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.
maddmatt639 (224) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great retention and light lacing. HUGE HEAD!!! Smells of molasses, tobacco and licorice. Tastes of ash, smoke, molasses and licorice. Long smoky finish.
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SSSteve (3751) - - MAR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 5/09. thanks again wes. clear brown ruby with a small beige head. big aroma of a leather jacket and mild smoke with tobacco and hints of ash. flavor is ashy with heavy leather. some earthy dirt and dark fruity notes peek through later. pretty dry with a medium body. the perfect amount of smoked malt.
cards04 (1709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice beer. Don’t like a lot of smokey beers but this one is well done. Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Aromas are smoked meat and hints of apple and dark fruit. Flavors are smoke, bubblegum, roasted malt, and tangy grape finish. Good stuff.
andyhwcinc (1433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Wally’s in Los Angeles, CA; enjoyed while watching True Detective. Appearance is very dark and murky with no head. Aroma is pretty complex, notes of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, definitely like a fruitcake. Taste is real potent, lots of sugar and sweetness, figs, molasses, fruits, raisins, odd mouthfeel, but overall pretty good.
Experiment_Ale (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 At my place on a Friday at 5:20. Pours milkshake brown with frothy head hat stays. Aroma is caramel earthy hops, musky. Taste is caramel hops, fizzy barleywine, earthy malt. Finish is medium to long and nice, ends kinda clean. 3.8
1994 bottle At Hair of the Dog with Taylor, Stephen, Dina, and Rob. Pours dark dark maroon some head that goes away. Aroma is musky figs, woody, some soft cardboard, hint if maple. Taste is neutral and even, everything has mellowed out, soft fluffy figs, smooth alcohol that cone through in a nice raison burn, dark cherries, almost no oxidation. Very interesting drink, I drank it side by side with the 2013 and the sweetness and rough edges have faded. 3.9
Michbeerlover (140) - - 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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S_Side_Smitty (444) - 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.
seth_lfod (325) - 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 (329) - 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.