rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 19, 2018 cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vim and Vigor. This is a remarkable beer, drinkable despite the absurd alcohol level. It does suffer in terms of smoothness and mouthfeel however. Rich, black as motor oil and just as thick. I am a fan of Dogfish of many years and this is an achievement despite the inherent challanges of such a beer. It is an excellent beer, but overrated- stonger and darker does not necessarily mean better.
Bottle at home. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, dark dried fruits, licorice, some soy notes, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation. PotjeBier (3838) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2017
12 oz bottle (from 2011) @ home. Pitch black color. Brownish head with short retention. Aroma's: sweet, molasses, brown sugar, fruit, raisins, alcohol. Retronasal it's sweet, syruppy, alcohol, some chocolate. Flavor is above moderate sweet, alcoholic, fruity. Sharp alcohol feel, warming. Medium bodied (expected fuller). Long finish. Good, but expected more. Should have had this earlier. It does get better after slow sipping though. bth122 (1704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle. Finally got my hands on one of these bad boys. Pours a black color with medium head. Aroma is strong Bourbon like alcohol, cocoa, coffee. Heavy bodied. Light sweetness which goes nice with high alcohol. Smooths it out. Creamy texture. A smooth sipper with big warming alcohol. Yes it actually warms you up as you drink this monster. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Stoned99 (1703) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2017
12 ounces bottle, Bottled in Nov 2016. Gift from Guillaume. Aroma: really strong alcohol, coffee, anis, chocolate, subtle roastiness. App: pitch black with minimal brown head leaving shy lacing. Taste and palate: full body, lots of chocolate and heavy alcohol burning finish. Overall: quite impressed about this 18% abv beer. Really didn't think it would actually taste like a stout. It never feels too sweet either. For sure the alcohol is quite present in the nose and on the palate but it's not unpleasant. This is not really something I would drink often but I wouldn't mind sharing this beer with 2 or 3 friends and drink it as a digestive. Well made but of course too much for one person. Great. ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, small beige head. Aroma is boozy and sharp, chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is the same - slightly sweet up front with plenty of hot booziness, some chocolate, caramel and coffee notes.
pictoman (1254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2017
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Black with dissipating tan head. Roast malt with alcohol, mild chocolate and coffee, hint of soy and leather. Booziness doesn't show the full 18%, but it's still noticeable enough that it takes away from the flavour in a significant enough way to lower its rating. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2017
on tap black pour thin brown head aroma and taste is sweet dark chocolate and vanilla light roasted malt and licorice finish oobawa (1862) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottled on 11/16. Delicious massive stout, equal parts sweet and roasted and bitter and boozy, oil-thick and ridiculously drinkable for an 18% monster. Loads of bittersweet chocolate and mocha underlined by a formidable roasted barley backbone, mixing with a surprising Belgian fruitiness--figs, cherries, dates, etc.--and a underlying hop bitterness, piney and strong. Liquor warmth shows up on the fade, but not nearly as present as you'd expect. Big chocolate-java impy stout nose, and the pours pitch black and heavy as hell. Lovely, lovely stout. bonev (967) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo czane nalewa sie bez mala iloscia lekko bezowej piany. W aromacie alkohol, czekolada i mdly marcepan za ktorym nie przepadam. W smaku jak slodki czekoladowy likier i kukulki. Alkohol jest bardzo intensywnie odczuwalny pomimo tego to piwo to klasa sama w sobie. 05barnold (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2017
From the tap at the brewery in DE. This beer is fantastic. Aroma of coffee. Flavor of coffee and vanilla. This beer was dangerously smooth and drinkable for the ABV rating. Great beer to end the tour with.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone