TheBeerGod (5569) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, frothy mocha colored head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy and not overly sweet compared to what I was expecting. Hops notes, burnt caramel, molasses, brown sugar, roasted malt, light licorice and dark fruit. Taste is burnt caramel, toasted malt, dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, hints of brown sugar, hops and hop resins, dark fruit and booze. Body is medium-full with a moderate, creamy, dense carbonation and lots of sugary stickiness and boozy warmth. Ends with more burnt caramel, burnt grains, toasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate notes, dark fruit, softer hops, light licorice and booze. Tasty! This could use a few months, though.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark brown with ample brown head. Aroma of burnt malts and alcohol. Flavors of bitter espresso, pepper (burns the nose when swallowing), and heavy alcohol. Long lasting bitterness on the palate, not a hop bitterness, but more like very bitter coffee.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Churchkey, pours a translucent purpelish with some creamy off white head. Nose of raisin, sugar, some cake icing, burnt sugar. Flavor of raisins, figs, sweet, cheap rum, malt, chocolate, rum cake. Full, sticky finish. Heavy handed.
GT2 (9343) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at CK thanks to nmann08. 16% holy monkey. Pours a clear, deep sepia, moving to near black. Medium, tan head. Nose is sweet white alcohol, vinous, fumey vodka. Taste is salty, buoyant, sugar, tootsie roll, pistachio. Palate...it’s all booze. I have a headache. Decent for 2oz sample. Would kill a person in 651mL format.
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with coating tan foam. Nose is raisin, toffee, plywood, wild grapes and alcohol. Almost full body with a tingle. Not as sticky as i expected. Taste is vodka, grass, chocolate and bitter citrus. I was hoping for deep layers of flavor but this came off quite muddled.
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle- Pour is dark black with a dark head..Nose is caramel,dark fruits,Hot,malty ans bitter..Taste is hot hot, caramel,dark fruit,malts,caramel,chocolate,bitter..Palate is heavy and hot
ghenna (1) - Olivehurst, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla, malt sweet, dark fruit, chocolate roastiness on nose. Oh and booze too. Much the same in flavor, with a long medium chocolate bitter finish and boozy burn. Medium heavy on the mouth feel. Awesome beer though, definitely going to pick up a few more bottles to let rest a few years.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut in Denver. Pours a deep black appearance with a decent, very dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, sickly sweet malty, incredibly boozy aroma. Incredibly cloying, syrupy black licorice, dark chocolate, very woody, fig/dark fruity, grape drank, overly boozy flavor. Hard to take more than a sip at a time. There seems to be a lot of flavor but it’s boozy as hell and burns like a mofo on the finish. Is it a drain pour? Nah, I wanna get loaded tonight.
Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Next in our celebration of Hanukkah is this swill. Aroma is butane, rubbing alcohol, asphalt. Im leaving room in the Aroma category by giving this a 2 because maybe somewhere out there I will encounter a beer that smells worse then this.. maybe. Pours a nice black pour with light beige head and looks pretty appetizing. The taste is very bad with incredibally cloying sweetness and tons of alcohol. This tastes almost unsafe to drink like im trying to poison myself on chemicals. Drain pour bad terrible gross abortion.
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is very strong with alcohol, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, hops, and chocolate. The appearance is dark brown with a small tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall a very good beer like the others in the series