Chudwick (2502) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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odinstyr (621) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear brown with a small but creamy tan head. Smells of raisins and sweet bread. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - raisin and sweet dark malts.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown with a good beige head. Aroma is raisins, dates, caramel. Full bodied, sweet and boozy on the palate. Taste is raisins, dates, caramel, fig, cherry. Damn tasty.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Sweet chocolate and cherry aromas come off the beer with a boozy warmth. As it settles out, raisin aromas and a light port wine become prevalent en route to a final note of woody cherry with toffee. The pour is thick, and dark, but an oily clear cola brown hue with a dense brown head that retains a moderate ring, wispy surface, and leaves some runny lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a supporting medium bitter and secondary notes of light sour and light umami. The texture is thick and chewy with lots of fizzy carbonation and a full body with flavors of dark, dry fruit, wood, light spice, and a roast-like character that develops as the glass warms along with a cooked brown sugar note. The finish is a boozy warmth with wood and clean spice that leaves an aftertaste that’s dry and clean; spicy with a lingering smokey, dark chocolate and a cloying, dark, tart fruit that’s lightly astringent.
Art (2430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at HOTB. brown syrupy pour. No head. Aroma of figs and alcohol. Sweet with alcoholic heat.
jw0406 (943) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, candied sugar, caramel, toffee. Full bodied, sweet alcohol finish, very nice.
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of banana, caramel, brown sugar and toffee. Malty and caramelly flavor with esters and roast before a sweet and warm finish.
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 edition. Pours hazy copper-amber color, with a small and thin-but-creamy bone-colored head. Aromas of raisin and caramel, perhaps a touch of wood. Full body. Syrupy-thick, with a lingering astringent tingle to the finish. Flavor has notes of nutty and caramel malts, with a touch of booziness. A note of raisin lingers in the finish. Good while still "young", looking forward to aging one or two.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light-brown, deep-amber when backlit. A cm of tan head that fades moderate to quick. Aroma is banana, caramel, brown sugar, caramelized raisins, touch of lactose. Body is medium weight, syrupy, moderately starchy, medium-light carbonation, light burn. Flavor is spicy yeast, light phenols, sweet (light caramel), hints of drying grasses, very boozy, but in a pleasant way. A delightful sipper. Highlight is the spicy-sweet flavor. A well-done high-abv by Dogfishead. Better than the 120-minute and fort. Up there with the world-wide stout, perhaps better.
zoucrew102 (949) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich dark fruit aroma with light notes of caramel and booze. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue, an extremely thin white head and no lacing. Starts with a lot of dark fruit flavor, raisin-like with maybe a small amount of caramel. Finishes fairly smooth at first with the fruit still there, but ends with a lot of booze that lingers on the palate like some liquors. Good, but the alcohol burn at the end is not enjoyable.