CH-303 (1879) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, leaning towards black. Minimal, dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, wood. Dark fruit.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark fruit. Slight alcohol, warming.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $3.99
SG111 (982) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. I had this one a few years back. Pours dark, almost black, tan head. Aroma is as woody as I remember. Tons of smoke on it. Malt and hops come through but the wood and smoke are the center pieces. Flavor is amazing. Oak, sweet malt, dark fruit, smokiness, hops, roasted malt. What a complex beer. Absolutely fantastic.
Changed (459) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black. Tan head, little lacing. Aroma is booze, past ripe dark fruit, and since this thing was aged on wood and somebody told me so, wood. Flavor is fruity, booze, wood, tobacco, spice, chocolate, coffee. Front-heavy carbonation, but creamy finish. Long, syrupy, battering. This is a beer that kicks your ass, in a really good way. Excellent.
JEFE79 (6) - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color oscuro, cabeza densa pero sin mucha consistencia, chocolate, melaza y madera, dulce y suave pero con carácter.
Dal9000 (437) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled at 2015 Dayton Alefest = Pours black with a thick tan head. Delicate coffee creamy taste with a sweet finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
mambossa (249) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
High gravity, palo santo wood, I was sold at that. Bottle to snifter. Thick syrupy pour, ephemeral tan head. Aroma bursting with barbecue, pretzel, ripened fruit atop thick caramel and dates. Flavor is smokey out the wazoo, raisiny, medium resin, oily milk chocolate, lingering cacao and coffee. 12% and little to no alcohol presence, heartily blanketed in syrupy smokiness. Sip it slow and thank yourself later.
ttoadee (1161) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Viscous deep brown pour (there is a glimmer of light coming through), ring of coffee colored head. Nose is dark malt, hint of spice, wood, and alcohol. Sweet. Middle is wood shavings on the back of the throat, dark malt with molasses and hints of cardamon, coffee, and allspice. Finish is a blanket of sweet fruit and booze. Better than most ports. Have to have this one again.
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark oily brown with a 1 finger dark tan melted ice cream head Lots of toasty malt and alcohol but very balanced. Drinks very smooth. You’d never know its 12 abv. Will definitely cellar this one. Can’t wait till next year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cam_Dynamite (116) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this a few times and had mixed experiences. Pours dark. Aroma is fruity, vanilla, wood. Taste is coffee, cocoa, wood, booze, tobacco. I dig.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is syrupy, dark fruits, roasted malts. Thick, chewy, boozy, dark fruits. Tasty.