JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 This beer poured somewhat thinner than I expected and had absolutely zero head which I was dissapointed with. It was slightly carbonated at first, just enough, and stayed consistant throughout. The aromas of chocolate, raisins, and roasted nuts were quite nice. The flavor was good, but I didn’t think it was as balanced as it could have been. There was an overlying sweetness that I didn’t exactly agree with, as it was actually cloying at times. The flavors though were very complex and delicious otherwise. The alcohol was definitley hidden well, for 18%. A sipping stout for sure.
weihenweizen (1819) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown 2008 bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma is sweet dark roast, medium body, low carbonation, slightly syrupy texture, and small bubble lacing. Taste is sweet roasted malt, molasses, and some chocolate.
AWISLguy (1372) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Steve’s in Fitchburg. 12/11/2013 bottle date, cellar aged 4 months. Pours cola colored with a tan head leaving streaky lacing. Aroma has rich roast, rum raisin, some grape and some molasses with a touch of chocolate. Taste is of initially soy sauce, chocolate, caramel, some teriyaki, definite alcohol, and some roast. Strong tangy alcohol presence. Rich, somewhat roasty, and alcoholly, with a tang of spices. Full bodied. Finishes tangy sweet, with some bitterness, but with alcohol. Take 7% out and the brew misses nothing, but stops the detraction the alcohol causes. 14.4
mstrcrwly (317) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dated 1/25/14 poured into a snifter..black as night with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,licorice,roasted nuts..thick,dry taste..alcohol definitely present but not overwhelming..finishes warm and boozy..excellent.
Barrelbelly (646) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, small head. Chocolate, coffee aroma. Taste coffee, chocolate, high alcohol and whisky like finish. Great complexity.
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6y old bottle. Pitch black in the glass good head. A bit hard to smell, but a nice balanced sweet bitter tast. Roasted malts and chocolate. Like it. While warming the alcohol gets more in front.
Danyel (1045) - Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, roasty, rich, very hot, lots of vanilla. Taste is rich, smokey, vanilla, very hot, full bodied, rich. Very good.
sherm1016 (1170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, 2008 vintage, purchased ca. 2010, don’t remember where. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, licorice, coffee, chocolate. Heavy on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, toasty, coffee, licorice, raisin, a little boozy, maybe a hint of red wine, with a sweet, raisin finish. Still a little hot after 6 years, but still very nice.
Niko100 (2033) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, rich dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, & alcohol; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums), raisons, spice, and alcohol; Warm booze finish; Pretty complex; Overall, the alcohol can be a bit much at times - but still a very good brew.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark black dark brown head, big rich thick head. Aroma of french roast coffee....smelled like inside of a great coffe shop. The flavor is superb. Rich thick cocoa and coffee roast. This beer is very big and rch with an alcohol warmth balalnce GREAT
dlbeer (824) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a little bit of tan head. Smells like a boozy sweet stout. Very complex flavor with chocolate, raisins, coffee and alcohol.
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