maxwelldeux (4269) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown (almost black) color with a moderate tan head. Don’t get a lot off the nose of this, but there is a faint smell, which is inviting. Taste is a little malty, but nothing terribly remarkable. There is a bit of an alcohol feel on the back-end, which cropped up out of nowhere.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Trying to take this on all by myself which should be a tough task. Poured into my tulip a very slick black with a dark sandy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, and bitter coffee and makes me think that this is gonna barleywine ish. Flavor has immediate alcohol burn. The 16% isn’t remotely hidden and is front and center. I get a ton of burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, unpleasant astringency. This isn’t working for me at all and it gets worse as it warms.
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped a small ring of a head. Nose is sweet malts rich chocolate some burnt caramel. Taste is more of the sweet malts some roast.
Frothmeister (674) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. In the cellar since 2012. Alright he we go. Buckle up. Pours black with a thin dark mocha coloured head. On the nose, it smells glorious. Cocoa, raisin, dark rum, light cherry cola, alcohol, sponge toffee, caramel...basically anything that contains concentrated sugars, however it smells HUGE, and awfully delicious. And guess what? It’s sweet. Very sweet, and palate coating with some booziness right out of the gates, dark rum notes, kirsch, dates, molasses, and black licorice that leads into light ash and dark chocolate that are basicially just added to the same profile from the beginning with a light woody note in the mild bitter finish. The flavour profile is great, but this is just too damn sweet. I’ve had five sips, and my brain is already glassy. 650ml’s of this would put me on the floor, and destroy any hope of going to work tomorrow. A beast, but too much of a beast.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gross bottle of diabetes. Thanks. I guess. Lots of sugar in the nose. Teriyaki. Just straight licorice and boost. Stop. Just. Stop.
MisoW (2623) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my Secret Summer Santa 2015, robinvboyer, thank you very much. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, raisins, dark chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, coffee, dark berries, plums, vanilla, warming alcohol, tobacco, cherry, wine. Really full of different tastes. Nice coffee finish, bit hoppy.
arnold931 (1109) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste is big bourbon and vanilla. Strong.
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown coffee body with a small collar. Aromas of malt, booze, cocoa, caramel, hops, chocolate. Sweet and syrupy. Big time booze presence and hot finish. Bold flavor, if you like being assaulted. Best split several ways.
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate, licorice and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and coffee finish.
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, molasses, raisins and alcohol. Flavor was sweet with chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, toffee, alcohol and light vanilla. Thick oily texture, full body, warming dry finish.
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
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 roasted malts, some dried fruits, alcohol, spices and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with chocolate, more alcohol, caramel and sweet fruits. Some alcohol burn on the finish. Different.