radagast83 (3734) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey. Roughly two years old - poured an almost pitch black color with a tiny tan head. Aroma was still a bit boozy, but had mellowed out quite a bit. Chocolate notes, a ton of roasted malts, dark fruits. Flavor was big on the alcohol - not hot, just very warming. Hops are extremely mellow at this point - wow.
timfoolery (1066) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one twice, once in 2009 and once in 2010. Amazingly strong and almost off-putting due to the amount of ingredients. Tasted almost of caramel, chocolate, coffee, etc. extract! When youíre throwing in 13 varieties of hops and malt, there is a limit. However, other than the alcohol burn, this one rode the wave of beer-strength to the edge of the world. The 14 was just rediculous, hence the Vert.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: I had previously written a review for this beer and then somehow lost it, but luckily a bottle resurfaced. Therefore, this is a vintage bottle with 2 years of aging in a cooler. Pours a dark jet black liquid with a fizzy short lived head which retreats leaving behind a thin layer of film for a covering. As for the aroma, there is a sour scent of dead yeast and malts that are starting to turn into a goopy syrupy mess, but there is some smell of roast malts still apparent. The initial flavor is intensely sweet and has a dark fruit like taste such as prune, raisin, and fig, but of course this is because of the time this beer has taken on. Still has a roasty blend of malts that suggest rich black coffee bean added with a little sugar and creamer, though, that flavor was much more apparent in its early days of life. This is still a really tasty beer that has been holding itself together and still hides the high ABV. Rating scores are based on how I remember this tasting fresh.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, caramel and booze. Flavor was moderately sweet with chocolate, ripe dark fruit, molasses, caramel, toffee, alcohol and a hint of wood with a boozy finish
bleeng (1457) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-part of the celebration box but not in order. I may burn for not doing this in order but here goes a good Catholic try!! Hellish dark with no heavenly light coming through. Lots of sugary sweet goodness from the nectar of Jesus on the nose. Taste is of cane sugar, the essence of the Wise Men, the alcohol of the wine of the Last Supper. Chewy like the bread of the breathern. A meal to be sure. One to share with the masses.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy deep brown colour, small off-white to beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fruits, raisins, rye and mild toasted notes. Flavour is toffee, spices, mild raisins, plum and some mild alcohol. Also some slight wooden and mildly vanillaish notes.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a small of-white head.
S: Lots of sweet and malty notes to the aroma. Big time toffee and caramel, as well as some molasses and brown sugar. Some milk chocolate, dark fruits, and even a bit of vanilla.
T: Dark fruits and dark sugars really dominate the flavors. Molasses, brown sugar, and toffee are all there, as is some chocolate. A bit of roasted malt and vanilla, too.
M: Medium to full in body with a smooth carbonation.
O: This was a really solid beer. Really great maltiness to it.
glennmastrange (2025) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, molasses and dark chocolate, moderate resin, leather and earth for the hops and yeast, with background notes of raisin, toffee, dried currants and faint licorice. Head is large, frothy turning creamy, light brown with fair lacing and is fully lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is full bodied, syrupy with a soft carbonation and has a heavily alcoholic and chewy finish. This American Strong Ale is a mouthful. Full of dark rich flavors and a hearty and dense palate.
Ungstrup (27642) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - first I missed it because of the ash cloud over Europe, but then I found it in London. A brown beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of alcohol as well as sweet and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of soy sauce, malt, roasted malt, hops, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2010 - Pours very dark amber and smells of rich malts and dark fruit. The flavor is predominately malt. Itís sweet with good dark fruit notes and some alcohol present, which is hard not to have at 13% abv. Itís a full bodied brew that I enjoyed very much.