gendv138 (1191) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle (Batch 91) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours dark brownish black with absolutely zero head. Aromas of tart fruit, light smoke and tobacco. Tasting notes of tart fruit, light smoke, tobacco, very slight bit of dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel, no carbonation. I’ve had a bottle of Batch 89 before and that was much better. Smells/tastes like it might be slightly infected
KansaiBeerLvrs (1855) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Hair of the Dog mini-tasting. Served in a snifter. 10% It pours a dark brown with a minimal head. Lovely fruity, sherry like nose with a bunch of oak. Medium bodied, with a smooth barrel character that gives me smoke, hints of tobacco, cherry & fruits. Great stuff.
JBPortland (734) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (batch 91) pours completely flat dark brown. Another zero carb bottle from HotD...Nose is sweet dark fruits, fig, smokey, prune. Taste is big sweet dark fruits, sweet smokey malt, a little burnt rubber, dark bread. Finish is sweet syrupy dark fruit, earthy dark bread, some Sharpie permanent marker, smokey malt.
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle share thanks to TJ. Smoky and a little sweet. Quite complex. Words
sitzds (288) - - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured gently into hotel cup. Cola brown body with no head and great tan lacing. Aroma is caramel, nuts, molasses, dark fruits like plum and fig, anise, a touch of bakers chocolate. Taste initially borders on strong sweetness with chocolate, brown sugar, raisin, and maple syrup flavors. Light bitterness comes on the swallow with nutty and tobacco notes. Some smoke and band-aid flavors come late. Medium-full body, thick syrupy texture, virtually no carbonation, boozy sweet and tongue-coating finish.
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Chocolate that rounds out to smoky. I like the transition on the palate. This is 10%? Tried at tasting room. Solid.
auee92 (14) - Lawrenceville, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Boozy fruit, and lightly sweet
Appearance: No head ?!? Darkbrown, cloudy on the pour
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter
Palate: light body, thin oily slick mouthfeel, flat, astringent, finish
Overall: An odd, off-beat beer. The lack of head on a vigorous pour hints that something was not quite right with my sample. The aroma and taste was unique and sweet, indeed a desert beer if there ever was one!
Gerbeer (1723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a dark brown with light head.
Aromas of nutty chocolate and a bit of wet wool.
Flavors of leather, smoke and sweet candy.
Seabass1964 (28) - Paragould, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great Smokey flavor, very sweet. Good for dessert or after dinner. Zero carbonation and absolutely no head or lacing. Very fruity with a touch of molasses. Great sipping brew.