stumpyiliz (135) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle gratuous of sloth, cheers. A big beer. I’ve had colossus, but never retribution. This blend is amazing. Bold bourbon nosed with a big mouthfeel and long lasting finish. I couldn’t be asking for much better than this. Notes of toffee vanilla and dry oak bourbon finish off the palate. The alcohol is present and boozy but I like it a lot with this style. Sort of feel humbled to be drinking bottle# 50 out of 168.
bigguns22 (400) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 91 of 168. Aroma is full of raisins,alcohol,chocolate and fig. Full flavor and sweet like candied raises. A very unique beer that has some mushroom notes and like retribution a great desert beer.
MadRobin (997) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD
Opaque, black-brown with thin tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, dark roasted malt and chocolate.
Taste of molasses, toffee, caramel, vanilla, sweet roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, oak and bourbon.
Full body and low carbonation.
Rich, full, dark and sweet. Delicious, but maybe too sweet and malty. Plenty of bourbon barrel though.
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Gearz (15) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice taste. Lots of alcohol on the front with sweet after taste.
The Colussus overpowers the retribution a little but good none the less.
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crossovert (4560) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good one here. YEah it is rare but not only that counts. This one has plenty of bourbon.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle number 83/168 thanks to hophead22. Pours with a deep brown body with nearly no head. Aromas are huge, fusel, dark fruits, belgiany yeast, esters and peppery phenols, lots of alcohol, caramel, sweet. Flavors are sweet, boozy and dominated by what seems to be a belgian strain. Dates, stewed figs, raisins, dark fruits, chocolate, barrel, brandy. Thick and syrupy on the mouth, warming, light carbonation. Seems like the Colossus dominated this one.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Gabe, bottle #83 of 168. Thick blackness with a beige head. Big and boozy, more vanilla and chocolate, really sweet. Real sweet flavor as well, lots of vanilla and brown sugar. (2289)
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle (#56 of 168): Complex aroma of malt, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, a hint of coconut, tannins, tobacco, and a hint of vinegar. Poured very very dark brown in color with a small, loose, brown head that quickly disappeared, except for around the edges. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and complex. Tastes of malt, Bourbon, oak, light chocolate, vanilla, barrel, toffee, a hint of coffee, and a hint of tobacco. Medium body. Thinsh, oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, light chocolate, slight coconut, slight coffee, slight tobacco, barrel finish is heavily sweet. 15.5%ABV is completely, dangerously, hidden throughout.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a snifter.
Pours near-black with a thin mocha head that quickly turns into a collar. The nose carries some strong bourbon notes plus heavy chocolate and a bit of roast. Really strong barrel notes. A bit of vanilla and oak. The flavor is really quite strong and it surprisingly isn’t all THAT boozy considering the ABV. Nice bourbon character throughout. Quite good; I’d have this again for sure.