arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Discount Liquor, Milwaukee. Looks thinner than expected on the pour. Mahogany, molasses and sweetness on the nose. Full bodied feel, molasses and twigs, with a pinch of apparent alcohol. Good blend of hops oiliness and lingering maltiness in the finish. I also taste an anise-like rootiness that lingers into the finish. Middle has some caramel. Overall, it tastes elegant and shit. I don’t know why I’m not more impressed by it; I feel like maybe I should score it higher, but I have to go with my gut, even if I don’t understand it.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just like most of the batch series, there’s a lot going on. Bottle thanks to Broham. Pours ruby. Smells like berries and caramel. Taste is like a dessert wine like with caramel, toffee, raisins and dark fruit. Lots of malt. Aged nicely.
RobertDale (2000) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Tim! Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and pine. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, molasses, coffee, and pine. Very nice!
podey (553) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by Max at Zach and Matt’s tasting. Pours brownish black with a medium tan head. Aroma of booze, dark fruits, some spice and malt. Taste is slightly boozy with roasted notes and a really smooth finish for the level of ABV.
khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark with nice head. Aroma and flavor is dark fruits and hops. Really really nice. Dark fruit blends perfectly with the hops, abv is non-existent. Wish I had more.
AirForceHops (1922) - 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 (1146) - 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 (710) - 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 (3629) - 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 (1197) - 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 (10000) - , 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.