Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hugely boozy in the nose. Big flavors of chocate and coffee. Quite tasty - masks the 17% incredibly well
BREWMUSKCLES (2205) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
vicious with nut and fresh malt. a bitter finish with big mellow taste of date and raisin. full mouthfeel to this deep caramel colored brew. little alcohol for the profile except for the expected dryness.
AnokaBrewer (20) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was quite the beer. Very complex, sweet, lots of flavor and very well balanced.
Captain_Bill (1) - Milton, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer if you like a really strong American Ale. This was made in 2013, I think I may take one of my bottles and save it for next year. Only complaint is the booze taste is a bit to prevalent. I think it will mellow out with age. Its hard to hide 17 ABV in any beer.
Braudog (5599) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Holy .... This is a BIG, BIG beer. It’s a gigantic beer in every way ... deep and dark-as-night ruby red, the head perhaps a bit too quick to run away. The aroma is rich and sugary, full of robust dark intrigue. Onc eyou start drinking this, it clings to your lips several minutes afterwards. The flavors are explosive ... chewy dates, raisin, cooked brown sugar. Thick as a peanut butter sandwich. (#5441, 2/17/2014)
BurkeKevlar (5) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Every year, I think that next year will be a huge mess. Every year, I am surprised. Less burn than you would expect at 17%. Delicious, dark flavors like burnt caramel, raisin, and plum. 17 hops? Where? There's no room in a malt bomb like this. Looking forward to whatever Legal Age brings!
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at FW Gman. Pours a very dark brown color with a light ring of brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, sweet sugar,caramel and more brown sugar notes. Nice and sweet. Big brown sugar flavor and a crazy tingle on the palate. Finishes burning.
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Butters (3735) - 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.
brewballs (190) - USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark plum colored brew. Lacy head. Performs like an American Strong Ale. A bit boozy. Figgy and bitter.You definitely can taste it. Full bodied. Complex. Not for everyone.
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark brown. Toffee malts. Strong taste and strong finish, just the way I’d expect. Bit of a malty-chocolateyness to it. How could I not give it an overall score of "17."