yespr (43039) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours thick brown to black, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and liqourice. Dry malty, malty, alcohol and roasted. Breadish. Roasted. Dry. Sweet caramelish, bitter hoppy and dry malty. Bitter and dry finish.
anders37 (25552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak boozy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th November 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Leighton. Clear deep brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles for a head. Palate is comparatively light and semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Sweet and spice laden dark malts, alcohol spice. Some dark chocolate. Savoury sweet dark fruits. Light dry finish. Entertaining but lacks the complexity of some of the earlier anniversary beers and from a 17% monster you want a little more. Still good though.
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of DCLawyer. Deep clear amber. Aroma of boozy caramel. Taste is just booze.
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in NYC. Been aging this a few years. Pours deep amber-brown with creamy, beige nose holds well toasted malts, dried fruits, some earth, raisins, cherry. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with lots of ripe berries, a little cola, fruitcake, toasted caramel, light earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with plenty of toasted sugars, more berries, toffee, some scorched earth. Not a ton of depth, but it drinks pretty good for its strength.
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquors, Vancouver
The color is almost black, with medium sized head. Mild aroma of dark caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, bread. Full bodied; caramelly, moderately sweet, very boozy, bread, raisins, light liquorice; too strong alcohol perception. Pungent final (strong bitterness and alcohol).
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to Leighton, 14/11/16.
Light black with a decent kahki cap.
Nose is sweet malts, brown sugar, toffee, faint coconut, chocolate.
Taste comprises brown sugar, toffee, spice, burnt notes, molasses, big fruit cake.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Ok strong .. a touch harsh at times but an ok sipperoo.
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / amber with a small tan head. Aroma brings out burnt roasted malt, caramelized sugar, and who knows what else - smells very confused and uncoordinated. Flavour... not sure how to describe this - this is all over the place - notes of roasted malt, caramelized sugar, scorched hops, and even some feet / BO notes. This is very strange. Totally a gimmick beer at this stage in the anniversary series. It’s drinkable, and amazingly well-concealing of the ABV. Good stuff, but only drinkable in small quantities.
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a very slight, creamy tan head. Aroma has a bit of heat, and lots of Dark fruit. Maybye a bit of smoke. Full bodied +. Flavor is very malty, with dark fruit, coffee, could be chocolate. It’s almost meaty. Treacle is in it. It has hoppy bitterness, but it’s sort of a losing battle. Flavors are strong enough the alcohol gets lost from perception. Quite gobsmacking!
Ratman197 (14356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, plum, cherry and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, dried fruit and light cocoa with a smooth lingering fruity cocoa finish.