DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 12 oz. bottle. With the intimidating yellow warning cap. Brownish-black color. Pours with some fizz, but does not manage any head. Smell has sweet sherry notes, a hint of crushed green raisin. Taste has a thick mouthfeel of prune juice and more sherry. Prominent alcohol has a slight burn among the sugar. Solid layer of yeast dregs at the bottom of the bottle. Ultimately, I feel like itís lost the character of a beer and let the fruit take over. Well, thatís the risk when finally deciding to pop one of the strongest beers in my cellar.
RickTStiles (788) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- Cranberry, peach, vodka. Taste- Apricot, sugar, maple, golden raisins. Finish- so strong with booze that any other notes are over taken. This beer has to be drank between cellar and room temperature to be palatable in my opinion.
conway (1636) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark mahogany with ruby tints and little head. Aroma is raisin, apple, brown sugar, toast, brandy and caramel. Taste follows but adds some cinnamon and stingy alcohol. Thin mouthfeel, light carb and a long finish. Too hot to be really enjoyable. Probably better with a little age.
Kabonski (38) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huh, this beer was a little disappointing for me. It has no aroma but is very silly and smooth. It pots a nice thick raisin brown color. The flavor is sweet and thick. Certainly a raisin flavor l. The carbonation is very fine and hardly noticeable. Overall I love the flavor, texture, , color, and alcohol. The lack of aroma and the complexity are what disappointed me. No doubt it's a good beer and well worth the price!
hfmejias (824) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured brown, murky, small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, malts and maybe some brown sugar. Taste is certainly boozy but not overwhelming; consistent with aroma,lots of fruit and brown sugar, very complex. A true sipper but highly enjoyable.
kirk36 (155) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a dogfish head conissuer. I love this. It's easy drinking without being alcohol forward or revolting. The raisins bring balance to the force. I'm surprised at the abv because I don't feel it.
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Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botttle. Sweet sticky deliciousness. Wroth the price and then some. Very unique,
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"i think this one was around 18% but iím not sure of that or the vintage. when i think of wordwide stout, i think of the raisiny sweetness, but no more. this beer redefines that term in the flavor and aroma. holy cow! surprisingly one dimensional in that regard but very tasty sipper. iím guessing it had at least a little age on because for how strong it is, it wasnít hot. very smooth, a little thick and sticky, but in a nice throat coating way. for around $10, probably can check this one off and move on, thanks to Pfoxyjohn, but I am glad to have tried it."
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15 SEP 2007 vintage. Pours with scarce head; deep amber; strong fruitcake dunked in port aroma; strong alcohol burn it tastes as though its IBUs are higher than 20... it is much like a desert wine. Not sure I would classify this as a beer... more of a desert wine.
Cory (350) - , California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 2007. Aroma is 90% raisin, brown sugar, caramel, malt sugars. Body is thick with a long lingering sweet dates or raisin finish. To me it seems the sugars took over and went a little into over ripe dates and vinegar. I couldnít even finish my 4 onces maybe it shouldnít have been aged or something. Weird.
jsnicholas (252) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (12oz $12.50): dated 9/2006,8years old. Pour cloudy brown. There was quite a bit of sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle. Big arisen, Big sweetness. Big warming in both aroma and taste. Bottle makes 19%ABV. Great sipper.