Lothore (276) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A- Pours a deep black color, I could tell this was almost a gusher. The head is out of hand ... almost like overcarbonated homebrew status.
S- Sweet, roasted malt notes with a tangy mettalic smell followed by a caramel scent, hints of baby diaper. I should note that the smell is a little off and because of the carbonation at this point itís possible the bottle could be infected but lets press on and find out.
T- Taste is lots of roasted malt followed by a thick mettalic taste. Alcohol is well hidden. At this point I donít necessarily think it is infected but it just seems off to me.
M- Thick with lots of carbonation.
D- This was not drinkable for me at all. I loved trying it but there were multiple things in the taste and smell that made me want to run from the hills. The high alcohol was very well hidden but thatís the least of this beers concern at this point. I have to believe it was better fresh.
Godofthecellar (495) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose of chocolate, coffee
Taste followed suit but had a nice tartness. Abv well masked, really nice IS
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Vintage 2008/2009: Thanks Ken: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black pour. Small brown head/lacing on top of a black colored beer.
Aroma is vinous, chocolate, roasted barley malts, liquor, soya, toffee, roast, coal, sugars, tar, raisin, hints of coffee, some liquorice, sweet tones and mocha and a sprinkle of spices. Complex.
Flavour is spicy, bitter, chocolate, coffee, toffee, mocha, pepper, sticky, some liquorice, leaves, roast, barley malt roast, hay roast, coal, hint of warmth/alcohol, soya, brown sugars, tar, caramelised coal, alcohol and chocolate drenched herbs and malts and some nuts.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, nuts, barley malt roast, mocha, chocolate, leaves and some oatmeal.
Low carbo, soft light spicy oily mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Even after all those years this beer is very good and complex, but also very spicy... Nice!
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, most of the kuhnhennís iíve had have been very underwhelming .. .
pours deep brown .. medium foam .. . lots of chocolate and booze .. .
quite sweet .. . one dimensional but good .. . . if you have a deer head
hanging up in your house, you probably hate obama.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old tick. This one was just a booze bomb and sweet, but didnít phase me too hard.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from rbsg #29 poured a head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was of black malt. The strong flavor contained notes of mild black malt and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by BenC...thanks Ben! - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is boozy, with lots of sweet brown sugar, plums and dark fruit. Taste is big and sharp...lots of dark malt, dark fruit, and a long roasty coffee finish. A good deal of sugar and a long sharp finish. Medium bodied and well-carbonated.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!
The beer appears a deep, dark brown with a thin head that leaves a fair amount of lacing behind. The nose brings a heavy dose of roasted malt and alcohol. The flavor is big and bold. Iím sure age has tamed the beer to a certain extent, but it still packs a heavy punch. Flavors include roasted malt, booze, brown sugar, chocolates, dark fruits. The feel is heavy with plenty of booze. I guess it is 18% abv, after all. Overall, a pretty good beer, albeit a slow sipper. A few ounces was plenty for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-30-2011
Rando7 (672) - Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours purplish black with almost no head. Aroma dark fruits, roast, molasses, coffee. Flavor mainly just dark fruits and booze, a little soy. Finish a continuation of the flavor with alcohol burn. Palate full and thick, not sticky or syrupy. Alcohol very apparent.
Pretty good but definitely a sipper or one to share with friends.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl, trade. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown head leaving just a rim of bubbles around the beer. Aroma is heavy of sweet molassis, roasted malts, dark fruits, soy, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is fullbodied sweet, roasted, meaty, soy, fruity, dark fruits and bitter. Finishes bitte meaty roasted and bitter. Maybe a bit too boozy but I think the sweetness mates well with the heavy body and alcohol, very much in my taste,
Koelschtrinker (9536) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alkoholischer Beginn, dem die Malznoten nur untergeordnet sind. Brennend, deutliche Vanillenoten. Vergorene FrŁchte hinter dem Malz, aromatisch, trockene RŲstnoten. Stark alkoholisches Bier, das aber dennoch gelungene weiche Aromen hervorbringt. 9/12/9/12/10/11