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cobra03
01-14-2011, 07:59 PM
I found several bottles of this at the local beer store and i figured for $6 it was worth a try. As best i can tell this has not been made since 1997 so it has been aging for at least 14 years. I have heard both good and bad about this beer so i figured i try it for myself. The Bottle it self is pretty sharp, its a deep blue with gold lettering. The bottle is corked. The cork broke in half immediately upon trying to open it. Once opened i am hit with a strong smell of what i can best describe as burnt chocolate. The beer pours thick and viscous sticking to the side of the glass with no head . it is a dark brown almost black resembling dark cuban coffee. Upon my first sip im am greeted by a sweet flavor that reminds me of chocolate covered cherries, the kind with the sweet syrup inside but someone burnt the crap out of the chocolate. The 17% alcohol is very evident and i get the burn just following the sweet flavor. After the burning im left with a bitter lingering after taste. The flavors are strong and sit heavy on the palate. im not sure if i like it or not. The flavor is very different. im still sipping on it which is about all you can do. This is more of a liquor than a beer and cant be knocked back in a hurry. The more i drink it the more i like it but im still not sure if i would buy it again even at $6. With that said it is worth a try if for nothing else just to say you had it

jesseboston81
01-14-2011, 08:25 PM
That sounds like a really nice find! Wish I could find some around here!

MikeyC
01-14-2011, 10:13 PM
That sounds like a really nice find! Wish I could find some around here!

I've seen it in Boston area liquor stores recently. Make some calls. I'm sure you'll find some. Personally, I'm not a big fan of TB.

76GTFan
01-14-2011, 10:32 PM
I enjoyed it but can't put it as a beer. More like an unrefined port.

boom
01-14-2011, 11:20 PM
nice score

cobra03
01-15-2011, 08:31 AM
That sounds like a really nice find! Wish I could find some around here!

If you cant find anything let me know i might be able to set you up with a bottle from here.

kaisersozei
01-15-2011, 11:57 AM
I enjoyed it but can't put it as a beer. More like an unrefined port.

Yep, that's a pretty good description. A thick, unrefined port!

Glad you had a chance to try one, Scott! I posted a pic in the other thread--my last remaining bottle is from 1995.