oRos (1674) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Chris? . Aroma.is malt alcohol some dark fruits and apple. Taste is malty with dark strong ale fruit. With a lot of heat some soy sauce. * note this bottle was listed as California edition. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown. Aroma of chocolate, wood, sweet citrus. Taste is much the same, with abundant alcohol and faint hop bitterness. Just way too much alcohol taste apparent in this and not balanced enough. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
A horrible drainpour and boozy mess. Tastes like vodka cheap vodka and shitty beer. Fuck this wlajwl (7209) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Aroma is heavy malts, vinous and a very strong hint of alcohol. The flavor is malts, very vinous and a very strong alcohol bite in the finish. sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention AMD spare lacing. Aroma is plums, figs, caramel malt, floral hops, caramel and cookie malt, and some pine. Flavor is sweet malt forward with booze, dark fruit estes, and light hops; dry, fruity finish. Medium body and carbonation.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a medium, light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, cocoa, caramel, very sweet, with a noticeable alcohol presence. Pretty thick and syrupy on the palate. Bursting with alcohol. Roasty and dark fruit, with maybe some licorice notes, and than an earthy finish. Tough to get through the alcohol at first. A bit too boozy and messy. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Aroma of licorice, toffee, and tootsie rolls. Pours black and viscous. Taste is strong of licorice, molasses and slight peatty booze like scotch. Very boozy and not too tasty. Tmoney99 (15119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
You know the aroma just isn’t that good. It smells like alcohol more than anything. It pours like used motor oil with little no head. If there is any head it disappears as this beer draws down clean.The body is like syrup. The flavor, mostly malt syrup and alcohol. Supporting cast includes roastyness and some bitterness. Somehow its decent to drink despite not having much going for it, and no, the high abv is a turnoff. This is beer we’re drinking, remember? jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours almost black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts plus a lot of citrusy and floral hops and alcohol. Flavor the same, with a lot of everything but a little too much alcohol. Thicker texture. An interesting beer but they could have toned aspects of it down.