Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small tan head. Roasted aroma with some licorice and spices and plenty alcohol. Sweet alcohol dominated flavour with licorice, spice and and a bit of oxidated/vineous dried fruit.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A big boozy slightly fruity stout. Almost acceptable
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when almost exactly 3 years of age
The look: Black body topped by a very small tan head
In long: Nose is has plenty of booze (no surprise here) and also some dark fruits. Taste is very simple, sweetness level is through the roof, a tolerable alcohol warmth (thankfully not the alcohol bite I was expecting), some kind of blackened malt syrup, figs, some other dark fruits, a shot of black sambuca, oat, liquorice. The mouthfeel is surprisingly nice and not syrupy. Thick velvety body and a medium carbonation. Not a very good by any stretch of the imagination but not the absolute train wreck that I feared either. I traded my other bottle away and I don’t know how I ended up with 2 bottles of a sweet boozy Weyerbacher beer in my cellar. I don’t remember buying a bottle, much less two. You know when you read a page of a book and at the end of the page you need to start all over again because you were not conscious of what you were doing. That page is an average day of my life.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Courtesy of northernbrews. Oily black, no head. Big dark fruits, tobacco, and alcohol. Flavor on par, but solvent like alcohol dominates. Very warming. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, Thins quite a bit at times. Just can’t get past the alcohol.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham, aged for 3-4 years, which seems to have served it well. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Nose is nutty, sweet, slightly roasty, with dark stewed fruits and Belgian sugars. Taste is sweet as hell, and boozy, but not so much, I guess, for 13.6%. Hard to drink much of this. Definitely a slow sipper.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ home, courtesy of LIVEFAST. Thanks! Deep brown/black appearance with a brown head. Belgian yeasty, dark chocolate, fairly roasty, light anise aroma. Rich dark chocolate, Belgian yeasty, somewhat fruity, anise flavor. Very smooth for 13%- some warming on the finish but this sucker is pretty smooth. I think this is actually a very tasty beer.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle from 2008, 12 oz bottle is dark black with thin tan head, aroma has notes of anise, dark fruit, some chocolate and coffee, some caramel in there as well. Taste is nice dark fruit, anise, toffee, caramel, hints of coffee, finishing fairly bitter. Not bad.
Koelschtrinker (9894) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 2, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alkoholischer aber ausgeglichener dunkler Malzantrunk.Später bilden sich hier cremige Schokoladennoten, der Alkohol wird schlagartig offensichtlich und brennt in der Nase. Süßlich, vollmundig, gut. Geringfügig herb. Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier! /12/13/13/9/13
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the big Hair of the Dog PreSale Tasting... Poured jet black with a thin, off-white head. Still lots of business here with a thick palate. Some roast and coffee and some nice eatery yeast tones. Toffee and cocoa added some balance.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle from Beer Sommelier! Thanks Matt). Pours black with brown head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. Aroma has caramel, oats, light coffee and some alcohol. Taste is sweet with some caramael and vanilla. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Smooth finish. Pretty good and abv is well hidden for the most part.