Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
08 vintage!, aroma, basement malty esters, some brown sugarys too.
color, meduim amber hue small white head, glass lacing
taste, Alcohol burn somewhat at first, then the malty profile takes over the age, adds a old funk taste I cant put my finger on it exactly, but its good.
overall, found a 4 pack dating 08 was 12.5 alc by vol., a rich intersting brew!
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a mahagony color out of bottle. Quick fading head. Aroma is malt, hay, and alcohol. Taste follows nose. Going to lay down my second bottle see if it mellows a bit. Decent ale not worth the price.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 12 oz bottle of 2014 vintage from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma has brown sugar, tart cherries, leather, and NyQuil. Mouthfeel is thick and robust, with a bitter, boozy, and slightly astringent finish.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 wow first thoughtsmells good first tast e sweet not overwhelming alcohol, malty and thick. but damn it is a fine beer.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03 vintage. verny nice pours a syrupy reddish brown. thin lacy head. taste like the beer version of cognac. sweet mellow well blended date raisin almost prune like taste with the alcohol peaking through and letting you know its there. very good
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 bottle. Pours a very dark amber, with a small amount of tan head, nice fine lacing. Aroma is dominated by malt and alcohol. Lot of malt in this one, and the hops complement it rather than jumping into the forefront. Alcohol is less noticeable on the palate than it is in the aroma. Thick mouthfeel.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. I had the 2003 vintage and found it some how slightly similar in taste to that of the doghead fish stout. Definetly a lively ale with a unique taste but I have had better.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 Vintage. Pours a reddish brown color w/ a creamy head. Aroma is really nice - sweet, with some cantaloupe and a bit of toasty malt. Flavor is malt-forward with some metallic tones. Very dry, lots of spice coming through, including some yummy black pepper. Some noticeable red wine vibes. Not at all the palate you would expect from the aroma, but it’s still mighty enjoyable.
e303 (286) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. 2014 bottle. Aged three years. Pour is copper with a tiny head. Aroma is malty and caramel sweet, a bit bready. Taste follows through but adds an alcohol burn. Finish is smooth. Good shit.
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clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of thick malts. STRONG alcohol finish, almost like the end of a sip of whiskey. But overall flavor is of caramel malts, hop bitterness, and some dried fruit tones. Low carbonation. If not for the alcohol, this gets a higher score.