Butters (3928) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft and from the bottle. Delicious both times. I’m still amazed that this is 17% alcohol. I really wouldn’t have pegged it over 11%. Pours a good clear dark brown with fizzy light brown diminishing head and great legs. Aroma notes of molasses, caramel, chocolate, toffee, anise, and bread lead to an even more complex flavor profile of plum, raisin, cassis, port, tar, soy sauce, licorice, and cola. Oily and thick on the palate. Really nice. Can’t wait to try again in a few years.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. From notes. Another boozy winner from Hebrew. Super complex, with about 100 different things all clashing together at once. Alcohol is super well hidden for how boozy it really is. Digging it.
Russ2079 (9) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, oak, dough, yeast, strong, liquor, caramel, malt, full body, sweet, slightly bitter.
TheBeerGod (5452) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque, murky mahogany. Short tan head. Aroma is boozy and sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, dark fruit notes, alcohol, roasted nuts and dark bread. Taste is very boozy and extremely sweet but has a weird hoppiness underlying it. There’s burnt caramel, toasted malt, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate notes, roasted nuts, chocolate cake, liqueur and dessert pastries. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Lots of boozy warmth and sugary stickiness to this one. Ends with more booze, candy notes, chocolate cake, cocoa, roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark fruit, roasted nuts, chocolate pastries and toasted dark bread.
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, booze, some toffee, molasses notes, hints of earth, slight spice, touch of bourbon and oak. Taste is a mix of bourbon, oak, slight booze in there, hints of dark fruit, touch of molasses, toffee, finishing sweet, boozy.
thetmaxx (768) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bomber into my 10 oz tulip. Aroma shows some alcohol, but not much. Flavor does show the alcohol, some caramel and roast. Lots of oak? Palate is extremely dry! Thin head with no lacing. Overall a pretty good strong ale.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malts, malts and a hint of coffee followed by booze and more booze. Taste is a hint of hops followed by roasted coffee and a hit of malts. There is an intense booze aftertaste that lingers. Palate is malt and very boozy. It definitely changes for the better as it warms. This is definitely good and unique but I’m wondering where the tipping point is. Still nothing compares to he Jewbelation Fifteen. It was a more perfect balance. Still love this series though.
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from whole foods, 17% wow! talk about a super strong drinking beer, but it doesnt taste that strong, overall decent
MadIndian (2528) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Monkey. A lot going on with this one. Notes of Earth, plum, cinnamon, tofee and plum. Good strong warming feeling as it goes down. I enjoyed the well -balance of ingredients, even though there was a lot.
ajnepple (2916) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is more complex with a variety of malt and hop subtleties. Full bodied with a boozy finish.