Heavy sweet aroma, with hints of alcohol hiding in the background. Initial taste is slightly sweet, but crisp. Fades and blends into various heavy, smooth, dark malt tastes. Minor aftertaste of slightly sweet malt- but not dark or heavy. Surprisingly drinkable for 10% ABV.
Canned on 10/11/2021, tasted on 1/15/2022. Aroma is slightly sharp and dry, almost like roasted peanut shells. Interesting complex flavor balancing a sweet, dark, 10% ABV Stout, and a complex nutty taste.
Maybe a bit too much alcohol heat and peanut flavor for my palate.
They re vamped their recipe a year or two ago, so i figured it needed an updated review…
Bright sweet hop aroma. Clean crisp bite of hops and balanced with some caramel maltiness. Both are flavorful, neither overpowering the other. Very smooth mouthfeel, with a slight caramel malt lingering in aftertaste.
Nice clean aroma with a hint of raspberries. Slight edge of bourbon flavor that gets replaced by dark malt, and then a nice raspberry flavor comes in. Overall very balanced 3-way tug-of-war going on between bourbon, dark malt, and raspberries. You can feel the alcohol heart in the aftertaste, slightly lingering in the back of the throat. I think I would like it more of there were less bourbon presence, and it was just the dark malt and raspberries commingling.
Bottled 10/05/15, drank on 10/29/15. Nice sweet bourbon aroma but not harsh at all. Taste is very pleasant with nice dark malt flavor but no harshness. This is slowly followed by a slight wooden barrel flavor that gives way to a moderate chili kick. Slight alcohol warmth in aftertaste, mixed with chili heat. Great stuff going on, distracting you totally from the 11% ABV.
5 out of 5 Stars.
Craft beer and homebrew from a Michigan perspective.