I initially had this beer while in Seattle on tap at Fremont. Finally cracked open one of my bottles and it’s just as good as I remember it. Frankly, this is one of the most underrated beers I’ve had this year in the 4/5+ category. I loved it and so do the other dozen or so people who have reviewed it but it’s not a hyped release at all and I hope that remains because I want a lot of it next year.
AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
adamjackson (1787) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 12, 2013 [delete] [move]
Pitch black and oily almost identical to dark star. Minor head. Overwhelming vanilla surge on the nose with some milk chocolate. Velvety sweet and loads of sweetness in the taste from start to finish abv feels and tastes more like 13%. Almost a less thick bcbs in every way including in the sweetness. There’s some gingerbread, and oatmeal chocolate cookies. It’s very interesting but very drinkable. Although, I’ll probably share this bomber with a buddy and not take it on solo. Very sweet