ogiergrove (105) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells rich and sweet. Caramel malt flavor with subtle smoke and raisin. Warm but not overly alcoholic taste.
SHIG (3061) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a blackish brown with red edges. The head was creamy tan but dissipated fast. Aroma was sweet malts. Taste is a rich chocolate and sweet malts with a roasted finish.
Nejhleader (1057) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a nice faint sweet malt aroma. Creamy body, nice taste of a bit molasses
Had a bit of a rough aftertaste
ajnepple (480) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburís. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, toffee, light roast and wood, smoky and nutty. Similar flavor, light herbs and hop oil, pretty damn sweet and malty overall. The alcohol is mostly hidden. Pretty full body, thick, chewy and creamy. Not too bad, a little too sweet for me, though.
Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toffee, caramel, cherry, nutty, vanilla, and subtle cocoa aromas, with some peaty notes. Dark bronze with a nicely retaining, khaki head. Mostly dry, malty, and strong. Medium-full bodied with low carbonation, warming but not too hot, and finishes with a lingering maltiness and mild booze.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - A deep dark brown with garnet highlights. A 1.5 tan head sinks into a thin cap. Delicate lacing towards the bottom.
S - Old lacquered church pews. Dark fruit-figs and prunes sit underneath a smokey peat and alcohol soaked wood.
T - Sour and smoked wood, slightly salty, roasted nutty malt, boozy dark fruit, alcohol invades the entire mouth. Finishes tangy with a woody alcohol-type dryness.
M - Full bodied, viscous, smooth carbonation, alcohol is bold and heavy even for this style.
This beer has great character and deep flavors. The alcohol was screaming through this beer. It had nice low level bitterness. There was no hiding it. It actually develops levels of flavors but was on the verge of taking them over.
Serving type: bottle
sfontain (673) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, Andersons. Very dark but clear brown; medium beige head becomes nothing; no lacing. Aroma heavy sweet malt, toffee, sugar. Flavor has the peat and smoke thing evident and it is definitely different; reminds me a bit of Scotch liquor; deep dark malt, caramel; heavy and sweet and boozy. Heavy, full body; very sticky. Nice.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malty scent, coffee beans, syrup. Complex taste of malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and some warm, liquory sweetness. Bit of a sour aftertaste, but enjoyably so. Combined with the 10% ABV, this is a hardy brew.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When they say heavy, they aren't kidding, it totally rich with malt and major nutty flavors . The hops are strong but really kept in the background. A super strong beer for the real beer drinker
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EtTuCthulhu (398) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of this beer is black with a medium tan head, and the aroma is very malty with no room for anything else. The taste is strong umami and mildly sour, which makes for an intense flavor experience; furthermore, the palate combines a full body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly astringent finish.
Rosebeerlover (11) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Disappointing. Pours dark, almost black. Opaque. Nice crema head. Taste, however, is cloying, being sweet and heavy like syrup. And one small beer sets you back two or three for the evening given the 10% alcohol. Good if you want to get drunk, but not if you want to enjoy more beers.