TheGB (535) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light aroma of spice and malt. Taste is malty and quite spicy, but quite tasty and complex. Palate is quite nice for the ABV, yes it is hot, but it’s 17% ABV so you’d have to expect that.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours cola brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes super smooth, strong, alcohol, raisin, malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like strong raisin, malt, and booze.
sonnycheeba (4103) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with tan head. Aroma is bready malts, alcohol spice, plums, raisins, faint floral notes, and some caramel. Flavor is chewy malt base, booze, dark fruit and caramel sweetness, and light woody bitterness; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
dlovell2 (1090) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and booze. This is a big flavorful brew. Huge roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Finish is very boozy and large vapors.
jandd1983 (2998) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of rich caramel toffee with roasted malts and some cotton candy. The taste was of dark brown sugar, roasted malts, hops and a hint of earth. Very tasty.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber into tulip. Pours black with little head. Heavy carbonation that needs to be toned down through aging. Flavor is complex and varied. The hops announce themselves, but never get out of hand. Same with the malts. there is a nice balance there. for being 17%, the alcohol masking is excellent. Easy drinking and smooth.
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of marketing for this beer. I couldn’t find 17 hops or 17 malts or even 17 degrees alcohol. It is not a bad beer, but it is not something special. A lot of figs and dark fruit aroma and flavor, alcohol is well hidden. It has a medium body, and it it is very sweet. It was complex, not.
BeerFanDan17 (1028) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is insane. Crazy strong with deep milk chocolate, coffee, and prune notes. Pours a rich dark brown with a short head.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass. Dark Brown pour with a medium thick khaki head. Nose is huge roasted malt, really sweet, faint booziness. Taste is sweet malt and chocolate. Figs, raisin, boozy finish. For 17%, it is definitely hidden.
nearbeer (4022) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 650 ml. Opaque black with a lasting film of brown sugar foam. Nose is dark chocolate, soy sauce, tobacco, bread dough and a hint of merlot. Taste is lightly soured dark chocolate, oat, soy sauce, and dark rum. Finish has wheat and molasses with some touches of tobacco, wood and rum. To the sweet side but has enough balance to not become overly sticky. Heavy body is mostly smooth with a small tingle of carbonation and alcohol warmth, though it is surprisingly well masked for 17%.