drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2015 JaBier (8178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Light fruit and malty nose with some caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with a bit of fruit before a sweet finish. Didn’t taste overly boozy for a big beer.
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Light booze in the aroma, toffee, caramel, some dark fruits, a wisp of earthiness. Malty flavor, a touch of alcohol again, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, a hint at a smokiness. Not bad. jackl (8301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ RBWG on the Brewbus. Cheers to whoever shared this! Rich reddish amber pour with a tight head. Toasty rich malts steeped in caramel. Some mellow grape skin and dark fruits. Rich and hot. Sweet cereal. Oily, substantial stuff. A good sipper. Theydon_Bois (20497) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan.
Chestnut brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is nutty, toffee, spice, rich malt, light vanilla.
Taste comprises toffee, sweet candified licks, malt base, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok for style, masks ABV but also lacks depth when you consider it’s a double digit number! UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous clear garnet brown, much like a deep mahogany wood. Forms a very pale off-white head, which dissipates swiftly into a ring with a couple cap islands.
Smell: Thick caramel sweetness, sprinkled with toffee and poured over a loaf of dark bread beside a bowl of black cherries.
Taste: That is decadent. The caramel-toffee swirl from the nose is present, but muted beneath a mix of pumpernickel-esque bread and earthy, wooden peat. An array of dark fruit manifests as the beer moves along the palate, with black cherry, raisin, and prune all making cameo appearances. The ABV makes itself known only at the finish, with a little heat in the swallow and aftertaste, alongside a slurry of caramel, toffee, and peat.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, and on the thicker side of medium-bodied, with decent carbonation.
Overall: This wee heavy can stand with some of the best. Don’t let the ABV fool you, this one is not barrel-aged - it just has all the kick of a BA wee heavy, and a flavor depth and complexity that is up there near Skull Splitter. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up modest notes of brown sugar and raisiny dates. The taste delivers slick sweet malts, brown sugar, figs and sweet raisins. It does pull up mild earthy, pumpernickel and mineral notes midway and into the finish. Well hidden abv.
jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Etched glass bottle from Chris. Pours amber off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, pine and maple. Lighter medium body. Leighton (22084) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle shared late night in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2015. Pours Clear red-brown with a frothy white head. The aroma has lots of caramel, bread and well ripened fruits. Medium sweet flavor, more ripe fruits, berries, toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary bready finish, caramel, fruits. Tasty. djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is scotch and toffee. Medium mouth with rich toffee, strong booze, decent. Patrickctenchi (6695) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Red-brown with a creamy tan head.
Toffee, dark fruit scent......
Alcohol is noticeable in scent and taste.
Berry, prunes, toffee malt.
Strong, but very smooth. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft. Brown pour, tan head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of prune, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet, toffee, caramel. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish.