TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sexy dark ruby amber liquid. As is expected from a beer of this strength, very little head forms, then verily disappears without a trace. For a beer this massive, it gives off surprisingly little aroma, though I was able to discern vinuous alcohol, raisins (duh), lots of sweet malt and a hint of soy. Flavor is dominated by sweet malt and dried fruit -- raisin, fig, apple, and perhaps some orange peel. Hops provide just enough bitterness to remind you that this is a beer and not a fruit liquer, but are otherwise overwhelmed. Noticeable alcohol makes no secret that this is a gigantic beer, yet the alcohol never becomes crude or intrusive. Thick, cloying palate. I’m pretty fond of other DFH super-high-gravity experiments (120, Worldwide), but this one’s a bit too over the top for me.
Dodgrblu (725) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine in Medford, way sweet, raisins come through.
Nicochic (1) - - JUL 14, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clearly unfiltered... Caramel colored with lots of beige floaters.
Dates cherries & stone fruit.
Rich, viscous warm and sweet.
I shared a bottle with two friends and we were all pleased. I'm easy, but they're snobs, so I assume it must have been great ;)
Chalumeaux (1008) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle dated 11/21/14 dark caramel color with minimal head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel malt dark fruit cognac. Taste is dark fruit caramel alcohol and a nice balanced burn. A good sipper.
GreatDane1632 (1167) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle poured into a snifter -- Pours a muddy brown, zero head, and its nose is extremely boozey. A very pleasant sipper. Most of the raisin has fallen out, it drinks like a very strong Belgian dubbel. A very interesting experience. Check this one off the ’want list’.
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great sipping beer. Malty roasty flavours dominate, with doughy notes. Very rich palate.
Gerbeer (3022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel malts and cognac. Flavors of brown sugar, sweetened raisins, stick sweet malts, and alcohol. Very warming. Nice enough for a beer that carries a wallop three times it’s size.
jsporrer (582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark Iced tea brown color with a thin white ring. Aroma of light tart fruit. Taste is of dark fruit with some whiskey notes. Not as harsh or alcohol laden as some others. Decent flavors without too much alcohol masking the taste. Enjoyable.
bth122 (1468) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at HOTB. Copper color. Reminds me of a barley wine. Notes of raisin and sugar malt. Nice finish with some warming alcohol. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweetness
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oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark blackish amber color. Aromas of dark fruits, and some other hints, maybe bourbon, maybe coffee. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and drinkable as hell.
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in trade. Nice caramel brown pour. Aroma is booze and figs and raisins. Taste pretty much follows with some burnt caramel. Boozy but well balance. Very nice!