Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Very dark brown. Big nose, some coffee, plum, toast...very sweet with spicy alcohol and a nice smokey character. A strange beer, it’s ok but it’s not very refined or cohesive. Or exciting. The good elements are enjoyable however.
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, small brown head. Tar aroma, chocolate, vinous, dark fruits, figs and licorice. Chocolate flavor, vinous, dark fruits, figs, licorice, cocoa and grapes.
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black, pour with a small khaki head. Caramel, herbal (anise?), dark fruit, and booze on the nose. Some brown sugar, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor is boozy and overly sweet. Caramel, sugar, and licorice. Dark fruit, some roasted malt, and notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
Theydon_Bois (12707) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brew Dog Camden - 21/12/12.
Pitch black with a tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a film.
Nose is dark fruits, slightly harsh booze, molasses, wood, sugars.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, dark fruits, cherry, dates, booze, leather.
Full in body with no carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish.
chrisv10 (12633) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, notes of alcohol, sweet, little liquorice, dark fruit, hops and plume.
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious.
gunnfryd (12395) - 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.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(11.2oz bottle, BB 14/12/19, courtesy of angrypirate06) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and nuts. Flavor of ALCOHOL, roasted grain, caramel, toffee, oak, and apple. Extremely hot and undrinkable. Another over hyped high alcohol mess.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some vinous. Alcohol warming without burn. Full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.