Getbetter (952) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle,Dark brown in color,White head,Chocolate, cranberry and herbal flavors,and does not taste like a 18.2 abv%
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan coaster head. Bad ass aroma of oak mixed with with cranberry fruit with super dark chocolate. Slight burn of alcohol at the end of the smell. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet taste along with roasted notes and fruit. This is like nothing I have had before. Very tasty. Get raisin type molasses flavor from this. Surprisingly very little alcohol flavors that I pick up. Overall a pretty cool beer but hard to drink a lot of it.
gunnfryd (12083) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, apple, coffee, heather, licorice. Flavour is sweet, fruit, apple, coffee, alcohol, heather, chocolate, dried fruits. Strong full bodied nice beer.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with about 1 finger of tan foam. Aroma is very faint, almost nothing there, though a boozy burn can be detected. Flavor is HOT. Anise, cinnamon, fruit (cranberries), and nectar are all present in the first sip. Boy, is the ABV obvious on this one. This make worldwide stout seem understated. Still, a pleasantly warm sipper. Body is reasonably complex, in spite of the strong alcohol presence, and the bevy of flavors that come through, including a good bit of nice woody oak from the barrell, are all to be applauded and appreciated. Man, this would be perfect for winter time. Interesting and unique. High style points.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ the Alehouse.. Black pour ,wispy off white head , sparse lacing . Aroma is sweet (alcohol ) and some roasted malts . Flavor is sweet malt and alcohol, (hard to hide 18.2 ) touch of bitterness and alcohol burn in the finish . Thin bodied , almost flat and slightly hot . Extreme yes , exceptional no .
PaulsPissed (37) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, I dont know how anyone could say it pours amber or dark brown it defiantly pours black. If you thin it out it might be brown but looking at it in my glass it is a black beer!
Smells of chocolate and sugars, maybe a bit of coffee. Taste is smooth for the percent. A bit sticky. Long lingering aftertaste and a bit of burning in your stomache. I had to use a wine cooler to keep this beer cold as I drank it I could not enjoy this warm. A nice and very interesting beer.
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle p[oured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cranberry, dark chocolate, pepper, oak, jasmine and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted m,alt, cranberry, jasmine, dark chocolate, pepper, alcohol and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.
Doodler (316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle picked up today in Boulder. Pours a dark amber with thin tan head. Has a nose of roasted malt and figs with a hint of licorice. Up front has flavors of dark fruit, vanilla and caramel. Finishes with an oak and boozy burnt malt finish. Somewhat hot and slightly sticky, but it is a big beer. As such, nicely done for such a big ABV (18%?) A tastee sipper fo sho....
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a lighter brown head. Aroma is molasses, malt, vanilla, oak, dark fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, brown sugar, oak, coffee, and dark fruit. Fairly heavy body.
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Red Light-Red Light. Wow, really enjoyed this. Pours dark brown with small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is oak, bourbon, brown sugar, peat, vanilla, and malt. Tastes pretty sweet, with vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Complex brew and I did not find it boozy at all. Shocked how well hidden the alcohol is for an 18.2%.