beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Pours a rich black color with no head. Vanilla and prunes in the aroma. Flavor matches but is very boozy. Should have been aged, was served at a bottleshare.
Salmoniform (1001) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark hue with thick brown head. Aroma is chocolate, figs, toffee, molasses. Thick body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew!
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer...Big vanilla caramel and toasty toffee. Such a good sherry like on the back end. Everything is so good about this big brew.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"viscous, big in every way. the ONLY knock is that it may have been even better at a "restrained" 13 or 14% as opposed to nearly 19% for the 2011 batch. Still, for a beer that strong the alcohol was not overbearing, just a little more of a player than iíd like. Chewy feel...loads of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, roasted malt, hops (no not really:)). A very nice brew that is definitely overhyped, but thatís not really their fault. another iím glad i did not pay for :)"
ciocanelu (101) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big bourbon aroma and very sweet, malty taste. Medium, syrupy body. More like a barleywine than an imperial stout.
dansac (106) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Biggest and best beer from the bruery. Absolutely mind boggling: enormous. Dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, and a humongous amount of booze and bourbon. Itís surprisingly not as thick as you would think, more syrupy and sweet and than big, roasted and bitter. Carbonation is soft. Heavy monster.
italianjohn (2374) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 2012 bottle ... Black pour with off white head ... Aroma of molasses, boozy, spices, vanilla, bourbon and light vanilla ... The taste is amazingly spicy intense vanilla, oak bourbon, butterscotch, dark fruits and burning booze .... Lots of abv and this beer is two years old! ... Has a roasted and very dry dark chocolate once you let it warm and settle ..... Body is thick and slick/oily look on the glass .. Has a thick molasses like finish.... A very big beer and as advertised but boozy as hell!!!!
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sent to me by b3shine-- thanks so much Beau! I shared this with Grippitis and a few others after a nice dinner in front of a comfortable outdoor fire. Pours a dark brown with golden-amber highlights and low-to-medium carbonation. I was surprised to find this beer isnít a black, motor oil impy! The aroma is sweet and boozy. The palate is full of dark fruits and tawny port traits, in equal balance with bourbon....and I actually mean bourbon, not "barrel-and-bourbon"-- thereís a lot of booze in here! The finish is a little hot, edging toward harsh but staying in the sweet spot. So pleased to have tried this hard to get treat!
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
AWESOME, Big, prune, slight sherry, slrsht anise...boubon oak olfactory, nice heat fro high alcohol. Tar finish, bitter sweet cocoa back bone. Malt complexity finishes this out and a perfect brew in my opionion.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, booze, figs, dates, coffee, tobacco, coconut. Flavor is port wine, figs, tobacco, dates. Finish is boozey, port wine, liquorey. Lingering wood and spirits. Full body, virtually no carbonation. A solid malt bomb.