JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Wow. This is like drinking bourbon. Pours a phenomenal black opaque with no head to speak of. There is no lacing either. The aroma can be smelled from 5 ft away...straight oak and bourbon. This beer is a powerhouse! Slams the palate of bourbon, oak, rum, raisins, charcoal, dark chocolate, vanilla, cherry, leather, and cocoa dusting. The flavors are NOT by any means balanced, but they are complex as hell. The alcohol is detected with ease, and burns the throat. The mouthfeel is off a bit, but for nearly 18% ABV, it is very acceptable. DFH World wide has nothing on this beer. Whatever this beer lacks in complexity, it makes up for in pure power! This is top notch.
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle to glass. Pours black with a ran head. Aroma is burnt coffee. Taste is kick you in the mouth bitter coffee. Like your chewing on coffee grounds, the bitterness is overwhelming. After three sips I feel like I need to brush my teeth, this one needs help.
Cenzura (376) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: dried plums, classy alcohol, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste: really bitter, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, hops and really full body. Small head, good lacing and medium carbonation.
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Black with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is sweet, lots of alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate, dry, bitter hoppy, ending. Nice.
madelfonatree (225) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased in July 2015 enjoyed November 13, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter.
Look - Pours brown, not black. Finger of frothy tan head (fine to large bubbled). Little lacing. Settles to a ring.
Smell - Chocolate. Coffee. Char. Toffee. Alcohol.
Taste - Chocolate masks booze well. First sip was spicy. Warmth improves it. Bubblegum on end.
Feel - Chewy. Thick. Stings tongue. Burns.
Overall - Finishing this by yourself is a task. Time to go to bed.
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cervesa molt correcta i recomenable de beure amb calma, destaquen sobretot els tocs a licor.
Cerveza muy correcta y recomendable de beber con calma, destacan sobretodo los toques a licor.
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. dark black pour, massive tan head. Sharp roasty smoke and coffee. Whisky and alcohol, very strong and boozy. Bit of a weird bitter aftertaste. Its a flavour bomb, there is just too much going on here to be a truly enjoyable beer.
drsordr (1741) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour motor oil black and thick with huge tan head with good retention. Nose dark fruit, light roast, boozy. Taste sweet dark fruit, light bitter, roasted malt, chocolate. All the while some underlying heat from alcohol. Almost light smoke on the finish.
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours motor oil black with a nice dark brown head and amazing lacing. Nose of burnt char dark chocolate green apples huge alcohol. Being brave on this one. Huge flavors mostly char and green apples this beer is very young and needs lots of age. Long char finish. Its pretty simple huge brutal brew.
Bawelt (188) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Juste impressionnant. Pour le coup, l’alcool est très présent, il faut laisser un minimum reposer.
Le nez est très fraise, la torréfaction se sent peu.
En bouche, l’attaque amère est agressive. On est sur un café surtorréfié très présent mais loin d’être raté, les fruits noirs supportent le tout. Longueur amère vraiment impressionnante.
altonbrownd (4592) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/16/2011 2:30:16 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Darkest brown, tall mocha head. Bourbon nose. Taste is quite sweet, creme brullee like. Espresso. But way too strong to be enjoyable. Too much for me.