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.
weordie (826) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with a cocoa head. The aroma is really oaky. A really smooth beer. It’s a very distinctive, oaky flavour with licorice and smoke also.
bulldogops (2236) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #2160 - 2015.11.10 - Bottle from BevMo. Bubbly boozy amber pour with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and charred wood chips. Palate gathers most of this up, lots of toffee malt, citrus, pine, and a decent amount of a cedary-like dryness. Tasty.
drsordr (2329) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour opaque black brown with thin tan head. Nose vegetal, soy sauce, raisin, light spicy wood. Taste sweet malt, toffee, caramel, then cedar spice. Light tannin on the finish.
Sirmixsomewhat (200) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a deep, deep brown color, like a coffee beer, but tastes so much different than one. I give it high marks in smell because its caramel notes are really easy to identify, and its taste is smooth as hell. It’s a LITTLE heavy, but nothing that takes you out of it. This beer is very, very good.
teamsale (174) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a thick black color with a thin dark brown head and thin but very dense lacing. Smells a bit fruity and malty. Interesting flavor with some cherry and chocolate notes. Sweet and good. The aftertaste grows and lingers but is enjoyable.
Dglanvil (2) - - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic brown, pours very dark almost black with small caramel brown head. Creamy consistency and smooth to drink. Beautiful earthy flavours.
kajser27 (1359) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black colored, almost no dark tan non lasting head. Aroma is of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, some sugary dark fruit, some apple, bit wood, alcohol. Taste is medium to very sweet malt and caramel, brown sugar, some toffee, roasted malt, light chocolate, bit dark fruits, some herbal notes, medium roasty-hoppy bitterness, alcohol and warming. Medium to full bodied, sticky, soft to flat carbonation. Too sweet for me.
RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased 5/24/16. Pours an opaque brown with just a hint of a head that has a bit of staying power. The aroma is of dark fruit, malt and some alcohol. Taste is luscious, dark fruit and boozy forward. Really enjoyed the beer!
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque dark brown with a frothy to minimal brown head. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel, wood, spices, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy sweet with low to no bitterness (I don’t think this beer has any hops). Delicious malt character into a fiery alcohol finish. Exquisite.
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with a small brown head and a red hue. Aroma is of wood, alcohol and dried fruits. Medium to robust bodied with some carbonation. Aftertaste of coffee and dried fruits. Strong malt character with a caramel finish.