solidfunk (2796) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Aroma of raisin, dark plum and a twinge of smokiness. Low carbonation, normal for style. Pours dark brown without much head or lacing. Finishes with light sweetness and a light touch of bitterness from booze. Bottle.
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits
Appearance - Deep ruby body, soft bubbles
Aroma - Dank hops, brown sugar, molasses, toffee
Taste - Red licorice, molasses, caramel, bitter hops
This was a very smooth brew with tons of bold flavor in an oily body. I could drink this all day, but not get too far given the abv - cheers!!!
rilbert008 (16) - groton ct, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
delicious rich heavy n thick chocolate, toast, roasty, vanilla, brown, sweet and malty , not much head , great aroma of roast nuts and sweet hickory , sweet tasting and a smooth palate , overall a great drinker
SarkyNorthener (1308) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Very dark brown beer with reddish hues and no head. Aroma of rich malts and toffee. Taste is figs, dark fruits, pontefract cake and rich syrupy malts. Medium bodied, quite sticky and low carbonation. Decent, but a let down on what I was hoping for.
cbfobes (2103) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at RIBCO, pours a clear dark amber brown with an off white head, the aroma was super sweet with syrup and caramel and malt, too sweet for my liking in this style, the flavor was much of the same with dark fruits and tons of sweet caramel and malt, booze was evident in every sip, not my cup of tea.
Homer321 (891) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. WOW. Nose full of raisins and pure sweetness. Sticky sweet. This is amazing. No oxidation or sherry noted like past bottles. My lips are sticky after sipping this beer. No real alcohol noted. Will feel it later. A true malt bomb. Could have some more complexity, but otherwise awesome.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes 7/7/10
Poured from 33cl bottle purchased at Jim’s Homebrew in Spokane, WA ($4) into Sam Adam’s glass.
A: Dark ruby brown with thin lace at rim. Central dome of dissipating bubbles.
S: Strong and sweet grain, bread, toast, nut. These all combine and form a graham cracker scent. Nice.
T: Nice. Figs, cherry, deep roasted coffee. Hint of spice, resin. Toasty finish, like a good dessert.
M: Creamy medium body with low carbonation allows beer to flow strait back to throat with ease or to rest on tongue.
D: Excellent craftsmanship. Enjoyable experience. Nice how the flavor and body changes with amount of time in mouth. Transitions from the initial sweetness to resonate into the more complex nuances of hops and grain.
Serving type: bottle
Lambister (139) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Dark red-brown beer with a small brown head which disappears quite quickly. The aroma is roasty with hints of mahogany and syrup. The flavor is sweet with lots of caramel and syrup. Gets better in the glass and has lots of strength.
Fredis23 (478) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very Dark Brown, Almost Black, Big Foamy Had That Lasts But Leaves Almost No Lacing. Sweet Malt, Slight Alcohol Aroma. Malt, Sweet, Dark Fruits, Boozy Finish. Medium Body. Although It Hides High ABV better than others, it still shines more than I like. Pretty Easy to Drink. Pretty Good Although It Is Not That Special. Worth A Try...
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of alcohol and malted barley and grain. Flavors of licorice, plums, and sour raspberries. No head and low csrbonation. Finish is of alcohol and even some banana.