gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt. Detected that aluminum can aroma also. Black body with good tan head that left plenty of lace on the glass. Get a good full bodied creamy malt roast flavor. Leaves a roasted aftertaste on the palate. bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2014
APPEARANCE - dark black, creamy light brown head that fades quickly. jtclockwork (17467) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
NOSE - Smells of strong ale and elderberries. (But not so much on the elderberries.)
FLAVOR - very rich maltiness. Feels thick & flavor stays on the tongue long after each drink.
NOTES - Excellent beer.
Bottle shared by Bobby at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of sherry, fig, cocoa, caramel and dark fruit. Medium body. alexsdad06 (10955) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a dark brown color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, fig, raisins, molasses, herbal hops, a hint of resin. Interesting brew that I will continue to check out each year. ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2013
All of this series of beers is pretty heavy handed, but this one is one of the better ones. Lots of dark fruit, some licorice, and hints of caramel.
bhensonb (15858) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours dark brown with a slight beige/tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and whiskey. I know there’s no barrel here, but it smells that way to me. Or maybe a bit cola! Near full bodied. Flavor of figs, prune and raisins. Some treacle. Maybe a touch of chocolate in the finish. A nice dark beer with mild suggestions of heat. Not exactly dry, but certainly not all that sweet. djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Hay merchant. Pours a dark brown ruby hue with small beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is raisin caramel and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate malt with light roast and light bitterness in the finish. A good American strong ale from HeBrew. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. This beer was not as complex as I hoped it would be. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of the same, with some sweetness from the chocolate and some medium to heavily roasted malt. The alcohol also begins to creep in, but it is not as in your face as it is in some of the other Jewbelation beers. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. PorterPounder (8315) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown - almost black with a thin mocha colored head. Sweet aroma, pipe tobacco and dates come to mind. Flavor is strong and bold. Bittersweet baker’s chocolate, dates, molasses all meld together with a back end of pipe tobacco then hold it all together. Nice thick mouthfeel. Done up rather well. Enjoyed this while watching the Masters on Easter Sunday. BeerandBlues2 (13872) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Maniac at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours dark brown to tawny with a small, frothy light tan head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is figs, plums, dates and moderate caramel and cookie malt, and pine, herbal hops. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.