brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark mahogany with barely translucent edging. A half inch head of off white fizzled away quickly making way for a placid surface and a few dots of lacework.
Aromatics are promishing with fresh, doughy malt, a bit of chocolate, and raisins.
Slightly sweet with caramel overtones.
Thinnish mouthfeel and light bodied.
Some light malt, hints of chocolate and caramel, and a trace of warming alcohol on the palate.
A trace or raisins and toffee quickly follow through before a quick finish.
Finishes with light malt and pretty much non offensive.
This one drinks like a "Dopplebock-light".
Nothing really to detract besides lack of flavor.
Thanks to SacodeToro for the bonus brew!
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Deep garnet color with a decent looking white head. Aroma is of sticky caramel malts and distinct alcohol. Sweet caramel, burnt toast, molasses and dark fruits in the taste. Distinct harsh alcohol notes are expected given the high ABV and thin mouthfeel. Didn’t do much for me. Tasting notes from 2012.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Craft. Poured hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose was earthy malt, fig, cacao, nuts, hops. Tasted earthy with vienna-ish malt, nuts, hops, cacao, and molasses. Well hidden alcohol.
Funkatrocious (87) - - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from bottle. Drinks super easy for such a high abv. Pours dark brown with transient brown head. Really tasty.
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Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear black with huge rocky beige lasting 3 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are raisin, fig, sweet Munich, pale, chocolate malts. The alcohol is well hidden. Taste are sweet chocolate, cocoa, toasty malts. Deep fruits are slight fig, date, raisin with no alcohol. Palate was silky smooth overcarbonated with medium body, then metallic slightly dryish lasting finish. I’ve had this before, this taste like a bad bottle hopefully.
martinrumsam (484) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with hint of red Small beige head with some lacing. Muted aroma some caramel and malt. Taste is quite metallic and semi sweet. Very low carbonation. Amazed to see the abv. Not much hint of that anywhere. Quite watery on the palate. Goes down way to easy for an ale this strong. On tap at Stovepipe Wells Death Valley
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - pours dark ruby mahogany with low off white head. S - smell is weak simple lightly smokey very grainy. Dog food, metallic, watered down molasses. M - super watery, light body. Amazing for a 10% beer. Flat and easy drinking. T - water, light dog food, grains, metallic something fierce like other Indian wells brews. O - so light and drinkable. I can't believe it's 10% 2.5
Bule (690) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Stovepipe Wells. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Chocolate and malt flavors. The high alcohol isn't so noticeable.
craven5000 (98) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of an old basement; not appealing. Practically no trace of any head. Very dark opaque body that almost pulls light in. Alcohol taste not present. Not much flavor notable. light sweetness, soft carbonation, long finish, light body,
jb (2143) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good version of the german treat. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very malty with dark fruit nose. Syrupy palate. Nice balance of booze malt and Esters.
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown, with a small amount of mocha head. Sweet aroma, thin taste.