ICEatALAMO (1002) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma is dark fruit, sweet and boozy. The taste has a lot of plum in it, a nice sweetness to it. Has a lot of characteristics of an olde ale to me. Very solid beer.
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Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black, smells of dark fruit and alcohol. Very warming in the back end with a dark fruit/caramel front.
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an oily jet black in a snifter at home. Shared with Edgar. Small mocha head that didn’t last long. Strong aroma of coffee, cocoa nibs, and dark chocolates. Heavy malt presence. The taste is super dark chocolate, coffee bean, slight vanilla, booze and more booze. It had a little metallic taste to it and for some reason didn’t seem to balance well for me. Finish is booze and coffee. Medium to full body, mild carb. Not really for me.
Mark_Eck (804) - - JUL 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Pours black. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts and some alcohol. Taste is amazing with large sweetness followed my medium bitterness accompanied by warming alcohol.
JHeath99 (1170) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a deep dark opaque brown with w thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma has a heavy booze and oak hint. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, and booze.
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, 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 (8965) - , 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 (214) - 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 (15) - 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 (358) - 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.