AirForceHops (2562) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Queenholly, thanks so much! Deep brown with ruby highlights around the edges. Thin, very light white head. Aroma and flavor runs hand in hand. Real nice subtle complexities. Dark fruit, caramel malts, toffee, some pine hops, light cocoa. Coffee notes. Woody notes. Finish has a balance of roasted malt and pine type hops. Overall heavy on the malts. I don’t know how old the bottle is but… no alcohol to be found anywhere. Very light warming sensation after the sip. Medium body leaning on the full side and a soft carbonation. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Very delightful and sophisticated. Glad to have had this chance to sample the last “Batch”. Finely aged. Thanks again Rebekah!
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle c/o Secret Santa 2012. Pours dark brown and burgundy with a 2-finger creamy tan head. Aromas of toffee, hazelnut, nutty candy, caramel, mild berry and bittersweet cocoa. Raisin, prune, plum, lots of fig, vanilla, and alcohol as it warms. The flavor is lots of leather, tobacco, and oak. Raisin, and fig are prominent, with dark berry also. Very light citrus rind leads to a sweet, malty, somewhat salty leather finish, with cocoa and vanilla in the aftertaste. Low carbonation, medium to fully body, creamy. Really nice; sweet, very subtle complexities. Better with every sip. 
artmcd8 (1219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared for roughly three years thanks to changeup45. The beer is still going strong. Vigorous pour from bottle to balloon tulip yields a strong head that dissipates to a light lingering foam. Color is a deep brown. Bottle is a clean and simple design. The aroma is complex due to all the malts and hops. There is a molasses and fig/raisin quality to it. Some coffee comes up on the back end of the sip once the beer warms up. The flavor is on the sweet side of balanced and the texture winds up slightly sticky on the lips. All in all I'm glad I tried this one.
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boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dark, not quite black with little to no head. This gave off a decent amount of smoke which masked that oxidation well. Dark sugars, bitter-sweet molasses and toasted grains were prominent. Dark nutty grains and sweetness. This aged quite well.
weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, extra in a trade from queenholly. Pours translucent dark brown with small light brown head. Very little lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and light molasses aroma. Taste is molasses, caramle malt, roasted malt, and bitter hop finish. Not my thing.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4th July 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Small pale tan head. Smooth soft palate. With 60 hops in this beer it is pretty malt led! Dark toffee, cream, molasses and a trace of marmite. Whispers of hop pine and fruit but it’s all about the malt here. Finishes with a mild carbonated bite and a mildly bitter aftertaste. Disappointing - a definite case of more is less here. Hebrew do this much better.
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle @ Casey’s: Pours dark amber/brown with a nice tan head. Very complex aroma and flavor. This is the second time I have had this beer and it defintely gets better with age. So complex on every level. One of the most unique beers I have tried. I don’t know how they used so many ingredients and still made it work but hey it’s Bells!
Phillies08Champs (650) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a dark mahogoney with red hue and little head. Nose is pecans, root beer, brown malt, toasted flavors. first sip is similar with a nice bittersweet chocolate flavor in the finish.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is dark brown hued, with crimson highlights. Atop the beer rests 1/4" of tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing in its wake. The beer smells of sweet malt, caramels, dark fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is pretty sweet, with additional notes of toffee candies. I imagine this brew would likely develop well if cellared for two or three years. Alcohol presence is noticeable throughout, though not overwhelming. The finish warms the throat, and leaves lingering tastes of dark fruits soaked in booze. A decent beer, I would be curious to try it again in a couple of years.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-25-2011
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Surly Darkness tulip.
A: Pours a dark plum color with a light tan forming on the pour. It recedes to a whispy collar that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Some slight smoke with a touch charred wood. Dark fruit flavors with a little grape aspect to it. Roasted mix nicely with some green hops. Very intriguing.
T: Some roasted malts with charred wood flavor. There is a slight twinge of smoke and some minimal dark fruits flavors, but this guy is all malt. The finish is astringent with some dried cereal grain malt sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with a full mouthfeel. Medium low carbonation and a drying finish.
O: This guy was all malt with a touch of dark fruits. Slightly sweet and smokey as well. It was pretty decent, but nothing I’d want to revisit in the future.
Serving type: bottle