coachd (649) - Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Complex multilayered aroma. I’m getting traces of cinnamon, starfruit, roasty malt, very light hops, overall sweetness. No booze at all detected in the smell, surprising for 17% ABV. I love the aroma of this beer. Smells more like a Belgian ale than an American Strong Ale. Striking dark brown color with thin off white foam. Tastes like booze, spice and black licorice with some hop bitterness at the end. I don’t mind a little heat in my stronger beers, and this one certainly brings that, but I was expecting it. Palate is smooth, and it has a huge aftertaste that might not ever go away. This beer tastes and feels like drinking whiskey. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I would like to try an aged bottle of this.
madmitch76 (23312) - , 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.
The_Osprey (7132) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
November 2016 - Bottle share at Canary Wharf. Many thanks to Leighton for this very solidly, if perhaps ’politically incorrectly’, named beer! As ’He-brew Jewbelation Reborn’, 17%. Opaque black with a foamy tan head, leaving dotted lacing. Aroma is chocolate syrup, soil, ash. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is black pepper and booze, ash and earth, dusty, quite sugary. Doesn’t drink like it’s 17%. Interesting to try but I wouldn’t want much. (3.0)
teorn88 (7198) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle shared in CW, thanks to leighton. It pours a clean brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is sticky sweet with notes of chocolate vanilla toffee. Taste is also sweet and boozy with more notes of chocolate and caramel, with a drying bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very boozy.
mR_fr0g (10328) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on Level 42 14/11/2016. Huge thanks to to Leighton for this one. A thick oily chestnut brown coloured pour, fading tan head. Aroma is sweet jammy fruits, strawberry, cakey malts, mint, cocoa, . Flavour is composed big sweet treacle, liquorice, dark choc, smooth Bourbon, sweet, cakey. Palate is very sweet, sticky brown sugars, cloying. Treacle.
Theydon_Bois (17944) - 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.
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle care of Leighton, at level. It pours pretty opaque black with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich, filthy, liquorice, treacle, vanilla, cake chocolate, dark fruits, Horlicks and frangelico. The taste is rich, filthy, roasted malt, toasty, coffee, malt loaf, toasted nut, some boost, wood, earthy and spice with a warm, boosty finish. Full body and moderately, foamy carbonation. Not so much depth to . Not bad.
Leighton (19502) - 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.
jjgmd (2051) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany brown pour with a large Java tight lasting head. Nose is very sweet caramel, malt and heavy toffee . Taste is heavy sweet malt laden with alcohol ...’ nitro ’ smooth and velvety ! Finishes sweetly with the heavy malty notes and dryly. A sipper ! Quaff Score 6 / 10
mansquito (5727) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottleshare: pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is booze, dark fruit, really hefty and malty. Taste is large sweet and boozy. A bit too much.
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my Uncle Mitch for this one. Pours dark brown motor oil. Foamy tan head with great retention. Smells of hot toffee, new leathers, fig pudding. Tastes of sugsr plums, vanilla, charred oak, and a candy cane/alcohol finish--almost like rumpleminz liqueur. Boozy and sweet. A delicious treat.