ABUSEDGOAT (2852) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Brown colored with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark sugar, caramel, grapefruit, alcohol, light roast, somewhat fruity. Medium to full body, a lot of flavors, malt dominated, not really that exciting despite all that’s going on. It’s like hosting a party with top notch food and drink with a dorky crowd. benpickens (537) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours an inky brown with a big coffee colored head that leaves ample lacing; atrong aromas of brown sugar, port, fruitcake and tobacco; creamy and heavy mouthfeel with sweet palate with a bitter edge. gyllenbock (9855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop, San Diego.
Almost black with a firm head. Sweet with malt, dried fruit, toffee, bread and some light hops. The body was full and the finish long. Not a bad one but sweet and heavy.
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Where and how: mini tasting, bottle 650 ml thornecb (6062) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Aroma: heavy dark malts but not overly so. Clean hop vibe on side, clean alcohol. Pleasant and refined. 7 +
Top: small white head.
Base: clear ?... could not say, brown.
Palate : medium full bodied, chewy texture with delicate carbonation.
Taste: drinkable and predictable. It does have noticeable house character. Nice heavy yet easygoing brew. Balanced.
other notes perfect choice as tasting finishing brew.
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Raisin, plum and molasses aromas. Thick with molasses and clove upfront turning to dark caramel covered dried fruit and chocolate before the lasting, warming bitter root finish.
mansquito (6911) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2016
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is toffee, dark fruit, light booze, sugar. Taste is fairly bitter. Kind of sweet. Lingering aftertaste. Kind of thick body. Pretty good. Not as heavy as it seems it should be. ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle shared by Chris on 10/15/16.Johnsense (1755) - - OCT 30, 2016
Deep amber-auburn body is clear and topped by a thin, beige head.
Strong spiciness in the nose suggest there are still some hop acids floating around in here. Light citrus, pine and such balance the strong caramel-toffee maltiness. Lots of fruity esters, rye-like spiciness and fruitiness and actually somewhat reserved on the alcohol for its size.
Tastes like a barleywine. Yay. Clobbered with malt, bitterness and light alcohol, with lots of sugars lingering, big fruity notes from the nose and light caramel and vanilla notes lingering. You’d think these guys would have got sick of making these beers by now. Who do they think they are, Southern Tier?
Brown pour, smaller offwhite head. Quad-like aroma, candied sugars, roasted malt. Strong malt backbone, brown sugar, candy, strong hopping. Medium body Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
cushy mouthfeel. hops. boozei s in background. big malt and bitterness.complex. nasel workout. Bricks (1150) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Black appearance, nice tan head. Aroma is nice, but super malty. Super malty smokiness, maybe some licorice... it’s smooth..