Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with a thick tan persistent head. Aroma dark fruits and molasses. Taste sweet with raisins and molasses, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and licorice. There is a little soy sauce, cough syrup and umami creeping in at times which detracts. Kind of an old ale feel at times. Palate thick and a little sticky. Alcohol quite apparent. Finish sweet, a little bitter.
This is a good beer but like you’d expect from a beer with 15 varieties of malts and 15 kinds of hops, is kind of busy and flavors end up competing instead of integrating.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a nice head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is strong and full of intense flavors. Caramel,licorice, raisin, cherry. And just the right amount of each flavor. Very nice beer. Flavor really stays with it.
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topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is very sweet malt, brown sugar and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet and malty, rich caramel, and a little vegetal hop for fun. WHEW. SWEET.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On draught at Papago). Pours black with an espresso head. Aroma is caramel, syrup, molasses. Taste is sweet with molasses, dark chocolate. Full bodied withsticky texture. A little roast on the end. The alcohol is well hidden. Pretty tasty stuff.
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 1/8/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-42° in Snifter-Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of sweetnes, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste of the same with a slight taste of alcohol in the middle. This full bodied brew hides the ABV very well and goes down super easy. This brewery kicks some major butt.
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, split 4 ways, pours a deep dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits (cherry, dates, figs), toffee, caramel malt, some roasted notes and a bit of floral. Flavour of dates, figs, cherry and other dark fruits, roasted caramel malts, grape juice, brandy, but little booze coming through surprisingly - how is this 15%? Finishes with dried fruits (figs, dates) with almost indiscernible alcohol. Very complex, but quite sweet. Nice slow sipper.
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at the CDA Casino, drank in the hotel room while waiting for my wife to get out of her spa treatment. Pours black with brown edges and ruby red tints when held up to the light; has a centimeter-thick beige head that collapses fairly quick. Aroma is raisiny, caramelly, alcohol. Taste is powerful strong, malty sweet and meaty with only a hint of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is oily, carbonation is medium-low. Pretty good, definitely a sipper.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with dense tan head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, dark caramel, and booze. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, and has a very smooth finish with little alcohol apparent. There’s a lot going on in this one with lots of complex flavors. This is a very big beer and one hell of a value at $6.99 for a bomber. Definitely worth trying but drink it with a friend if you prefer to sleep in a bed.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. 15% ABV, although there is a sticker over the label says it is 10.9 ABV. It’s a Georgia thing. Black pour, milk chocolate colored foam. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate malts, alcohol. Tastes super sweet, loads of residual sugar, malt, huge date sugar sweetness. Not that strong, ABV well hidden.
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium muddy brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was sweet caramel,toffee, brown sugar, and alcohol. Flavor was much the same, very very sweet with lots of residual sugars, some toffee and dark fruit notes. Just way to sweet for my liking with not enough other flavors to make it complex.