NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Bottle at Monks many times. Pours a dark ruby brown. No head just a playful foam. Deep, thick and wonderful. Liquid raisins. Molasses. Bourbon barrel flavors. Melts on the tongue and slides down the throat. Despite the rich thickness it finishes perfectly smooth. Perfection. Warm caramel apple. Vanilla bourbon. Smooth like a well aged whisky. My favorite brew out of Dogfish Head. Not scared to give it one of my highest ratings. Tremendous!
Luvystypotables (835) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense aroma of grapes, fruit, alcohol with a hint of malt. Cloudy copper color without much head or carbonation. Smooth taste of grapes, medium body with a sweet alcohol finish.
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red mahogany with beige lacing and no head. Aroma of gardenia and alcohol. Raisin, caramel, and alcohol taste. Not a bad winter beer, maybe better after cellaring.
ElCapitan22 (163) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice reddish mahogany color with nice lacing and creamy head. Smells of alcohol and is quite floral, gardenia to be specific. Tastes smooth and buttery and of raisins. A very nice beer.
KornDogg (539) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Candied malt, chocolate raisin aroma. Dark brown black, slight amber body with thin lasting head. Flavor begins with heavy plum quickly followed by chocolatey malts. Bitter chocolate finish.
UXO (471) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky medium brown with a short, short-lived light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy raisins and other dark fruit, hot alcohol. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitterness, strong alcohol. (8/10) Full body, low carbonation, slick and boozy finish. (4/5)
A bit… “enthusiastic”. Might benefit from some cellaring to blend and mellow the flavours and the still-moderate harshness of the very high ABV. Sweet without being cloying, and with an interesting richness and depth of flavour. Not without its attractions, and very drinkable, but a bit of a velvet-covered hammer to the head. (15/20)
boozedude (2096) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wowsers! ...taste and arona is potent joy...hhhhhhbbhcjcjcjchchvhchchchchchchchchchchchc
Matt_Foran (67) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very strong on the nose, with strong malt character. Taste more malts and dark fruits on the first taste. The alcohol catches up at the end. Very nice!
airrick2003 (565) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that is soapy and dissipates quickly, the beer is a very nice dark maroon color, clear
Aroma: plum, raisin, kind of faint
Taste: very strong plum, strong caramel malt flavor, raisin, bitter throughout as well, cherry,
Palate: heavy mouthfeel, almost a cough syrup aftertaste, average carbonation, warmth
Overall: holy cow this is a strong flavor beer, the malt and raisins make it hard to drink, very bitter as well, very in your face beer that’s pretty hard to drink
Bebum (358) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown, clear.
Full body, medium in flavor, excessively alcoholic, silky texrureas expected from the abv. , avg finish.
Sweet but not cloying, good acidity.
Dried fruit, simple flavors, alcohol.
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closey22 (1021) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby copper with rimming beige head; aroma of paint chemicals with a sweet notes of honey,raisin, and cherry; Flava is sweet cherry honeyish; feels thick yet fizzy; finishes tangy sweet with notes of maple syrup