pour with thin off white head..aroma of caramel,brown sugar,molasses,bread,spices..boozy,spicy,dark fruits,sweet..Too much like a cognac or brandy..not enough beer.
chucklemation (1200) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and lots of booze. The booze dominates the flavor as well, with some sweet dark fruits. Syrupy. The booze is a bit too much.
thomashall (610) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber brown pour with minimal head. Strong boozy smell with dark fruits. Taste follows...nice sweetness with the booze. Really awesome beer.
johnnnniee (3468) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle shared tonight by Todd, thanks for the opportunity!
Very sweet and still has a bit of alcohol to it. Very fruity. Probably past but nice to try.
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.5 oz pour at highball. Super thick aroma of Sugar and malt. Holy cow this is super sweet any syrupy. If you want a beer that is maddeningly sweet medium malt abv bomb you must try. Amber maroon pour. Fig notes. Burns a little going down at 17.5.
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks zvikar. Batch 12 - 2014 bottle. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet caramelly flavor with some fruitiness and lots of alcohol. Boozy mouthfeel ,a bit syrupy. Too boozy.
RussianDragon (574) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 12 oz bottle, Batch 12, thanks James. Pours a clear golden caramel, head briefly appears when swirled. Aroma is boozy oak,vanilla and molasses. Flavor is hot booze and rum raisin with sweet molasses. Overall hot and aggressive, I’d like to try this in a year or two.
NikkTwist (2468) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 12. Draft at Moriartys on New Years Eve. Opaque brown pour. Frothy off-white head. Lots of great rich dark caramel malt flavors. Molasses. Cashew butter. Dark red stone fruit and berries. Honeycomb. Chewy toffee palate. Black peppercorn spice in the finish. ABV is well hidden. Feels like a big malty brew done up with some Christmas sugar.
kbudd19 (979) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Batch 12. Muddy brown colour with soft white head. Aroma is raisins, clove, honey, and brown sugar. Taste is bitter up front, followed by brown sugar, spices, rich caramel, finshes bitter, with lingering heat, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Wow, this is a big beer, it’s somewhat boozey but considering the ABV not bad, its also very rich with plenty of complexity, a real slow sipper.
Mark_Eck (1430) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, caramel, and a boozy finish.