jbeahler (45) - USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle fresh from the brewery. Pours a dark black brown, opaque and unfiltered. Nice half finger tan head. Great big beer, smells like wood. Crazy spicy Palo Santo wood. Definitely a lot of roastyness and dark sweet brown sugar. Earthy hops and a little dark fruit. Boozy and sweet. Tastes excellent, smoky sweet roasted malts and spicy woody character. Sweet and woody, lots of vanilla and dark fruit. Nice crisp hoppy finish and a warming tingle on the way down. The unique flavor added by the palo santo wood aging tank adds a ton of depth, and sweetness to this beer. Heavy sticky mouthfeel, nicely carbonated. Head has stuck around. Could definitely develop the woody, vanilla sweet character over time as the hops and alcohol subside. Brilliant and unique strong ale. Wouldn’t have more than one at a time lol
Carlisle (148) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black color with dark tan head and minimal lacing. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor with slight alcohol in the finish. Heavy mouthfeel and consistency. Overall, more characteristic of a porter or stout than a brown ale.
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SlackerMads (1891) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized dark brown head. Malty nose with some chocolate, wood, brown sugar. Flavour has quite some barrel with cedar like notes coming through. Also cocoa, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, vanilla, light charcoal, Full body, warming alcohol, soft carbonation, some sweetness but balanced by bitterness and alcohol. Just short of being over the top for my taste, I like this ok as a sipper; the alkiehol isn’t too aggressive and the mouthfeel is fairly soft.
mtdewa1 (431) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, khaki head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, coffee and wood pulp. Very thick and oily. Palo Santo wood adds nice backbone to complex flavors. Very good and well built beer.
Gandalf39 (105) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une brown ale avec un arome enorme de fruit cuit’ on dirait une biere vieillie dans un fut de porto ou madere.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black pour. Thin tan head. Big aroma of coffee chocolate vanilla oak dark fruit. Complex taste of all those. Rich but not too sweet lovely smooth mouthfeel. Handles the 12% alcohol very well with just a nice back if throat warmth. It is up there with the best.
Yorker (1460) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine - with a bitter finish.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (33) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
No light getting through this dark, thick beer. One finger thick light-brown head formed then dissipated with virtually no lacing along the glass.
The body of this brew is almost like that of a stout. Smells of some chocolate, molasses, some sweet dark malts, nuts, possibly caramel, and of course of vanilla.
Truly divine flavor and taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel, molasses, toffee, dried fruits and vanilla.
This slick, smooth, mouth feel may be quite possibly amazing amongst the subtle carbonation.
Overall, this was an awesome concoction that I cannot wait to savor again! Stored a couple away for next time. Highly recommended!!!
arnold931 (729) - Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Nose is soy, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol. Taste is similar with some alcohol burn. Creamy mouthfeel.
BroadestTom (56) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate full body, thick feel,
Overall I would suggest this beer to someone who likes big beers
markextrae (1492) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle, dark black colour with a small tanned ring. Dark espresso coffee, cacao, oak, raisins, hints of licorice, dark red fruits, malts, bit of a spicy alcohol burn