Sikash (175) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle aged ~9 months. Pours a nice dark color with a light tan fizzy head. Aroma is very alcoholic almost fruity, with some undertones of roasted notes. Flavor is very smooth with roasted and chocolate notes but still very alcoholic. Finish is alcoholic. Mouthfeel is smooth almost silky like parabola carbonation is average. Overall this is a solid beer but I think it needs more time.
devman171 (168) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Lures, Pour is pitch black, Aroma is heavy roast and alcohol. Taste is HUGE roast, chocolate, coffee, and very bitter, overpowering!
Miked1687 (219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 vintage Poured into a snifter. 200th review. Dark used oil brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Medium lacing. Aroma is huge booze, chocolate, Sweet dark fruits. Taste is sweet, tangy, brownie chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee finish. The booze Aroma and taste is almost a soy sauce flavor. That must be from all of the barley and high abv. Medium thickness, still medium carbonation after a few years aging. Good stuff, I?ll try my other 2010 in another 2 years maybe.
AKThunder (152) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stout is a mixture of chocolate, cherries, dates, with a smoked taste, this stout is for anyone who loves full flavored beers that fill you up like a three course meal. Thank you Dogfish Head.
jrodooo5 (500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm. One of the great ones!. It has a standard stout pour - very dark with a thin white head that doesn’t leave much lacing. The aroma is primarily boozey with some sweet licorice notes. The taste is semi-sweet toffee like without any bitterness. It’s malty goodness & rather smooth at 18%. Absolutely phenomenal! So good I used it for my wedding toast instead of the traditional champagne! Beautiful man!
charule (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Doublewide Grill. Poured black wide minimal head. Aroma of brandy and booze. Very spiced booze flavor.
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artmcd8 (655) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
All on tap at double wide grill. Drank 4/25/13.
2008: Aroma of alcohol. Pours a dark black with no head. Silky smooth and oily. Slight amount of heat but very tasty.
2009: More alcohol in the aroma than the 2008. Same pour, more heat. Still smooth.
2010: Even more alcohol aroma. Surprisingly less heat. Still silky smooth.
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esquetee (4) - Bend, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This beer will knock you out. Incredible aroma, beautiful dark brown lacing and fantastic flavor.
Cbuk1013 (56) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 2008. Pours black with brown head. Little lacing. Smells of licorice, chocolate and malt. Tastes of caramel with hints of chocolate. Intense barley heat on the backend. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Roasty taste on the palette. A sneaky amount of alcohol. Overall a complex intense stout.
EpicALE (4) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very strong dark stout. Although high AVB, the flavor is not compromised. Bold taste.