S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a beautiful dark brown with a one-finger dark tan head. Aroma is super rich molasses, heavy malts, fig paste, & port wine (noticeable alcohol). Taste is off the charts. Dried black figs & molasses up front, really heavy mouthfeel, and smooth chocolate malts for a decadent finish. Absolutely beautiful! Heathen (1501) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 16, 2012
THOUGHTS: Wow. Almost too many flavors and aroma going on at first. This might have been the most complex thing (not just beer) I ever tasted. This beer was worth a thousand flavors. Hid alcohol incredibly well. I’d love to age some of this for a long time. You’d think all the flavors in the blend would blend together, but this really tasted like you were tasting at least six different beers.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a small, beige head that kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel, chocolate, chocolate syrup; hints of coffee; light citrus hops; grape; raisin; prune; dark and sour cherries; port; wood; butterscotch; slight vanilla; a little bourbon and whiskey; and other dark fruit. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly sour; while the finish was heavily sweet; moderately sour; lightly acidic; and slightly bitter with and average to long duration. There was bourbon, caramel, sour fruit, whiskey, rye, chocolate, coffee, citrus hops, sour rye, vanilla, a little roasted malt, prunes, raisin, dark sour cherry, toffee, butterscotch, and a little wood. The full body was creamy and then a little oily with soft carbonation and a slightly astringent and alcoholic finish. WildcardZone (6) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
A wonderful Jewbelation and another grand slam for my love of heavy, complex beers!
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Aroma is fruit and very tart, similar to a lambic. The flavor is fruit, mild sweetness, malts and an alcoholic/warm finish. ads135 (5319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Can beers get more complicated than this? The Hebrewers are constantly trying to push that envelope... Still, it paid off. A nice blend that manages to present most of the best characteristics of its many ingredients, inc. the funkiness and rye in particular.
outlawskies (564) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Wow this is freaking awesome bear. Worth the price. Julie would probably love this
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Black with tan head. Malty aroma of whiskey and oak. Has an unexpectedly and outstanding sour flavor yet its also got the sweet molasses, dark fruit and toffee of a bourbon aged barley wine. Awesome and very unique flavor profile