wildcatIPA (4) - Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 edition is excellent. poors a fine head, but the aroma is absolutely entincing. the malts are complex and full - i look forward to cellaring this for a few years to see how it develops.
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Doesn’t hide the alcohol at all. A powerful beer all around. Strong malt and hop taste with notes of chocolate and barley blended. Overall a very good beer.
JimmyBoy74 (72) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 cl systembolaget. Svart mörk färg. Mycket Doft av choklad, kaffe och bröd. Smakar brödigt med inslag av citrus.
deaconmike (293) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at taco Mac. Awesome beer with super malty taste. Very sweet followed by Founders hop awesomeness
Weezel (67) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Aroma has changed and is picking up more coffee and chocolate notes. The sweet port aromas of the new bottle have been erased. The taste is very similar. The new bottles have a quick hit of alcohol and some port, sticky malt and grape flavors, but this has totally mellowed out and drinks very smooth. Awesome after a couple of years in the cellar.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is red with copper tone and a thin beige head. Nose is a bit green, strong messy malt and some malt sweetness. Not overly strong nose with a hint of booze. Taste is more green, malts are a bit unorganized with sweetness battling toasted almond. Booze in the finish with a medium to full body and lots of carbonation making it feel a bit thin in The finish.
Duhast500 (369) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz.bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark maroon with a finger of foamy off-white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.
The smell is roasty and is slightly mixed with a burnt matchstick aroma with some malty sweetness that is there in the background.
The taste is also a bit roasty with some bready toasted malt flavor. There is a creamy flavor that take coats the pallet in sweet malts. There is some earthy goodness that makes this beer an interesting winter type beer.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is smooth going down but does have some interesting creamy feel to each sip.
Serving type: bottle
johnnymusky (52) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer...i liked the flavor...different but enjoyable...i don’t taste the wood flavor like some other comments...but yes to caramel and coffee...better at room temperature....a great beer to have with steak...but just a couple ....its 8.7 will get ya.
OsuStu (11) - - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a pencil thin sandy head. Caramel and nutty aroma. Robust malt, rich flavor. Smooth but full-bodied. Mildly hoppy. Buttery and bitter aftertaste.
drsordr (829) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft brownish copper. Nose chocolate and sweet malt. Mild roast. Taste earthy malt, toffee, some alcohol, slightly boozy. Finish astringent bitterness.
Jimsal27 (148) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark brown with aroma of malt, coffee. Taste was hard to place. Sweet yet bitter. Molasses, vanilla oak. Bitter finish. Was expecting something curmudgeon like. No where near it. Not really for me.