sitzds (243) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at alehouse poured into snifter. Deep opaque black with a thin tan ring at the rim of the glass and a little oil slick in middle. Columns of tiny bubbles climb the side to maintain the head. Aroma is tons of roasted malt, carpet cleaner, raisins, and port. Taste is strong alcohol, charcoal, wood, vanilla, roast malts, raisin, and a sugary finish as it warms. Full bodied, creamy, slightly viscous texture, low but prickly carbonation, sweet and warming finish.
AHSlowhand (32) - - JAN 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
N: Dark Fruit, Cherries, smells so sweet.
A: Very dark amber, a small bit of light licking around the edges.
T: Chocolate up front. Roasty malts, super ripe dark dark fruit. Nice medium bitterness. Booze comes through very strong at the end. Nice warmth all the way down.
P: Quite effervescent for such a strong stout. Right up my alley.
World wide, world class!!!
beersighted (42) - - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with caramel brown head. Brewed with heaps and heaps of barley, which embellishes the alcohol content. Very, very boozy which could be hard to drink at first but the flavor smooths out nicely and becomes quite enjoyable as this stout warms. Rich caramel undertones coat the pallet and make this beer in adventure to drink.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Charlottesville. Deep brown pour with a medium tight tan head. Not the most outgoing set of aromas. Roasted oats. Rich toffee. A bit of hot raisin cake and baked apple. The taste is punctuated by nicely tangy dark fruit accents. More raisin and apple. A bit of licorice. More rich caramel and roasted malts. Light cocoa. Definitely a bit hot. Full, oily body. A real sipper. Overall, interesting fruit flavors.
Dan269605 (202) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not quite black, very deep brown with crimson hues. Big aromas of sweet malt, semi-sweet chocolate, alcohol notes, some wood, leather, tobacco, dark fruits like cherries and blackberries. The taste is just like the nose but bigger, more of everything, nice warming alcohol feeling in the throat after swallowing that linger and lingers. This drinks surprisingly well and easily for 18%. Pricey, but great stuff.
akoeninger (321) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and tan head. Aroma of dark, dark fruit, rum and coffee. Taste is very complex again with plum, bourbon, barley and toffee. Nice long burn on the way down.
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574deadzone (844) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage. Thanks to the Beer Nut (not to be confused with the salty snack). Pours pitch black with a thinner khaki head that even left some soapy lace on a plastic cup (don’t cry). Intense nose of heavy roast, lots of dark fruitiness invoking raisin, prune, black currant, and some smokiness. Very sweet flavor with some bitterness and a bit of tartness. Not super heavy bodied considering, but definitely oily and viscous, still hot with alcohol, finishing lengthy and with substantial tartness. Good beer, definitely drinks like a liqueur at that strength. Fun to try. My guess is this could sit for 8-10 years easily, though 12 might be pushing it (haha what do I know?).
tylerafox (1) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this beer is great! I’ve heard great things, and since having the DFH 120 Minute, I couldn’t wait to try this one! It doesn’t disappoint. Appearance is a dark brown brown color, with a cherry red/brown head. Great dark fruit and alcohol aroma and flavors. So much going on, it’s amazing. Overall it’s just great. I’m at a loss of words.
78samh (55) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa! What a rich brew! Great coffee, roated barley and wood flavors. I can tell this is High ABV but not 18%. Nice burn at the end. Great stout!
Nyzuma (1) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Initial aroma picks up some of the high alcohol content. Taste is very smooth and sweet with a very slight alcohol after taste. Very nice full body and medium colored head. This beer after a couple of years in the cellar should be absolutely fantastic.