Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
great brew, good malty and roasty flavors with the spicyness of the rye. This is tasty
bconch (249) - - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taken from old notes. Nose of dark fruits and some alcohol. Taste is the same. Nice blend with some alcohol burn and some sweetness. Big beer.
Brandman (1759) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bark brown body, light brown head. Aroma has lots of raisins and chocolate, burned caramel, roasted candy, alcohol, dark fruits, coffee, berries, some lactose, very complex - bit stout bit amber aroma. Flavour has liqourice, medicinal hops, molasses, cookie, alcohol, fruity hoppy aftertaste, some cognac and pretty close to dookie hints. Nice oily palate, thick and smooth. Little plum wine when warms. Really BIG ONE.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head, the aroma has a huge whiskey aroma with a ton of dark fruit and chocolate, the flavor has a great mixture of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and even more dark fruit, the whiskey flavor is very well hidden but shows just enough for it to be enjoyable, delicious.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. From Brooklyn, NY. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark brown colour with small tan head.
Strong aroma of dark fruits, raisins, sweet toffee, plums, sugar, mild trace of alcohol, sweet malt and mild yeast.
Delicious and tempting aroma indeed. Flavour is strong. Very strong. Dark fruits, vinous elements, sugary syrupy sweetness, mild bitterness, molasses, sweet malt and liqueur in flavour.
Warming. Nicely. Almost burning. Smooth and rich. Lips licking sweetness. Gets even sweeter when warms. Complex and interesting but also very strong.
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daleharshman (832) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($11.99). Batch 2 (892 cases), bottled 12/01/2010. Pours a dark cola brown hue with two fingers of tan foam. Aroma of rich toffee, vanilla, hints of smoke, sticky dark fruit, and boozy barrel. Tastes of very rich and sticky caramel, cocoa powder, buttery toffee, pureed raisins and figs, whiskey, charred malts, and hints of toasted coconut. Flavor is rich and complex, with a nice level of sweetness. Semi-sweet finish with some bitterness from the dark roasted malts. The high ABV is well concealed. I have had the most recent four of the seven Jewbelations that comprise this vertical, finding each to be nicely complex and hiding the big ABV well. This mash-up is no exception. (177, 680)
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Maniac at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights, a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel, toast, and cookie malt, alcohol and vanilla with figs, plums, and raisins. Flavor is malt dominant, alcohol, dark fruity esters, bourbon and vanilla, and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Resiny hops, caramel malt, and brown sugar aroma. Super sweet chocoffee and medicine. Medium full body with good carbonation.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Snifter pour. Nose is loads of vanilla and whiskey. Some nice caramel malt with prunes and various other dark fruits. I also get a light buttery aroma. Wow. Pour is super dark with a khaki head with sloppy lacing. Taste is dense with flavors of more whiskey, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, molasses, and a touch of oak. This brew is complex and filling. Boozy. Average mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall this in a great blended beer. He’Brew is doing a fine job.
jmohno (968) - Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 12/1/10.Deep dark brown with plum and black qualities.Short light brown head but with lacing and frothy ring.
Very nice malt aroma complex with licorice chocolate sweet fruit malt,cherries,crisp grain/rye a hint of wisky,smells fantastic.
Taste is similar to aroma with a nice maltiness smooth with licorice, vanilla,bourbon?coconut,milk chocolate cherries carmel malt along with a somewhat smooth breadiness/slight yeast, almost chewy creaminess ,nice carmely sweetness that is not overpoweringand a sharp sting of hops hits laterwith a carmel coconut towards finish in taste then drying and finishing nicley clean with a subltle good solid but subtle bittering with hints of darkroast and or a mild coffee.Drinkabilty is great on this and you dont know its this strong til it warms you