AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dammit, I just picked this up because it looked interesting and I needed to buy something to get change for the parking meter, but now Iíve already opened it and thus trapped myself into quaffing a 12%er right when Iím at the highest muscle/fat ratio in my life. Utterly beautiful pour, opaque dark mahogany, dark tan head which quickly goes away. Nice burnt nutty type of flavor with a vanilla finish. Some chocolate thrown about here and there. As others have pointed out, there is nowhere near 12% worth of alcohol perceptible in the experience of drinking this stuff. A bit yeasty but not enough to add to it. Pretty good.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head.
The flavor is malty, dry and has vanilla and carmel notes. Whatís scary is that the 12% is no where to be seen... Tasty
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from archerliquors. Damn, I love Dogfish Head!!! Another awesome brew. Dark brown almost black with a small fizzy tan head. Sweet malty, woody aroma with some nutty notes. Bright lively palate. Initially crisp citrus and mild chocolate taste, followed by caramel and vanilla flavors, finishing with a semi-dry, sticky sugar, roasty citrus taste. Excellent.
alex1012 (13) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark with little to no head. Aromas of alcohol, wood, and bannans. Flavor is thin and alcoholic with notes of wood malt and and Belgian type yeast. Tastes like its brewed with a ton of corn sugar. May be good in 5 years or so. Another novelty beer from DF.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich brown beer with a light tan head. Cinnamon, spice, light chooclate aroma. Chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, woody flavor. Medium-plus body. Cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, light spice, and wood linger.
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a rich, ripe, chocolate covered banana against a backdrop of roast and coffee/chickory with slight wisps of vanilla, bubble gum and taffy . Flavor is creamy chocolate, some mellow wood, hot alcohol, some hop bitterness is present but stays in its place. Alcohol vapors waft through the nostrils, finish is dry and bitter with spiritous alcohol lingering. Will put some of this down to age for a while, I think it needs a little bit more time. Very nice nightcap, especially when it warms up- should not be drunk any colder than 55-60 degrees F. Nice effort from an adventurous brewery.
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Toronado. Black color, tan head. Aroma is very roasted and rich with coffee, lesser chocolate and caramel notes. Somewhat woody, but didnít come off all that unique to me. Interesting having this beer and knowing nothing about it and trying to guess what weird process it underwent.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle in trade with Snojerk321- thanks! Poured into trappist glass- thick black body, non transparent when held to a light source, low carbonation, thin off white ring for a head. Aroma of dark chocolate, wood, and 3 day old coffee that has been sitting- but in a good way. HIts the mouth with a defined medium body, alot of the dark malt comes through cleanly, a note of hardwood which is shockingly good, finish has a subtle burn to it. Very enjoyable- my tongue is thanking me as we speak...
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Black pour with a thin tan head. Roasty aroma with hints of nuts, chocolate, wood, vanilla, and floral hops. Flavor is nice. Lots of chocolate and vanilla with a touch of woodiness. Thick, malty finish. Very nice.
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was from a tap.
*liked it would buy* aroma: kinda mild and stale. Not as wood smell as the bottle. Nice black grain malts. App: black thick goodness. Flavor: roasted black malts. Wood dry cocoa mild earthy sweetness. Palate:lil to spritzy. OA: nice fun stout thingy.