DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a mug. Big thanks to Khazadum for this. A brown ale at 12%, move over DFH!
5.0 A: Clear light to medium brown color. Two and a half fingers of tan, surprisingly creamy (with a frothy component as well) head. Above average retention, which at 12%, is impressive and a thick ring of lacing. Really beautiful.
4.0 S: Dry roasted nuts is the dominant aroma. Formitable toastiness next with a touch of toffee, a lesser touch of coffee. Caramel and chocolate come out as it warms up. Absolutely no signs of alcohol.
3.5 T: The alcohol not found in the nose is certainly found in the taste. Itís not overly boozy for 12%, just surprisingly so given its lack of presence in the aroma. Toffee is strongest flavor, followed by caramel, coffee, nuts, and chocolate. Not bad, just not as good as the nose.
5.0 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Super creamy and wonderful. A bit of warming booze on finsih. Very nice here.
4.0 D: Itís a good beer, but suffers a bit from the booziness in the taste. I think this might need some aging for it to be really good. The mouthfeel is awesome, as is the appearance. A lot of good qualities in this beer, just a little too hot for my liking. P.S. I donít know if itís the booze or the beer, but this gets better as you drink it!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-30-2010 04:22:40
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed deep brown body and a quick to fade head. Aromas of alcohol, a huge brown sugar note, bitter, sweet, raisins, and cedar. Flavors of alcohol, bitter and ashy, caramel and very boozy. Lively mouthfeel for such a big beer.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, toffee, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, raisins, burnt grain, chocolate, nuts, toffee, raisins, and grass.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this half full on the tasting table before the sexual chocolate release. Dark cola brown colored pour with a few bubbles and a rim around the glass for a head. Aroma of nutella, chocolate, peanut butter. A bit of roast, caramel and toffee. A hint of maple syrup. Flavor is strong with bitter roast up front. The healthy dose of aromatic malts were not enough to make me seek this one out again.
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks Ben. Dark jammy dried fruit, raisins, leather, touch of tobacco, good amount of residual sugar. Tight carbonation, decent body feel...not overly thick. Sweet figgy flavors up front, tobacco and leather, brown sugar, drier in the finish and the 12% is pretty well hidden.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks ben! christmas cookie. brown sugar, ginger snap. mousey mahogany. sharp alcohol, leathery and some raspberry.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of strongly roasted malts some darker fruit notes, earthy hops, toasted nuts. A seriously robust brown ale nose without too much sweeetness, alcohol is present but adds nicely to the aroma. Pours brown with nice reddish underlying notes. Not much head or lace. Sweet with roast, chocolate, residual sugar, some fruity sweetness, dry roasty finish. Nice hop bitterness - earthy light fruit. Balanced with only light alcohol for 12percent. I like it.
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Roasted malt, light chocolate, and abv. Sweet malt with very light chocolate and abv. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice.
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Sweet bourbon and cinnamon nose, flavor is malty warm and meaty.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours brown with a tan head. Nutty and alcohol nose. Medium bodied, with a slight oily texture. Flavor of cocoa and nutty malts, countered by some moderate herbal and spicy hops. Dry and warming finish, with some tannins peeking through. Brown ale on mega steroids. A sipper for sure, but lacks a wow factor.