JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016 wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark, nearly opaque, cola color with a thick rich tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, molassas and brandy. Taste is brandylike, yet dry rather than sweet. Dark fruit comes through in the taste as well along with espresso and dark chocolate. There is a vinous character as well with the slightest aftertaste of licorice and bitters. Alcohol warmth evident after the swallow. Very complex, but oh so interesting.
Very dark with almost a hint of purple. Moderately sized head of creamy tan bubbles. Initial impression of the aroma was only of sweet black malt, but it does seem to add depth as it sets. Initial dark malt, treacle, pears, plums, licorice, mint, and light floral scents make an appearance. Thick, but rather lifeless feel. Initial sweetness, leads to some charred, ashy flesh flavors. Dry ashy finish. The aromas promise so much more that what the flavors deliver. 10/11
alliance100 (1187) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bootle - pours a dark almost murky brown . Big dark fruit aromas . Taste is thick sweet and a hint piney. A big beer .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bomber thanks to Sean. I love this brewery. Pours a dark unclear black color with a medium tan head. A big fruity nose, some smoke, heat. The flavor is very sweet, sticky, oil, dark fruit, molasses, some, some spicy rye. Really drinkable despite the ABV and sweetness. Oxidized a bit which helps. Tobacco. shigadeyo (3818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
6/03/2010: He’Brew 13... Aroma: Hmmm... Weak maltiness; citrus hard candy; possibly a hint of smoke (barely). Appearance: Deep brown in color with a thin beige head and rapidly dissapears. Flavor: Richand chewy; dark malts - caramelized malts; citrusy; decent alcohol presence. Palate: Medium to medium-full in body; a touch thin; fairly smooth. Overall: Lacks richness and depth; somewhat disappointed; the high level of alcohol is degrading the flavor and depth that previous versions of this beer have had...
fl. oz. bottle (13% Alc. by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #290 for this beer.
Dark brown body, light brown body. Aroma has lots of alcohol, raisins and sweet malt. Flavour has sweet bready malt and really sweet malts with alcohol.
rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
650 ml bottle. From New York. Courtesy of Brandman. PotjeBier (3834) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
Dark brown colour with a tiny greyish white head.
Dark malty aroma with dark fruits, soy sauce and bitterness in the aroma.
There’s malt, some bitterness, some dark fruits, soy sauce and mild alcohol. The alcohol is quite well hidden.
66 cl bottle @ home, bought late 2009 in Pasadena, CA. Clear, deep dark red-brown color. Beige head, quickly receding. Aroma’s: sweet, sugar, red fruit, caramel/toffee, burnt sugar, alcoholic. Flavor is medium sweet, roasted, raisins, dark toffee. Strong alcohol feel. Medium to full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Finishes slightly dry, a bit woody, lightly bitter. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog) Deep brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of pineapple, berry, booze, caramel, toast, and citrus. taste is of roasted malts, booze, berries, tropical fruit, tree bark. TimE (6259) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2013
Hello. This beauty has aged wonderfully!!! Cracked it open after losing my passport and having it found at a beer bar. Dark brown color, light brown head. Rich malty, off sweet nose shows figs, milk chocolate, caramel, molasses, raspberries and rye bread. The mouth is superb, as the flavors have really melded well and shows great depth of fig, caramel and milk chocolate. Very rich, but never too sweet or cloying. Warming lingering fig finish. I loved this beer. Definitely a good winter warmer!!!. ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Really nice, really rich beer. Some caramel, some alcohol, some dark fruit, licorice. Pours deep, dark brown with a thick head. One of the best anniversaries by Hebrew,