Andrew196 (1855) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Pours a murky burgundy, wispy ivory head. Aroma of wine barrels, cherry, molasses, a hint of a floral hop edge. Medium-full bodied. More molasses, wood, red grape peel, chocolate, caramel, cherry.... Super balanced and stunningly easy to drink for the abv. Drake (13639) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Bomber. Dark brown. Aroma of caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, hints of grape and red wine. The taste is grapes, booze, toffee, caramel, oak. Medium bodied, hot. anders37 (26156) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel woody dark fruit toffee and caramel aroma. Fruity malty woody toffee caramel vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy woody toffee vanilla finish with hints of dark fruit. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2017
A: Dark mahogany with a creme color head.
N: Licorice, oak, caramel, leather, pine, ash, and smoke. Hint of molasses. Burnt brown sugar. Lots of candy sugar. Some brandy. Raisin, fig, and toffee. Maple syrup.
T: Very sweet and quite bitter at the same time. Definitely get the underlying beers here.
M: Medium-heavy body, a bit of alcohol, tingling carbonation, sticky.
O This is really nice. All the base beers show pu and add something to the mix. I bet this is even better in a few years. It is intense now, though. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2017
Shared bomber via PUB’R. Poured hazy dark brownish with minimal white head. Nose was caramel, molasses, oak, bourbon. Tasted caramelly, with dark fruit, molasses, incredibly complex palate, well hidden but apparent alcohol.
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2017
Dark pour. Boozy. Chewy. Definitely sweet. Delivers. It not the style of my dreams. Tide (3811) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2017
UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 Bottle from Dechutes Portland. Dark brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, resin, hops, mango, oak, bourbon, hops and toffee. Bitter finish with citrus, resin, hops, mango, oak, bourbon, toffee, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Exquisite American strong ale, but only in small portions. bluejacket74 (1991) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2017
22 ounce wax capped bottle, bottled on 8/1/16. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours very dark brown with some ruby red tinges, along with about an inch light tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and sweet, the brew smells like molasses, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit (red grapes/wine, plums), oak and some whiskey. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some roasted malt, cognac and dark bready flavors too. It’s mostly sweet tasting but not overpoweringly so. Not quite as boozy as I expected for being 14.3% ABV. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick and a bit syrupy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, definitely worth picking up! $20.99 a bomber. Capa (3251) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2017
Deep amber with nearly no head. Pow-Pow-Powerful profile. Intense whiskey, deep oak, ripened dark fruits, light vanilla, and slight red wine notes in the back. Intense booze from start to finish. Lingering boozy heat and slightly spiced dark fruits. Complex from the get go and seemingly ever evolving through the bottle. Thick and syrupy body. Good is an understatement on this sipper. Westchesterco (2035) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2017
From a 22 oz. bottle it is a dark Amber color with an off white head. The Aroma of butterscotch and caramel. The taste is vanilla and whiskey and oak Rich and tasty. Smooth finish.