phaleslu (7063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle I was scared to open because of reports of infection. Bottle 282/300. Pours a deep, opaque dark chocolate brown with a small beige head that leaves a film and ring atop the beer. Aroma of vanilla, oak, dates, figs, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and cake. Flavor of caramel, brown sugar, figs, dates, raisins, oak, pecans, dried berries, and vanilla. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, fruity, chewy, rich mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Definitely not infected. Really big and tasty.
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tim and Levi @ Arminís - slightly hazy brown pour. Dark fruit nose, slight bourbon as well. Taste is nice. Sweet and malty with a fairly boozy finish.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel and more quad like things. Flavor has nice pappy, same as aroma.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to matsciguy for sharing. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, sweet, slight alcohol burn flavors.
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by MatSciGuy and timbeer! Hazy brown beer, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of raisins and bourbon. Bottle is lightly raisin/cherry, and just a little noticeable bourbon. Nice, would buy if it was priced right.
arminjewell (7045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, hints of vanilla into roast, slight earthy notes, some slight orange. Taste is a mix of orange, roast, coffee, hints of earth into dark cocoa, slight vanilla, finishing fairly sweet, finishing sweet, dry.
adnielsen (9629) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Arminís house, courtesy of matsciguy. Thanks! Pours a reddish brown appearance with a small tan head. Dark grape / plum / dark fruity, light whiskey, caramel aroma. Rich dark fruity, plum, grape, somewhat tannic, leathery, light whiskey flavor. «hÔll beer.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plum chocolate with barrels (?) Pretty nice offering. Dark fruit tones abound, but the base is massively sweet and sugary. Captures the quad feel on one level, but mostly just a massive US ABV beast. OK.
neepsntatties (1273) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...cloudy dark brown with little head. Nose...figgy, plum like and raisiny with a funky twist. Palate...similar to the nose, up front, then a boozy hint comes forth as does a somewhat wine like note. The funk is there too but not as much on the nose. I donít get much Bourbon here, but the overall flavour profile is decent.
jcartamdg (2270) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown almost black with no head. Aroma of booze, dark malts, and Carmel sweetness. Taste is sweet caramel, booze and oak. Not bad but really boozy.
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