fcjack1 (122) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Black with tan head. Scent is booze, dark fruits and a little chocolate. Taste is super boozy. A little rich chocolate. Alcohol lingers. Will be much better about a year from now.
UDBeernut (1625) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle pours black passes some light. Molasses, coffe, light nut. Very different than the chocolate malt bombs. Light body, no hint of the high abv
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in 2010
Aroma - the nose contains a complex myriad of items: alcohol, roast, espresso, licorice, tobacco, and peat.
Appearance - body color is black; the liquid is opaque; the head is beige and starts about 1/2", it quickly fades and rings out
Taste - a lot going on in this complex brew ~ the overall flavor profile is filled with a lot of alcohol. Within, this brew has notes of dark roast, alcohol, tobacco, vinous dark fruit, some very rich espresso, peat, some very muscular barley, a touch of fig, licorice, and even deeper properties.
Palate - body is medium, but approaching full; the texture is sticky, slick, thick, and oily all at once; the carbonation is average, but more toward soft; the finish is very bodacious the alcohol coats the front teeth, and evaporates around the gums. It has a slight tingly burn that warms the body, but also the mouth. Very rocking on the ABV here.
This is one bodacious brew! Respect it.
olr1984 (1048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a small tan head. big chocolate and roasted malt aroma. taste is the same
rcasta (830) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
soften my malt balls... demasiada azucar y sabe a jugo de caña
ya la cagan
Crickbob (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2004 acquired from the brewery stash. A creamy stout that although has a high AVB it doesn't present a boozy taste on palate. One of the best stouts I've ever had.
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wlajwl (3771) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is dry dark malts and a slightly strange fruitiness. The flavor is dark malts, toffee, chocolate, slight heat, dark fruit, the kitchen sink, etc. Cleans up probably the best ever.
stoutnick (454) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen, NYC. Black with tan head. Aroma is roast. Taste is very sweet ; extreme alcohol comes through in the oily saccharine flavour. Nice but sweetness really takes over. Not super balanced, but then what can be at this alcohol strength. As it warms, sweetness and roast flavours interplay well. Finish is not sticky surprisingly, malt bitterness. Overall, not enough going on here outside the crazy booze.
anthony850 (243) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle 2010. hearty Tasting beer more like a port instead of stout I'll try the 2008 next.
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vlan1 (190) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Motor oil black with no head. Aroma of roast coffee and alcohol. Taste of roasty coffee and toast with molasses. Alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste. Totally lives up to the hype.