djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, butcher and the boar. Dark red brown, mocha head. Nose is funky, caramel roasted malt, rich. Taste is boozy, big malts, cereal sweetness.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with Illinismitty. Pours a moderately clear brown colow with no head or lacing to speak of. Aroma is medicinal with pineapple like sweetness notes. Flavor is sweet and full of bananas, almost has a medicinal like flavor to match the aroma. Coating and sticky/sweet on the palate. Kind of a let down for me but i’d like to try another bottle and re-rate.
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy perfume resin hops mixed with a little butterscotch. Also taste a little bourbon. Small fizzy off white head that has virtually no lacing. Medium amber body. Slightly bitter with a little sour milk in the finish. Extremely long duration. Full bodied with an oily texture. Lightly astringent with soft carbonation.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Poured a dark copper, clear. Vanilla, brandy, warm alcohol. Malty flavor. Very smooth with a syrupy mouthfeel.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full bodied, nice sweetness that I assume came from the molasses, great beer overall
thefederalist (279) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is woody and sweet. Flavor is of alcohol, malt and bread. Surprisingly drinkable for this gravity, though I would like a little bit more of the mineraly character.
mickut (274) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Palate is thick. Aromas have raisins, pine, port.
graham_murphy (273) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite dry and sweet - caramel, biscuit and raisins from the malt. What stands out is certainly the ease with which it goes down given its strength. I’ve had plenty of imperial stouts at this ABV and you feel them in your throat. This is subtle!
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a light red with a small off white head. aroma of oak malt and alcohol. taste is much of the same with a stronger malt prescence. I know that was spelled wrong. damn fine beer. Kind of drunk though.
M82 (267) - Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 04/13/12; Vibrant amber to copper pour with a smallish, late forming very light khaki head leaving ecclectic spotted lace; light fruit, oak, and alcohol notes dance over pudding, toffee, and marshmallow, some toast, light smooth leather, and charred oak are introduced in the taste and finish out the medium, somewhat creamy ml mouth, soft heat; complex, yet restrained and welcoming