S_Side_Smitty (426) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a one-finger dark tan head. Aroma is super rich molasses, heavy malts, fig paste, & port wine (noticeable alcohol). Taste is off the charts. Dried black figs & molasses up front, really heavy mouthfeel, and smooth chocolate malts for a decadent finish. Absolutely beautiful!
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THOUGHTS: Wow. Almost too many flavors and aroma going on at first. This might have been the most complex thing (not just beer) I ever tasted. This beer was worth a thousand flavors. Hid alcohol incredibly well. I’d love to age some of this for a long time. You’d think all the flavors in the blend would blend together, but this really tasted like you were tasting at least six different beers.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a small, beige head that kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel, chocolate, chocolate syrup; hints of coffee; light citrus hops; grape; raisin; prune; dark and sour cherries; port; wood; butterscotch; slight vanilla; a little bourbon and whiskey; and other dark fruit. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly sour; while the finish was heavily sweet; moderately sour; lightly acidic; and slightly bitter with and average to long duration. There was bourbon, caramel, sour fruit, whiskey, rye, chocolate, coffee, citrus hops, sour rye, vanilla, a little roasted malt, prunes, raisin, dark sour cherry, toffee, butterscotch, and a little wood. The full body was creamy and then a little oily with soft carbonation and a slightly astringent and alcoholic finish.
WildcardZone (7) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful Jewbelation and another grand slam for my love of heavy, complex beers!
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wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is fruit and very tart, similar to a lambic. The flavor is fruit, mild sweetness, malts and an alcoholic/warm finish.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can beers get more complicated than this? The Hebrewers are constantly trying to push that envelope... Still, it paid off. A nice blend that manages to present most of the best characteristics of its many ingredients, inc. the funkiness and rye in particular.
doublebock (496) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with tan head. Malty aroma of whiskey and oak. Has an unexpectedly and outstanding sour flavor yet its also got the sweet molasses, dark fruit and toffee of a bourbon aged barley wine. Awesome and very unique flavor profile
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cranberry-like aroma. Nice strong alchohol flavor. Finishes a little too sour in my opinion.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. The beer pours to a dark brown body with a dark tan head. Aromas of sweet sugary bourbon and rye casks, toffee, and caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty. Extreme balance. Sugars are nice to help counter the alcohol content. Super full body. Rich and coating. Alcohol was there but balanced. Rich and delicious.
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is wood, molasses, alcohol and chocolate.
Well, the taste is outstanding. It’s amazing that this is a blend of six barrel aged ales and that it tastes this good. Where to begin? There are bits of every one of the six beers in this one beer and they all play together nicely.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
madmitch76 (14287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7th November 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Smooth bourbon with no real heat or spice, quite fruity and well barrel rounded. A little rye tang in there. Smooth barrel wood and vanilla. Malt cream and a whisper of caramel. It’s all very fresh and fruity and vibrant which makes is very easy drinking indeed. A joy!