illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog purge. On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Basically exactly what you’d expect from all the ingredients -- a muddled, sweetish, hoppyish, boozyish beer. Tea, caramel, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruit, grapefruit, resin. All thrown together at random. Not terrible but it doesn’t resonate with me.
reebtogi (5945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a cloudy brown color with a 2 finger light tan head that retains well and settles to some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light chocolate with some light roasted grains, earthy hops and some citrus. Taste is chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with some roasted barley bitterness along with some earthy and citrus hop bitterness and hints of some dark fruits. Body is medium to heavy with mild carbonation and there is some alcohol present. Overall, this is quite a complex brew with a lot going on and is quite enjoyable.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A brown malt orgy that is not too boozy. Surprisingly nice sipper
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed with some age on it (2 years?) because I rarely felt like drinking a 13% beer by Hebrew
The look: Cloudy very dark brown body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is an overload of malts with rich toffee, pastry, hazelnuts, chocolate and more. When cold the beer doesn’t emanate too much booze so the aroma is rather inviting for the sweet malty beer lover. Taste is just about every calorific malt related flavor… toffee, chocolate cake, grandma’s date squares, crusty sugar pie, roasted hazelnuts, burnt caramel and certainly other stuff. And then tobacco leafs and some other flavors probably related to the hops. Surprisingly the alcohol keeps a relatively low profile. For a gimmicky beer (13 kind of malts, 13 kind of hops and 13% abv) I thought this beer was surprisingly cohesive. I’m not a fan of monster sippers but I found this one to be above average, a beer like this would certainly score above 4.0 on ratebeer if from a hyped brewery. Good sipper here, I feared it would be a train wreck and I was pleasantly surprised. When putting my thoughts together to write this rating I realized I actually liked this beer more than I thought I would, I often surprise myself with my ratings, sometimes I start to write a sentence and I don’t even know how it is going to guacamole.
sherm1016 (1273) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, although it looked like it was an ounce or so short, part of the 2011 Holiday set. Pours a deep, brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is boozy, malty, nutty. A little heavy on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, nutty, malty, caramel, boozy, with a light bitter finish. Just ok.
Blairgus (4344) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30 mar 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Aroma is meaty, alcohol, and red fruit. Full body and mildly fizzy. Lots of alcohol, barley wine, dark chocolate. Great!
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robinvboyer (4311) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a BIG beer. Huge aroma of charred malts, big roast, burnt brown sugar, maple, and scorched grains. Thick boy, soft carb, very bitter finish, with a huge dose of more burnt, scorched ingredients. Some subtle pine, grassy hops, lots of herbs. 13% seems a little high, i’ll bet a la southern tier, this 13 is probably more like 8-9%.
madmitch76 (23396) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15th March 2010
Very deep dark red-brown beer. Just about transparent. No real head. Mild but unfortunate paint tones on the nose. Smooth soft palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty. Semi sweet chocolate and mild coffee and a little cream. A dash of Port Wine and another hint of paint. Not getting much hop. Hides the abv well. Quite light all round and a good flavour that would be very good sans the paint.
Kranin (23) - - FEB 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Part of Hebrew Holiday Gift Pack. Tastes more like a Russian Imperial to me. Delicious alcohol & sweetness. (12oz Bottle/Blue Max) 02/2012
robforbes (2205) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear deep dark maroon with a small khaki head, and very good lacing.
smell is of malt, caramel, and a touch of citrus in the back.
taste is dry, cocoa, some dark fruits, a little licorice, some hops, and malt. ends very dry and a little bitter.
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Full pint at the Petrol Station in Houston. Got to meet Jeremy and keep the pint glass :-)
Honestly I’d never heard of this brewery until this week, but this beer is awesome. It reminds me of a pumped up Celebrator...
Aroma of fruit, raisin, chocolate. Smooth, almost nitro bubble head.
Really full bodied, yet it hides the alcohol well.