illidurit (1965) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog purge. On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Basically exactly what you’d expect from all the ingredients -- a muddled, sweetish, hoppyish, boozyish beer. Tea, caramel, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruit, grapefruit, resin. All thrown together at random. Not terrible but it doesn’t resonate with me.
sherm1016 (1000) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, although it looked like it was an ounce or so short, part of the 2011 Holiday set. Pours a deep, brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is boozy, malty, nutty. A little heavy on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, nutty, malty, caramel, boozy, with a light bitter finish. Just ok.
madmitch76 (12250) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15th March 2010
Very deep dark red-brown beer. Just about transparent. No real head. Mild but unfortunate paint tones on the nose. Smooth soft palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty. Semi sweet chocolate and mild coffee and a little cream. A dash of Port Wine and another hint of paint. Not getting much hop. Hides the abv well. Quite light all round and a good flavour that would be very good sans the paint.
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Full pint at the Petrol Station in Houston. Got to meet Jeremy and keep the pint glass :-)
Honestly I’d never heard of this brewery until this week, but this beer is awesome. It reminds me of a pumped up Celebrator...
Aroma of fruit, raisin, chocolate. Smooth, almost nitro bubble head.
Really full bodied, yet it hides the alcohol well.
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a cloudy brown color with a 2 finger light tan head that retains well and settles to some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light chocolate with some light roasted grains, earthy hops and some citrus. Taste is chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with some roasted barley bitterness along with some earthy and citrus hop bitterness and hints of some dark fruits. Body is medium to heavy with mild carbonation and there is some alcohol present. Overall, this is quite a complex brew with a lot going on and is quite enjoyable.
Blairgus (2215) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30 mar 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Aroma is meaty, alcohol, and red fruit. Full body and mildly fizzy. Lots of alcohol, barley wine, dark chocolate. Great!
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Kranin (23) - - FEB 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Part of Hebrew Holiday Gift Pack. Tastes more like a Russian Imperial to me. Delicious alcohol & sweetness. (12oz Bottle/Blue Max) 02/2012
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in yet another Duvel snifter (yeah I have a lot of these): Pours a nearly opaque deep brown with a small head and spotty lace. The aroma has noted of toasted, toffee, charred,and nutty malts along with some Belgian Special B and Aromatic malt. Hint of plum and apricot esters along with grassy, tropical and herbal hops. Some mint, leather, tobacco and sea salt vapours as well... Now this is the "HeBrew character" I was expecting in the past two failed beers.
The taste is sweet and malty but unlike the awful beers I dump before this, there is some bitterness and acidity to balance out the flavor profile. Nice undertone of mango and plum that is more a component of the malts than some fruit syrup addition, YEAH! There is also a nice rye snap on the finish I am digging along with some dank hop bitterness. The mouth feel is oily and lush with some metallic and boozy finish. This is what I was expecting from the HeBrew line, a big malt forward warming beer that takes no prisoners... guess what... there are no fruit additions in this beer and it works. Take note brewers!
patricks110 (1487) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13 pours a dark, nearly opaque brown with a bubbly, foamy tan head. Some light spotty lacing disappears quickly off the glass. The nose is alcohol potent with a big nutty, biscuity roasted malt with a nice chocolate note and a bunch of sweetness. My first taste is sweetened in the middle with nuts and molasses rich roasted malts. A mild hop on the finish with a full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. The finish has a warming, pungent alcohol. overall, an okay brew.
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours dark brown/black. Smell is figs, brown sugar, rich caramel and some bourbon notes. Taste is big ripe fruit, some spice, caramel and certainly a know booze element. Very good, but behind the 12th in my opinion.