joes (91) - Oirschot, - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown head (fast gone) on what looks an almost black beer. The aroma of a moist cellar, wooden casks, red fruit/red wine/porto and alcohol. Taste is rather sweet and reminds of porto, red fruit, wood, warming alcohol, resins and a little fruity wine-like sourness. To me this is more wine than beer. But nice anyway ....
allmyvinyl (7763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stuu666’s. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of cherry, fruit, wood, light funky note. Taste is sour cherry, oak, tobacco, leather. Clean finish.
cheap (4886) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2016
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Should I thank douglass for this WTF strong ale? I think it will destroy me by the time this session induced bottle will be complete. This is one big mah fah beer from the start. Pop the lid yields very little co2 pressure. Big black flat pour, so still, yet still alarming. Volatile uncivilized barley wine aroma, do not strike a match. Nulls yer olfactories. Doug lured me in by sending me many good tart beers and then I thot I was getting the same gentle well behave Flemish sour with this. Now I loook and se I am #501 for this freaking strong kick in the gonads beer, heheh. This brew is so flat and strong armed, that I’m worried I’ll get thru the night! I’ll be dancing in the dark after just 2 of these fine examples of overly sexed and overly alky strong american brews. Kicking and screaming this goes down the gullet, warming as it goes from top to bottom. Holly mackerel. Thick rich alky sensations kicking my freakin ass. Again, do not light a ligher, will be an ethy explosion, whew. Cannot accept, this is one kick ass brew, thick and flat, not a beer fer sure. Thick viscous over the top mind numbing beer, if it is, experience. So thick and flat, like used olde 50W harley oil mixed with ever clear and STP. Fermented chicken, manure and wheat BS mixed with cherry freakin stuff. I know ot what to think about this happy bullshit.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep Amber brown with no head. Amazeballs nose full of cherries, dark malt syrup, oak, loads of bourbon, a touch of maple, more syrupy bourbon, and more cherry. Great, full flavor with cherry tart, bourbon, oak, deep boozy syrup, and a sharpish cherry and boozy finish. Aroma is amazing but the flavor falls a little short.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 version thanks to buckeye boy. Pours dark brown, almost black with some amber around the edges. Almost zero head even as I pour it pretty aggressively.......bummer. Aroma is sweet cherries and dark fruit. Molasses and tobacco rises as it warms. It has a medium body that projects the cherry sweetness throughout that has a vinious finish. If this had carbonation, it would be special instead of very good.
androman (1289) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz shared bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is nearly black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is bourbon, cherry, flavor is cherry, molasses, red wine, chocolate, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is long lasting liqueuris medium sweet sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Quite heavy fruity dessert beer, doesn’t feel like I’m drinking beer, interesting though.
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle on 3.29.14. Thanks Adam.
Smell is oak and leather. Not the most appealing aroma.
I’m tasting cherries and bourbon, though. Tons of oak. That’s awesome. Super drinkable for a higher ABV beer.
nilsas (2846) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Frukter, vinaktig, rosin og kirsebær.
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: Rosin, vinaktig kirsebær.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Kaapse Brouwers Bottle Shop, Nydt@Beertasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@13,5%, Når@28.11.2015
Schaetzakowski (10) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer and most everything from Hair of the Dog. Nice cherry notes mix well with the fig and tobacco of the base beer. I got a bit of vanilla from the barrels. would rate it higher if there were some carbonation but didn’t really expect any.
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of whisky, vanilla, cherries and dark fruits, very intense. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, a bit tart. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009. Deep malt smell. Taste is deep malt with very mild smoke and wood. Full body, very low carbonation, and no foam.