jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of chocolate, dark sugar (caramelized) and oak - medium body
JStax (6014) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Good retention. The beer is a pretty strong ashy presence. A little footy. Sweet and roasty. Big body and moderate carbonation.
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated 2/25/16 poured into a tulip glass..dark
brown with a medium off-white head..aroma of coffee,
toasted nuts,toffee..tastes like it smells..bit thin..just ok.
Darwenus (1068) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown without much foam. The unrefined Haitian sugar is strong on the presence, and has a caramel/molasses quality. It’s there on the flavor, too, along with really rich, dark malts. Pecan and brown sugar notes, a little bit of cloves. Really very good.
Luvystypotables (1862) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great aroma of chocolate and raspberry with a hint of malt. Pours a dark black color with a taste of raspberry, chocolate and sweet malt. Medium body, with a sweet chocolate finish.
vtafro (7433) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. RoAsted, chocolate, spice aromas. Roasted, sugar, chocolate and spice Flavors.
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 bomber from Dominion Wine and Beer, and a 2013 bomber shared by GenDV110+OT, tasted side by side. 2016: deep brown with tan head. A: roast coffee, chocolate malt, ash. T: bittersweet coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. decent. 2013: dark brown with minimal tan head. A: boozy malt, chocolate. T: strong caramel malt, chocolate, booze. Cellaring has turned it into more like an American strong ale. Rating is of the 2016.
GenDV138 (6990) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle (2016) shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Side by side with a 2013-ish bottle that had been rotting away in my cellar. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of licorice, cocoa, caramel. Tastes of licorice, cocoa, dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, roasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish.
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like a sweet dessert in a bottle. Reminds me of a caramel fudge brownie almost. Aroma is big sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Pretty accurate to the what the label describes. Very sweet, but not cloying. Taste is big and chewy. Tons of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and toffee. Reminds me of a heath bar. Really tasty, and definitely on the sweeter side. Highly recommended if you like sweet porters and stouts. Cheers!
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.
3.75 A: Black color. Two fingers of fizzy light brown head. Retention starts our poor but the last half finger stuck around for quite a while. A short ring of lacing is left.
4.25 S: Really nice aroma on this. This definitely has a nice caramel and brown sugar component to it. I’m not really sure how much of this is due to the rapadou and how much if from the base beer, but I’m guessing quite a bit. Roasted barley, cocoa, and a slight molasses component.
4.5 T: Taste is just as good as the nose. Thick, creamy malty sweetness. Again layers of caramel. Brown sugar, roasted barley, chocolate, molasses. Desert beer sweetness without being at all cloying. Quite nice.
4.5 M: Heavy body. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Good moderate carbonation. Supremely smooth and not overly chewy.
4.5 D: Really tasty beer. Probably the best beer I’ve had from Alewerks.
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DavoleBomb, Nov 29, 2014