scooter520 (185) - - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Way too sweet and too much dumped into one bucket. It's the caramel, toffee, saccharin, chocolate, whiskey and bourbon, and a few other flavors that just make this a jumbled mess of sweetness.
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keanex (1229) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 650ml bottle into a snifter, batch 1, bottled 3-6-2012.
A: Iím a sucker for a black body and a dense tan head in my snifter, this gets a perfect mark from me.
S: Well this is interesting, the beer smells very much like a sour cherry beer with some mild vinegar and chocolate. Some oak, bourbon, leather, rye and vanilla show up, but this smells like a sour cherry wild ale from my limited experiences with them. Did they use Brett? Still I really like this, itís interesting as heck and I want to smell it all night.
T: Itís very hard to describe the intro and mid-taste Iím picking up mildly sweet blend of a lot of flavors, some rye, chocolate, vanilla, but the finish is what comes in strong and itís a mildly sour/vinegar of pomegranate. I like this but I feel the 650ml might be too much to drink solo.
M: Thick and velvety, this is heavy on the tongue it feels fuzzy and warm.
O: This is a very odd beer, but I really like it. Itís definitely a very polarizing beer though and many buying it will hate it. When I bought it I was expecting a very strong whiskey and oak profile to this, I was mistaken. Iím not sure if I would buy this again, but itís worth buying to try!
wlajwl (3479) - 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.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a cream head. Nose is earth, liightly sour, and grainy. Easy palate, funky, roasted malts, smooth finish
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) dark brown, sparse head, nose/taste of dates, mildly funky, saccharin, and some other odd flavors. Fairly rich. Just ok.
rangerred (841) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bomber into a snifter.
Pours a completely opaque dark brown with a tiny head that quickly dissipates
Aroma of dark fruits and a little bit of pine. I donít really pick up too much of the bourbon/whiskey aging.
The flavor is immensely sweet right off the bat. Some roasted malt, cough syrup, dark fruit and some tartness. A tiny bit of bourbon but not much. Alcohol is detectable through the nose. Mouthfeel is very heavy and sticky.
Overall, a really bad beer in my opinion. Like drinking overly sweet cough syrup. I really could only drink a couple ounces of this. Above and beyond cloying. There is just way too much going on in this beer and it is beyond sweet. I was really expecting a lot more.
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.
Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is an extremely version of a strong beer with high fruit notes. the malts and flavors are all fruits, including raisins, prunes, dates, watermelons and many others. the hops are strong but not the dominate flavor. it smooth s at the end. this a 10% beer, drink very slowly.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is funky with dark fruit and hops. The appearance is dark red brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall an interesting brew but not too good.
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 6/2/12 (Binnyís Downers Grove)-39į in Snifter-Pours a very dark brown almost balck with a nice two finger tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, bourbon, malt, cherries, and some hops. Taste of sweetness, dried fruit, caramel, toffee, slight bourbon, and some funk. This full bodied brew is full of flavors and another IMO awesome brew from Shmaltz.