Tmoney99 (14972) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.
Teemu (15) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Excellent experience, even it is very strong, is has nice dark chocolate taste. VsXsV (4544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
33 cl from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Pours small to medium tan/brown head. Very dark brown to black colour. Nice lacing. Smells of coffee, dark fruits (figs, raisins etc), alcohol/solvents, chocolate, espresso, oak and some vanilla. Huge aroma. Taste starts of sweet with rummy notes and ends more bitter with chocolate and coffee. Nice but a bit overpowering and very obvious alcohol, though not unpleasant. Medium to full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Have tasted better stouts at this abv, but it’s not bad at all. thornecb (6060) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Oak, rum soaked pit fruit, chocolate and espresso aromas. Thick sweet chocolate upfront turning to chocolate, kirsch, and charcoal in the lasting burn finish. Tastes like it’s 36 proof... Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours a thick creamy dark murky brown with very little head. Pretty exciting to pour (or maybe it’s just the anticipation of what a $15 12oz beer might bring). If anything, I’d label it one of the maltiest beers I’ve had the pleasure of drinking (which is immediately noticed by the aroma). Very complex all the way through....finishes extremely well as its malty goodness fades slowly - almost begging you to take another sip. You can taste the subtle fruity notes (labeled as cranberries), but nothing specific seems to scream out at you. Very balanced - very drinkable...and although quite a potent beer, its craftsmanship is shown in the fact that its 18.2% alcohol content is well guarded by a bevy of sensational flavors.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Absolutely slap yourself and taste it again fantastic. I was not at all ready to love this, but it clutched my turnip sack and called attention to it’s unbridled, cagey, twisted theory come to life and had me at hel-fucking-lo. Smells of madeira, sherry and rum soaked cherries and a musty, mossy earth meets wood union of a boozy haze. Flavor is big fruity ruby port to start with a dry tawny, cedar-like sweet and sour duck sauce middle. The finish is carbon copy port and sherry fruitiness, sugary, sticky, boozy orange peel that just stays as long as it takes for you to eat or drink something else. Succulent and satisfying mouthfeel that has all the richness of a top shelf cab, with no refreshing thirst quench in site. May be the finest match for a punchy cigar that I’ve ever experienced (though I do not puff). Really pretty crimson-brown in the light on the edges but very dark brown when the glass is full. A gem in my opinion that is different and is to be celebrated for all it’s differences. 2010 12 oz. Thank You BrewDog. ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Chocolate grape like, a little raisin and cranberry smell some alcohol toasty caramel first taste is sweet, then you get some grape and cranberry finishes smokey/roasty Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brownish red color with a thin head. Below average head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, cherries, berries, caramel, and faint floral notes. The taste is big roasted malts with nutty notes, floral notes and quite a bit of berries, including strawberry and raspberry. Pretty boozy and hot. Medium-full bodied. Interesting. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle from La Bodega. Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Floral chocolate aroma and taste with oak, fruit, and jasmine on the back end. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pour a deep reddish black with a compact thick tan head. Aroma of fresh wood, rich malts, and alcohol. Chocolate, mild soy sauce and licorice, thick and oily with the requisite alcohol burn. Over the top, but in the best of ways.