TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with afire- Dark brown pour, nice foamy brown head. Big grape-banana, rich smoke aroma. Wood aged roast texture and a very grape, rich berry wine flavor with a hint of bananas. A nice one to sip and enjoy.
Imaena (2128) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/17/08 Bottle. Really thick and syrupy texture. Darker than I expected for a brown ale. Deep and complex wood and malt flavours. Warm finish with soft alcohol notes in the throat. Well crafted and unusual.
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the beer is nice and strong, its got rich malts with strong caramel flavor. its got some nice fruit. this has some flaws but it works overall.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The one is alright but not good tasting. The aroma is like oak, chocolate, coffee, malt, earth, and fruit. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is think. I like the texture!
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared with The_Captain. Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with a big foamy brown head. Smells of berries, red grape, banana, and smoke. Tastes much like an oak aged imperial stout, roasted, anise, bitter, with earthy notes and a big warming boozy finish. A very nice slow sipper.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a light brown head. The aroma is strong and oaky with some sweet vinous notes. There is also some stone fruit and figs. The taste has some chocolate with some toast and prune. There is also a woody dry note. A pretty strong alcohol burn in the finish.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours much darker than what I expected. Has little to no head. Extremely strong ale although has a well balanced alcohol. Flavor is of roasted malts but has an underlying tart finish.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark American Strong Ale. This was stronger than some stouts I’ve had. Sweet with chocolate and a little coffee. Very good.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Poured a very black and syrupy with a very small tan head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is wine-like with plenty of green apple, sweet malt, chocolate, espresso and not a small amount of alcohol. Flavor is slightly sweet with a background of green apple, sweet malt, dark fruit, vanilla, wood/oak, bourbon and plenty of alcohol. Very complex... palate is thick and chewy. If you want to feel the full effect, drink it warm (60F), when the full effect of the fruity esters is apparent and full flavored. Would do very well aged for a couple of years...
A really excellent brew....
soyorganic (304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
<Recommended by staff at the Foodery.> Good call by them. Bottle: poured dark black syrup-like with a tan head. Nice looking beer. Aroma of sour apple, chocolate, coffee and a little bit of alcohol. Nice tasting beer with sweet malt, coffe and sour apple notes that make for a sweet flavor. The beer has a slight bitterness for a little bit of balance. Although the alcohol was slightly noticeable, I am not completely fond of big beers with high alcohol content. Good beer nevertheless.