cobaink2 (688) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2014
This is like a big soup of tastes and smells. Lots of licorice and toffee with slight coffee and chocolate tones. You can tell that they used 16 malts. Is hoppy without being over the top. The malts and hops really compliment each other. Would live to drink another.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Pours a dark murky motor oil colour with a short lived beige head. The aroma is sweet, dark fruits, chocolate, toffee, anise, cherries. The flavour is sweet, toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts, alcohol, cherries. Syrupy mouth feel. A ridiculous beer, every tasting note seems cranked to 11. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, bubbly tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, nutty, and cookie malt, light spicy and peppery alcohol, earthy, citrus, and herbal hops with dates, figs, prunes, and raisins. Flavor is sweet malt, candied dark fruits, light hops and medium-light bitterness, peppers, spicy alcohol, and a sweet, lingering finish. Full body and medium carbonation. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle shared at 2014 oscars party - pours pitch black with thick sustaining tan head. Nose is primarily of booze and malt. Taste is very warming blend of booze, malt, figs, and dates. Definite 16% alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2014
From bottle during the Oscars. Pitch black with creamy deep tan head. Aroma is booze, molasses, dark chocolate, and roasting. Taste is black strap molasses, cocoa, caramel, and dark roasted malt. Very boozy and sweet dark finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2685) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
nice rown brew with light brown banded head and a nice olde raisin fruit character in alcohol. rich and satisfying without a burn. thorongil2 (3072) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
(bottle) clear dark borwn colour with a small brown head; aromas of chocolate with a hint of fruit; rich, sweet complex flavour with a long medium bitter finish, nicely balanced; thick palate luttonm (6271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft in Seattle. Dark sitting lack, long head. Huce alc and treacle, dark soy, brown sugar. Quite smooth and sweet for what it is. Glad it has settled some. Really not bad, nice even. Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22oz bottle ("California Edition") picked up at Bevmo jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours black with a small dark tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, piney and hot alcohols. The taste is sweet caramel, roasted malts, roast coffee, milk chocolate and hot alcohols, bitter finish
This is decent. I’ve had it for about a year and it is still pretty hot and bitter.
Bottle. A dark brown with a rich brown head. A powerful alcohol, dates, cherry, and spiced aroma. Obviously sweet in flavor but it maintains a good deal of spiced flavor to keep it interesting. It warms the night but seems to almost be too powerful.