Aurelius (5474) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Nice vinous, chocolate raisinette aroma. Bomber. Jacobean black-brown, hard to see through. Tangy, tart, chocolate, cedar, anise. Complex. Thanks to Jme down at Proof Production Facility. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2017
Notes de chocolat, de raisins, de cerises, de caramel, de bourbon, de vinaigre, de bois mangé par les levures, de petites baies sauvages, d’épices, de chinotto. La bouche aigre-douce est tout aussi complète. Singulières saveurs qui fonctionnent totalement. On dirait presque une tarte à la farlouche avec levures acidifiantes. En bouche, c’est de moyenne densité avec une bulle engourdie. La finale est douce avec une cerise acidulée tellement délicieuse. Succulente bière envoyée chez moi par DuffMan. Thx for this great beer! oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a nice dark blackish amber color. Aromas of dark fruits, and some other hints, maybe bourbon, maybe coffee. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and drinkable as hell. raphael (1286) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
They say its retired but its on tap at NWIPA, though "funky" isn’t part of it, and 8%. very fruity, blaanced, a little tart but not sour. aromas of caramel, espresso and plums. flavor leans more toward cherry, sweet but not to, hops somewhere, a little salty. smooth but also a little weight. balanced finish. BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA. Dark cola pour with a frothy head. Rich dark fruit. Sweet. Very good!
ben4321 (6665) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2015
22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 6/12/15, Batch #2, Bottled 2/18/13
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Press a dark brown color with a slight orange hue and a small head. The aroma is sweet, dark malts, some bozzy notes, chocolate, and funk. Tastes rather funky and a little sweet. Medium-full body, average carbonation. Decent, but maybe a bit too much going on.
Poured a murky lighter brown with a white head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruits, and light Brett. Dark fruit and light lactic fatness actually kind of work together here. DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy, phantomhennes, TvM, and heavylaevy. Murky dark amber brown. Funky malty nose. Flavours of chocolate, brown bread, sour cherries, barnyard. Malty, funky, modestly sour-- a combination that really resonates with me. LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Much different than the 2015 (which was tangy/sour).
Pours a dark black with excellent lacing.
Nose - It has grapes and chocolate notes with a rich maltiness.
Taste - medium (to just below) mouthfeel. It has a nice balance of sweet and bitter with chocolate, dark fruits, grape skins and a charred oak note lingering into the finish.
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Poured from a well-aged bottle. Deep purple-black with a football-colored head like spun sugar. Aroma is complex, as you might expect: dark cherry, raisin, oak, cola, vinegar, cocoa, smoke. The flavor has more acidity in the form of balsamic vinegar, lemon, cherry, sharp oak, toffee and green apple. Sharp, lingering acidity and a touch of astringency. Creamy medium body, mild CO2. A smooth, complex blend of ales and lagers.