DTM (783) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Very strong taste of dark fruits. Figs and prunes. Sweet on the palate. A very solid beer.
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Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the 11k/7k/5k. Aroma of a candy bar. Toffee, caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Pours sticky brown with a small white film. Taste is brown sugar, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and a tart vinegar oak finish. Very sticky and very boozy tasting. Kick in the face.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared @jts 7/5/11k jt/jredmond/jcw Gathering trade with SHIG--750 bottle-retaining thin lt brown-mahogany. A-roasty, vinuous, med/dk malt. T-vinuous, roasty-med/dk malt, earthy hops.
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Shig. Shared by Jcwattsrugger at 11k/7K/5K. Pours very dark brown. Nose and taste of vanilla, whiskey, oak, caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Rich. Full bodied.
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at clocks. Pours a deep brownish black. Aroma is deep roast with light chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of full roast and sweet chocolate.
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and light bourbon aromas. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon influences. Big beer.
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Eric with a bunch of brahs. Pours reddish brown with smaller head, notes of molasses, sticky toffee, dark malts, sweet fruit. Very rich just needed a little more butter complexity. Nice brew but certainly no M.
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Smell boozy prune, vanilla, big strong and sweet
Taste is much the same, sweet strong and boozy. Raisin, vanilla, oak, caramel
I thought this was pretty nice, the tasting group didn’t agree.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of lots of red wine, slight earth, oak, hints of toffee, slight red fruits, slight toffee, molasses, interesting. Taste is much better, hints of oak, red wine, nice red fruit, touch of grape, nice oak, slight vanilla, hints of earth, slight spice notes from the yeast, finishing fairly sweet, spicy, dry. Interesting.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a dark brown appearance with a fizzy brown head. Red wine, roasty chocolate, caramel, fig, dark fruity aroma. Tangy, dark berry, fig, plum, red wine, caramel, chocolate, a bit sugary flavor that is well carbonated. Quite smooth for the alcohol level. Pretty tasty. Thanks Armin.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Dark fermented fruits, caramel, rasins and toffee. Pretty boozy. Very enjoyable.