cheap (5855) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2017 mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sarsaparilla bubble gum. Hint of black licorice. Alcoholic. Don’t like. Strong flavor.
So, I buy this beer bottle on a clearance rack thinkin its expired october fest because it says autumn beer on the label. From the start I see its big black large & in charge and a little muddy in my glass. Smell is mild whiskey soaked saddle. Reminds me of well used, gas soaked shovelhead oil. Very rude first impressions. Lots of muddy sediment on the bottom of the bottle, wew. Forget about a fest beer, or even a bock beer, this is fockin hell. Lives up to its name, a monster of a beer. I bet domestic imperial stout lovers will love this concoction. So big so heavy so impressive so over the top. Finish is simply volatile. A big nasty glass of shuttah hell up. Dizzying. Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2017
This brew pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of raisin, spice, caramel and earthy malt. The finish is chocolate malt and dark fruit. Above average overall. drdisque (838) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
On tap at Steelhouse Tavern in Troy. Very full bodied dark colored ale. Strong chocolate and spice notes in the aroma. Flavor is rich with prune and raisin flavors and a lot of spice. Almost like the pumpkin spice latte of beers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the body. Would be better if it was creamier. Not awful but I wouldn’t recommend. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Boardman, Oh - Vintage Estate Wine & Beer. Dark, auburn brown pour, thin dark khaki colored head. Aroma of licorice and brown sugar. Bold, robust flavor, some chocolate, tobacco, molasses make their presence known. Thick, rich mouthfeel.. Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Bottled. Pours dark with little head. Spiced aroma. Thick and smooth mouthfeel, very creamy. Smooth without a bit of alcohol at all. Low carbonation with a clean finish.
SG111 (1820) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours dark roasted color, tan head. Aroma is cinnamon spice, dark roasted malt, some dark fruits, maybe plum, nice. Flavor is cinnamon, dark roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruits again, maybe black cherry, plum. Some Belgian spice character. Nice. Not bad. A little sweet. olenickj (114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Smells fairly sweet, hint of coffee. Gorgeous black with a tan head. Up front vanilla, transitions to chocolate and ends in coffee. Deep, well rounded stout. Very, very good. 2015 is better though. b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Dark black color with thin light brown head and moderate lacing. Aroma is huge, spicy and malty, with raisins and sweetness. Flavor has strong spices and little alcohol presence. Very tasty and rich. Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Dark brown, thick, and tastes like a cross between a grisette and an imperial stout. A bit of spruce, lots of chocolate. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Deep dark brown body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oats, coffee, toffee, light herbs and a hint of soy sauce. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with coffee, rich toffee, herbs, coffee, nuts, earth and even some licorice - pungent throughout with a nice complexity. Aftertaste shows some grain and herbal flavours with a lot of coffee, cream and burnt sugar flavour throughout - nice and deep. Overall, a nice beer for the style and one that blurs the lines - great to sample, and well worth having in this season that down this far south is more warm than chilly. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$2,29 sampled at home in Washington on 30-October-2015.