Helsdon (149) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this one own a whim from Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits in Boston. No idea this is 18%. Which by the way is the same alcohol content as my beloved Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Pour an inky dark with tan head that disappears quickly. Nose has, what?!? booze, roasted malt, soy sauce. Taste is intense. Booze, lots of malt, roasted and caramized, you get a bit of an alcohol mouth burn in the aftertaste with malts too of course. Why brew a beer at 18%? Because they can. Damn good reason.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Backlog. No label taken. Pours tar black. Nose/taste of port wine, strong alcohol soaked chocolate, vanilla, roast and coffee. Thick. Full body.
furthur (167) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour, black body, graham colored head. Aroma is raisin, roasty malt, booze. Taste is raisin, plum, molasses, palate is thick, moderate carbonation. Beer is quite sweet, how much barley did they use to get 18% and still leave thus much sugar?! Finish is at least a bit bitter. Booze is prominant. This pushes too sweet very close, just bitter enough to skirt that, barely.
Tantore (14) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really like this. The nose has chocolate, plums, bourbon and yeast. The palate is the star with a little bit of carbonation, oak, chocolate, vanilla and nothing out of place. Glides out of the palate like a pro. Delicious beer.
dfroms (234) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2005. Pours near black, no head. Aroma is prunes, bourbon, soy, black chocolate, cherry, oak, some complex brandy-like heat. Taste is impressively drinkable sweet bitter chocolate and bourbon. Coffee, prunes, oak. Tasty.
alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - pours jet black with thick tan head . Dark cocoa and dark fruit aroma . Taste brings coffee , cocoa , hints of oak , licorice and lots of warming alcohol . Outstanding .
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swesson (217) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Parry's. Wow. Big. Amazing stout. Poured out like 10w-30 thickness. Black as night. Thin, tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and full of stouty goodness. Tastes of caramel, espresso, and pure excellence. One of my favorite new stouts.
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fattybladdy (533) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 release. Black pour with highly fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and dark roasted malt with detectable booziness. Taste of chocolate and dark fruit followed by vanilla with a warming boozy finish. Pretty damn good.
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome. Pours pitch black with an an initial small head and zero lacing. nose is sweet syrup, molasses. Flavours show molasses, dark fruit, some roasted grain, some chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet, medium bitter. Creamy almost oily mouth with lively carbonation. Great beer.
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (2014) pours dark oily brown black with a finger of tan head. Nose is boozy dark fruits, raisin, bitter hershey bar. Taste is not quite as boozy as it smells, roasty bitter chocolately malts, dark fruits, plum, raisin. Finish is boozy, roasty sticky cocoa, nutty bitter chocolate, malty.