ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a one finger dark tan head. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, toasted malts, and vanilla. Tastes of dark fruits with some light caramel and brown sugar notes upfront. Some vanilla, chocolate, roasty malts, and cocoa powder follow. Slightly bitter roasted coffee in the finish. Plenty of warming alcohol was present throughout. Medium bodied and somewhat sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
conway (570) - - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. A big beer. Overly sweet and unfocused.
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Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was pretty complex. A start of coffee with a creamy sweet flavor in between and a slightly dark bitter finish
sloth (2240) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin tan head, fair retention, sticky lace. Almost black, ruby hued ale. Nose of soy first, lil roast, chocolate and grains. Body is fully medium, lil oily with a soft carbonation. Some cherry chocolate cough medicine flavors goin on with a big ass alcohol kick to boot. This would be better than most cough medicines but it aint cough medicine, sooooo. Fuck it. Bitch is tough. Bomber from statelineliquors.
drfabulous (2946) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Michelle. Dark body with creamy chocolate milk meets cherry (fruit esters). Some prune. Slight barley wine aroma.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and opaque with a thin ring of head. The aroma is oaky cocoa, roasted malt and black licorice. The taste is fruity malt and rich toasted malt. Barleywine and Russian imp stout are my two favorite styles and they compliment each other quite well here.
Arayaga2 (1622) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky brown/black with a cm of camel-colored head. Aroma is chocolate, fig, and light coffee. Taste is the same, and rich and sweet, with the prominent minerality of well-water from my childhood, and some autolyzed yeast components, which mingle with acrid roast notes. $10/22oz
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, pours a black shade with barely any head, small amount of lacing Aromas and flavor is ultra buttery oak, toffee, hops, and some bitter grains, roasted malts, chalk, vanilla, cereal, and other smooth notes. Maybe my favorite of the lineup Duclaw brought. Makes sense since devils milk is my all time fave from them.
Nickls (1654) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Murky mahogany pour with a light tan head. Sweetish prunes come in first for the aroma, followed with touches of chocolate, coffee, some citus hops, and toffee. Flavor is quite similar, but leans a little too sweet, again pruney, toffee, some slight hops, dark fruit finish. Thicker firm body.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours opaque near black with ring of decent light brown head. Nose of roast and chocolate and slight coffee. Flavor is more imperial stout than barley wine. Roast chocolate with chocolate covered black cherries and other stone fruits with an expresso finish. Velvety chewy body with some alcohol warming, but surprisingly smooth and easy drinking. This was quite nice.