generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It has an almost opaque dark brown body with lighter chestnut highlights near the edges of the glass. The pour is deep, dark and thick, making a small light brown head to sit on top. This head fades out quickly however and leaves a thin ring of tan foam lace. A quick swirl gives it a wispy thin film covering and slick lace. The aroma has toasted bready malt, roasted grain, sweet brown sugar and molasses. This gives it a sweet overall character but there is also some fresh cut pine, resin, hops, dark wood and leathery notes. Its alcohol is noticeable as well. There is a lot of complexity here in this big full bodied beer. There are sweet notes of brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, raisons, and prunes. This is balanced with some floral/woody notes, pine resin, leafy hops and dark hard wood. It also has notes of toasted bread, roasted grain and warm alcohol that give it a bit of bite. This all comes on a heavy, slightly viscous texture with smooth carbonation.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery. Black pour. Wood, medicine, caramel, oak, vanilla. Big body. Almost creamy coffee and vanilla body. Good carbonation to balance out the big body. Great
c0fein (232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere
Deep black colour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tree bark and winegum. Excellent full-bodied taste and mouth-feel. Alcohol feels in palate but not disturbingly. Superb dessert beer for slow sipping.
hoploader (11) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wood aged brown ale beer with lots of chocolate and caramel flavour with a hint of vanilla, this would have scored higher with me had they called it a stout or porter
punkska101 (973) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with seb@ saint bock A: chocolate, woody, brown sugar, licorice. App: pitch black beige head. T/p: full body with sweet and moderate long sweet finish. O: great. I like overall balance.
DrinkinWell (290) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with little head but nice lacing. Sweet malty, caramel on the nose. A creamy mouthfeel with alcohol on the tongue. Vanilla, caramel, and alcohol throughout. A very good, somewhat wacky brown ale.
lesifflebiere (1350) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Riche, bien noire, elle présente une mousse rare et une texture huileuse, lourde. En nez, vanillée et chocolatée à la fois, avec un peu de café et de fruits confits, sans doute dû au bois. L’alcool est très fort en bouche, le sucre aussi, mais la décadence est agréable. Crémeuse et douce, bien qu’agressive. Une offrande très solide de DFH,
Bulk_Carrier (2264) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
I’ve had this in a pint glass several times but once in a tulip. There wasn’t any differences.
The appearance was basically a ruddy brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace leaving some nice lacing.
The smell was basically like a woody Brown Ale with some light vanilla and booze features.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a nice smooth slightly creaminess running about my mouth and tongue.
Overall, I say this was a nicely done Strong Ale.
Campy877 (179) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown almost black ink color. Thick long standing dark brown head with heavy lacing. Sweet fruity aroma. Deep roasted malt flavor on the front with a sweet finish that has a distinct alcohol finish. Very well done, Dogfish Head!
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jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
09-JUN-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh.
Black with low lasting, tan head.
Aroma is Wood, syrup, raisin, roast, Brown sugar. Earthy, spicy, and slightly minty. Taste the same. Sticky, full body, soft carbonation. Really nice.