nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, - JAN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to psprings for splitting this one over the holidays. Pours a roasted black color with a trim tan head. Smells of toasted malts, tart apples, and wood. Tastes of each with added notes of coffee, sour apples, and mineral. The best of the series, but that’s kind of like winning a Reality TV Show on MTV.
Jayb0 (1110) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. This was excellent. The Apple Brandy character was strong and appreciated, offering uncommon barrel flavors that worked perfectly with the beer. Rich and satisfying, smoky and slightly sweet, very drinkable.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose was dark malt, roasty, smoky, mild brandy and apple notes, cacao, anise. Tastes complex, with all the flavors from the nose. Great.
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the gate in Brooklyn. Pours Deep black color very flavorful. I love it if it's a stout or a dubbel something
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erickok (4467) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, thin grey lace. Oak, dark smokey, of the malty kind, vanilla. Nice funk, that’s much stronger on the nose. Really well developed. Interesting, concentrated, bit expensive. (On tap at Blind Tiger)
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Boozy up front, with lightly roasted malts, light sweetness, and whiskey/brandy like notes. A bit to strong of a barrel presence, but still pretty good.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, dark black pour, medium bodied. strange beer, roasted malts, chocolate, apple brandy booziness, slight acidic notes. Is this really only 6.4%
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at coles. Dark brown black pour with a khaki head. Nose is apple brandy, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet smokey malt up front, apple booziness, and another wave of sweet Smokey finish. Nice.
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep brown body, frothy tan head, lasting. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, smoke, tobacco. Hint of overripe fruit and brandy. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of vanilla, caramel, brandy, wood, roasted malt bitterness, but none of it overwhelming. A bit sweet and a bit acidic.
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Beer Table Pantry, 11/21/2013. Pours black, hazy white head swirls on the surface, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is glazed apple caramel, light fudge, tobacco and sweet barrel elements, pleasant smoky background blends well. Taste is mildly sweet caramel toffee, vanilla, middle has dark roasted malts, bitter coffee, round smoky apple brandy finish. Medium body, full and chewy in the mouth, Delicious.
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle opened the bottle up, pure gusher, lost a third of the bottle, oh well.... Poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of bacon, light brandy, tart sour roast, and some earth. Flavors were the same, infected as well, disappointing, wish there was a fresher bottle, had a ton of potential. Even with all the flaws, still a decent beer overall. Could not imagine what this would be fresh.