WillRunForBeer (423) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from batch 89 thanks to GT2. Pours thick dark brown with a nice sticky white head that coats the glass. This beer smells amazing. Molasses, dark cherries, raisins, cocoa. Taste is a lot like it smells, this is very smooth, with raisin and molasses up front, a bit of dark cherry in the middle and chocolate bitterness in the finish. Excellent!
fitwitchik (179) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter a darkest of brown black with minimal head.
Aroma is dark fruit cocoa.
Flavor is best not too cold. Let this one rest a bit...avoids the Band-Aid assault. Definitely get a lo of molasses sweetness here, raisins, cherries. Nice light smoked finish but definitely there. Smokiness not overbearing-- the way it should be.
Nice balance and a truly delicious brew. Well worth the invest to get this baby shipped to me.
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very flavorful. Bold aromas and tastes of dark fruit, molasses. Slightly bitter. Been waiting a long time to try this. Was slightly unimpressed. But it was a solid beer.
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz split 3 ways. dark brown pour with a big ole khaki head. Smell is smoke, leather. Taste is straight leather, smoke, sausage, dry chocolate, and some dark fruit. Gets better as the glass warms. Slightly sweet, not my favorite style, but well crafted.
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very solid beer. Big in every sense of the word. Boozy, raisins and chocolate throughout.
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Batch 88 poured dark hue with nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, leather, tobacco, molasses, smoke, prunes. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and great carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout without bring overly cloying. Slight astringent bitterness in the following and a nice compliment if ethanol and CO2 bite in the finish. Overall this is one of the best brews that I’ve had the opportunity to drink. Absolutely fantastic!
Ataraxia (304) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark ruby mahogany color, almost opaque, with cappuccino lacing. Leather, tobacco, molasses, weather-stained wood, smoke, herbal, and dried dark fruit. Complex and well balanced sweetness gives way to gentle tannin bitterness. Full-bodied but not too heavy, smooth, lightly carbonated, and a mild to moderate booziness in the pleasant finish.
Michbeerlover (136) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 91. I was really looking forward to this one. Ordered it on line. Can't get HOD beers in Michigan. Maybe, I was expecting too much, but I was quite disappointed. Aroma is nice, but the taste and palate is lacking. Mouthfeel is medium, but with zero carbonation, totally flat. Taste is some dark fruit, but I get a strange, dusty dryness in the throat. Hopefully, Fred is much better. Ordered one if those as well. I think there was something wrong with my bottle of Adam.
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thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with slight head. Batch 74 from "way back". Taste is chocolate, marshmallow and some tobacco. Not my favorite but a nice big beer.
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium light tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruits - almost like fruitcake. After a swirl, molasses and chocolate come out in the aroma. Taste is really smooth with black mission fig and creamy cocoa going to a slightly smokey mid palate. A roasty bitterness creeps in for the finish.