kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the 2011 version. Obviously, I’ve had it a while and the flavors blended quite well. Caramel and other sweet aromas, alcohol as well. Copper and amber color that looked clear with barely no head. There was quite a bit of sediment in the bottle that I tried to avoid. Smooth and soft palate that coated the mouth. Some sticky sweetness but not overly so. The honey, molasses and raisins stood out. Maltiness was there with the hops being overshadowed. A great sipper.
rosskyle (532) - - SEP 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Hops and Pies. Hazy Amber color with a white head. Sweet plum floral aroma. Crazy weird resin sweet malt hops. Tastes like a science experiment.
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ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is caramel, booze, butterscotch, hot, sweet malt, spices, clove. Appearance is hazy reddish brown, light light tan head. Taste is caramel, booze, hot, apples, woody, dry, spices. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody booze aftertaste. Overall, this is definitely a sipper, and almost offensively boozy.
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ery malty. Lots of cherries, wood, orange candy, phenolic, boozy, dark fruit, dried strawberries some type of milk chocolate. Bready. Very full body. Big and bad. More hops than expected for the style. For 18% it’s fucking awesome. So well balanced.
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had many vintages of this and it is always so booze. Pours out dark amber a small tan head. Nose is booze big rich pit fruit malts lots of sweetness. Taste is more of the heat heavy malts and tons of ripe pit fruit sweetness.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla and alcohol. Dark malt not very enjoyable. Strong and malty thick. Not balanced.
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coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scored an 8/2014 release at Friar Tuck. Strong cocoa aroma with candy sweetness, oak and booze. Odd medium brown color, tiny off white head. Taste follows the aroma - dark chocolate, oak and candy with a sweet and boozy aftertaste. Good thick low carb palate. This was great. Highly recommend.
GTAEgeek (1928) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample of a 2004 vintage bottle at the Avery 23rd Anniversary Party. Cloudy reddish brown pour, with a small, light tan head. Nose of caramel, peanut, butterscotch, peat, a bit musty, and cloves. Very sweet, with light bitterness. Very heavy body, syrupy, grainy, and thick. This is a seriously intense and delicious beer. Strong and very deep, but smooth and focused.
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured maroon, 2015 bottle. Smells of fruit, taste is complex. Wood, caramel, sawdust, yeast. A lot going on.
fiveacestx (928) - Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 Bottle - Poured red like a V-8 but settled into a nice rusty red. Nice aroma of plums, raisins and dried fruit. A sweet taste of caramel and dried fruits. Very smooth! I’m sorry that I only have access to one.
Nische (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist. Deep amber pour with small, white head. Big aroma of dried fruit, caramel, figs, dates, raisins oak and brown sugar. Quite sweet, but a little bit dusty, taste with caramel, raisin, figs, dates, oak, vanilla. Very light bready notes. Short, sweetish finish.