skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
WOW. Can’t believe I never got around to rating this. Thanks again to Skyhand. Bottled in 1995. Drank around 2007ish. An absolutely brilliant perfection once again from Alan. The man really can do no wrong. Big and fairly boozey but it only compliments the raisin, toffee, candy, and bits of awesome burnt cocoa. SO GOOD. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Nice dark pour with no real head. Flavor is aweome. Sean9689 mentioned that this was the best bottle he had ever tried, and it was really good. Sweet, tobacco, port, leather, hints of dark fruit. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Served in a Hair of the Dog stemmed taster. Nose is similar to Dave but without being as heavy on the smoke. Blackberry jam, booze, tobacco, and mild spice notes. Bit of booze. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
Thanks to Richard for the share. Paired with Hair of the Dog Dave.
The beer appears virtually still and is dark brown in color. The aroma brings molasses, a touch of soy sauce, though certainly not off putting. Additional notes of leather, maple. The flavor brings more spice than the aroma indicated. A bit of pepper with moderate booze. Void of carbonation and really smooth in the palate. A once in a lifetime experience and certainly an enjoyable experience pairing this with Dave. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a nice deep black pour, coal with good haziness, dark and opaque. Frothy brownish head atop laces ok as a thicker ring. Aromas are cocoa, toffee, and a bit roasty. Chocolate, some roast, mellow growing earthy hop bitterness. Initial is roasty, dry and bitter, some pretzel, cocoa, and more toast and roast as we press on. Toasty, dry. Middle is cocoa, dark black malts, and toffee. Still firmly dry, roasty, and cocoa. nice bigger flavors, backend is dry, toasty, rich coffee and dry bakers chocolate. Finish is dry, a bit bitter and cocoa laden, shavings, gentle dark fruit. Solid fun beer.
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is fruity malty raisins fidges dark fruits. Flavor is fullbodied peppery fruity raisiny malty slightly roasted velvety smooth and a bit bitter. Very well kept, excellent.