kramer (5306) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, #98/100, 2006 vintage. This bottle came from Eyedrinkale in a trade like a million years ago, rate 5000 seemed like a good excuse to crack it open. Pours a beautiful ruby tinged amber body, completely still, it coats the glass with a sticky film after a good swirl. The nose reminds me of a really really well aged Thomas Hardys. Excellent sherry like oxidation that complements the heavy malt character rather than dominates. Big dark fruits, thick caramel, rather moderate alcohol notes given the huge ABV. Smells just perfect for an 8 year old big beer. The flavor is pretty solid as well, the heavy malt is softened and rounded out well by the oxidation, lots of caramel, fig, and a deceptively light alcohol warmth on the finish. Very easy sipper, might be the most drinkable 17% beer I’ve ever come across. Shame that it’s only a 7oz bottle. The mouthfeel is just about still, maybe a hint of carbonation, but not much. It’s mouth coating, but not sticky or clingy at all, it almost starts out a bit thin, but build well. A nice gentle alcoholic warmth on the finish. Excellent beer, I wish this beer were easier to obtain, I think I’d drink a lot of this.
tgncc (2992) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Via trade with JaisPoAn. The aroma is vegetable, sweet, caramel, boozy. The appearance is a deep yet translucent amber, thin white head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, candi, slight vegetable. The finish is sweet, sticky, pine. Thick in body. The aroma is boring, the flavor is decent, the finish is good, the mouthfeel is excellent. Considering this is a long time want, I’m a tad disappointed, but it’s stil a cool beer, and I’m glad I got to try it.
PhillyCraft (3694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014 Nip Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks dude. Pours orange shade with no head. Notes of honey booze, amaretto, caramel and some more alcohol. A tad bit rusty too, not what we all expected unfortunately.
Lothore (582) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a deep golden hue with little to no head.
S- candied fruit, ginger, boozy, caramel
T- starts and ends boozy, candied fruit and caramel along with notes of dark fruit
M- thick and sticky with very little carbonation.
D- decent brew but I definitely find it to be one dimensional,
kraddel (4328) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx ! to Bobochamp !
Bottle 60 / 110 2014 edition .
Pours orange , amber , no foam ( no carbo )
Smell is rather sweet, but taste totally is not . its full, boozy , bit honey / metallic . Slightly sour almost .
Bit of a let down to be honoust ...
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample thanks to Bobochamp. Cloudy amber. Intense alcoholic aroma. Bit sweet, hints of caramel, alcoholic.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19cl, Vintage 2014, Bottle 60/110, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, alcoholic/fruity and slightly malty/woody, heavy, yet balanced, clear, nearly no head, good Winter brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Giant thanks to Andrew for sharing this from Walt’s cellar (yup, that short little fucker). 2006 bottle. Oily brown pour with insane legs. Nose is caramel, cashew, peanuts, toast, brown sugar, maple syrup, pancakes, happiness, fusel. Flavor is unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder, pecan, maple syrup, cashews. Insanely inky mouthfeel, no carb. Very good beer
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 bottle 62/100 thanks to Walt. Pours a with a hazed bronze hued body with no head but massive legs. Aromas are strongly maderized, sherry brown sugar, raspberry, oxidation, cotton candy, vinous, brown sugar, caramelized wood, pecans. Flavors of muted booze, pecans, maple syrup, dry tannin, huge melanoidins and caramelization. Complex and not too rough. Medium thick and well balanced.
Koelschtrinker (11871) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leicht alkoholischer Antrunk, passende Karbonisierung. Minimaler Hopfen, stärker ist das helle Malz, das aber vergleichsweise wenig süß ist. Süffig, spritzig, alkoholischer Nachgeschmack mit würzigem Malz. /11/11/12/12/12