AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Passed on this more times then I can remember, then received one as an extra in a box. I am ashamed to say I passed on such a great beer. Pours black with hardly any head. Aromas are minimal with some light wood, a metallic undertone and molasses. Tastes are big while also being subtle. Very deft wood is present throughout the entire sip, with vanilla and caramel, just a hint of booze as the aftertaste comes on which is chocolate and cola. Mouthfeel is perfect for a big beer like this, silky-smooth and perfectly heavy on the tongue. Overall a really good sipping beer closer to a BA Stout than any brown, imperial or otherwise, that I have ever tried.
rouhlas (1770) - GREECE - NOV 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, light spicy, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
Garrold (3068) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Trembling Madness, York. Very dark, chocolate brown. Thin, sticky, lasting, light brown head. Aroma of treacle. Cake fruits. Rum truffle. Spot of woody booze. Background notes of caramelised peach. Taste is vine fruit sweet. Woody, burnt bitter. Rich mouthfeel, albeit a bit fizzy. Finishes a bit dry and boozy. Ok. Silly price tag, mind you.
shrubber85 (9468) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Wood, chocolate malt, and astringent ash aroma. Dark black with large tan head. Sweet coffee/chocolate malt and moderately strong bitter/astringent lemon peel/pine flavor. Good body with nice balance. The 12% is very well hidden.
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours deep dark brown, tan head, oily, roasty rich malt, chocolate, complex and long woody notes, lovely warming alcohol. Full bodied with a long palate. Soft carbonation.
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Restrained aroma in an oily black pour. Huge body is both complex and subtle. One of the best ways of finishing an afternoon’s beer tasting for sure.
Hamishmcc (2) - - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with thin coffee coloured head. Aroma is woody (unsurprisingly), with lots of spiced vanilla. Mouthfeel very smooth, hits with strong flavours of burnt toffee, vanilla, and winter spices (cinnamon and star anise). Light carbonation and strong alcohol warming through the chest. Absolutely sensational beer
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good unique beer. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of smokiness and vanilla. Taste is very complex, with lots of oak and vanilla, caramel. Great beer. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.
miyauchi38 (987) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cervesa molt curiosa i complexa, es mèclen els tocs a licor amb la regalèsia, cervesa per tastar però no pel dia a dia.
Cerveza muy curiosa y compleja, se mezclan los toques a licor con el palo santo, cerveza para catar pero no por el día a día.
Dorkenstein (218) - - OCT 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Bottle I am reviewing has been aged one year and poured into a tulip glass. The aroma is wood, roasted malts, alcohol,and some star anise. Taste is wood, roasted malts, alcohol, star anise, and dark fruits. Alcohol warming in the chest.