rougeau13 (1590) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert. Please God...make them sell this stuff in Texas... Almost black with a somewhat short-lived soapy beige head. Scattered lacing. Aroma of roast, raisins, light alcohol, wood, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The taste is decadent. Super rich and roasty, sweet and fruity, chocolaty, a little boozy, and a little bitter at the finish. Full bodied, smooth and creamy, a touch tingly on the tongue and dry. I love it! Awesome send Craig. Thanks again!
Miked1687 (208) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 vintage Poured into a snifter. 200th review. Dark used oil brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Medium lacing. Aroma is huge booze, chocolate, Sweet dark fruits. Taste is sweet, tangy, brownie chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee finish. The booze Aroma and taste is almost a soy sauce flavor. That must be from all of the barley and high abv. Medium thickness, still medium carbonation after a few years aging. Good stuff, I?ll try my other 2010 in another 2 years maybe.
AKThunder (152) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stout is a mixture of chocolate, cherries, dates, with a smoked taste, this stout is for anyone who loves full flavored beers that fill you up like a three course meal. Thank you Dogfish Head.
jrodooo5 (489) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm. One of the great ones!. It has a standard stout pour - very dark with a thin white head that doesn’t leave much lacing. The aroma is primarily boozey with some sweet licorice notes. The taste is semi-sweet toffee like without any bitterness. It’s malty goodness & rather smooth at 18%. Absolutely phenomenal! So good I used it for my wedding toast instead of the traditional champagne! Beautiful man!
charule (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Doublewide Grill. Poured black wide minimal head. Aroma of brandy and booze. Very spiced booze flavor.
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artmcd8 (640) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
All on tap at double wide grill. Drank 4/25/13.
2008: Aroma of alcohol. Pours a dark black with no head. Silky smooth and oily. Slight amount of heat but very tasty.
2009: More alcohol in the aroma than the 2008. Same pour, more heat. Still smooth.
2010: Even more alcohol aroma. Surprisingly less heat. Still silky smooth.
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esquetee (4) - Bend, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This beer will knock you out. Incredible aroma, beautiful dark brown lacing and fantastic flavor.
Cbuk1013 (55) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 2008. Pours black with brown head. Little lacing. Smells of licorice, chocolate and malt. Tastes of caramel with hints of chocolate. Intense barley heat on the backend. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Roasty taste on the palette. A sneaky amount of alcohol. Overall a complex intense stout.
EpicALE (4) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very strong dark stout. Although high AVB, the flavor is not compromised. Bold taste.
kilbaner06 (11) - - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 2012, an aroma of alcohol with a very subdued taste,a thick mouth feel and a very strong after taste of alcohol
BlackIPA (706) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12ozbottle from Hegedorns. Pours a inky black, looks a little thinner than I thought it would be. Strong aromas of rubbing alcohol, roast. Coffee is absent from the nose. Taste is very boozy, cloying. Very hot. Not my favorite.