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2 hours ago

“Duft: stor sødme. duft af frugt og humle. en kant af egefade. smag: malt sød. karamel. svesker. bitter humle eftersmag. virkelig en lækker øl. supper god balance mellem duft og smag. efter en par min mærker man varmen fra den høje alkohol. eller så fornemmer man den ikke.” -- by llkc

7 hours ago

“Bière d’une force remarquable de 14,1 % abv, mûrie d’abord en fût de vin supérieur italien assez typé Bordeaux, puis en fût de single malt whisky (que l’on peut accepter être du Glenmorangie). Cette opération dure quelques mois. La couleur est d’un ambre soutenu à roux clair. Apparence avec un léger voile de levure. Bulles faibles, mais déploiement original le long des parois. Mousse beige cliare qui nappe bien. Arômes de fleurs des bois, écorce de chêne, malt caramel, zeste d’orange. 1ère bouche souple à l’équilibre superbe sur le malt caramel/houblon/épices. Arrière-bouche avec du fût de whisky, des fleurs, prune fraîche. 2ème où l’ensemble fond un peu sur un côté fruité, pêche, poire cuite. 3ème avec une grande douceur et la chaleur de l’alcool sur des fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche longue avec du malt, herbes aromatiques, et du bois. La longueur donne un équilibre avec une distinction majeure, qui suit les mêmes thèmes. La levure est d’une belle ligne, fine, bien adaptée. L’alcool est énorme, on peut interpréter au début son influence notoire sur le goût, mais sur la longueur c’est moins précis et l’intensité va primer nettement. La finale subit donc cette intensité renforcée, mais elle reste très bien intégrée. CONCLUSION : une grande bière, très bien étudiée et très bien affinée en fût. Le travail sur fût est souvent aléatoire, mais les résultats sont parfois prodigieux, c’est le cas ici. Et comme le dit le brasseur : « we are only sand in infinity of existence » …. Bière et philosophie ne sont pas incompatibles ...” -- by corkyrory66

10 hours ago

“First let me say its a simple brew but its damn near perfect! what planet are these beer raters from? Pours a clear copper/gold with a thick dense soapy head that laced thick foam rings all the way down my glass! Aroma is apricots and a epic malt character with just enough hops to balance the brew out to damn near perfection!. Taste follows the Aroma well with some breadyness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Amazing brew!! Perfect malt backbone! I don?t understand why its only getting a 71 out of 100? This brew is awesome!! I could drink as a go to session beer.” -- by badpuppy69

11 hours ago

“Bomber bottle, vintage 2012. Near black with tan head. Aroma faint; coffee, whiskey, alcohol and chocolate. Taste is smooth, velvety, mild honey notes, alcohol, mild and pleasant whiskey notes. One of my favorite Eclipses!” -- by Pyrmir

14 hours ago

“The alcohol migrates up through the nasal cavity. At 11.3%, two of these will calm you the f down, and you need it. Trust me.” -- by lweiberg

15 hours ago

“I ruined an entire evening of drinking (at the Central Waters Brewery, no less) by STARTING my evening splitting a Sixteen bomber four ways. Nothing could stand up afterward, and that included a Mudpuppy Porter on nitro and the CW Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale -- they seemed just a bit more potent than water! With the exception of an average appearance, everything about Sixteen is heavy and huge. If you can find one, grab it!” -- by mrjaxson

18 hours ago

“Pours a dark black. Has a strong malt, liquorish, and heavy dark alcohol aroma. Taste is very strong and unique with some coffee, vanilla, dark alcohol (from the bourbon barrels), oak, and some malts. A smooth aftertaste as if it were a fine bourbon. Nothing bitter or overwhelming about this beer!” -- by jflopsu

18 hours ago

“Pour from a bottle is a nice hazy amber with a white head. Has a very sweet citrus aroma. Taste is a little nutty with hints of grapefruit. Goes down smooth with a clean after taste.” -- by WanderinCelt87

19 hours ago

“Awesome IPA and its all about the hops. Not the most bitter or hoppy, but really smooth and drinkable.” -- by jackfrost9p

21 hours ago

“22oz bottle. Thick oily pour, amber/orange color. Thick creamy foam. Aroma of citrus hops, West Coast style. Flavor of sweet sugary malts, bold hops flavor. Mouthful of hops, citrus, pine resin. Lingering bitterness. Thick, heavy texture, big body. It’s a big, very strong, high ABV at 10%. So easy to enjoy this bottle. This one might be the top ringer of my Ballast Point brews that have past through my palate & into my belly. Cheers. (4039)” -- by unclemattie

21 hours ago

“330 ml bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a high brownish head. Rich roasty aroma with chocolate notes. Wonderful taste. Mild palate.” -- by Beerbarella

21 hours ago

“Draft pour at Against the Grain on release day. Pours black with a big khaki head of foam. The aroma has a big vanilla presence with a lot of cheesecake notes and cherry. Delicious and sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Awesome beer. I would have loved to have had more of this beer.” -- by JStax

22 hours ago

“Aroma of coffee & sweet chocolate. Black with brown head. Taste of sweet liquorice with an elegantly balanced taste of chilli in the finish. Full bodied, smooth texture & average carbonation.” -- by KennethArd

23 hours ago

“500 mml bottle tasted on 23/04/2104. Dark brown ruby colour. Aroma is strong and sweet with caramel and sugar notes. Nice head and almost perfect carbonation. Roasted malt and brown sugar on the taste. Pretty taste with some caramel aftertaste. Nice Doppelbock for a nice price. Next one please!” -- by Taboada

23 hours ago

“17.04.2014, 0,75l bottle (2012 vintage) @ Akkurat Bar & Restaurant:
Nice fizzy shortlasting head, looks like lovely cloudberry juice. Aroma is very mild fruity, loaded with sour cloudberries, sorrel, hay, mild vinegar, seabuckthorn, grain, caramel, oak. Taste is mild acidic, sour cloudberries, sorrel, oak, grass, seabuckthorn, sour socks. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. OMG, what a lovely acidic fruitiness! Lovely!” -- by Inbreak

23 hours ago

“17.04.2014, 0,75l bottle (2005 vintage) @ Akkurat Bar & Restaurant:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is mild sour-ish, sorrel, sour socks, grass, oak, citrus peel, vinegar, sour green apples. Taste is acidic sour, sorrel, citrus peel, vinegar, grass, oak, sour socks, raw rhubarb, sour green apples. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.” -- by Inbreak

23 hours ago

“Bottled 4-19-14. Drank on 4-22-14. My god this smells fresh and delicious. Fruity and citrusy and bitter and dry and crisp. Perfect abv at 7.5. Just wonderful. Right up there along side Maine Lunch. I finished the bopper in a matter of minutes b/c I couldn't put the glass down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by Tejas

23 hours ago

“Bruine kleur, amper schuim. Ruikt naar hout, wijn, caramel. Smaakt fantastisch, warm, wijn, betje zoet. Topper.” -- by EdwinLitzau

23 hours ago

“Bottle received in trade. Thank you GT2 for letting go of this gem. Pours hazy vibrant reddish golden with a frothy white head that leaves lots of lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sour and fruity with wheat crackers, yuzu, lemon zest, unflavoured yoghurt, hay, dry soil, barnyard, pineapple, starfruit, passionfruit, white grapes, dry wood and leather. Taste is slightly sour, tiny bitter and funky with crackers, cereal, hay, grapefruit juice, lime juice, yuzu, pineapple, mango, dry soil, white pepper corns, unflavoured yoghurt, lemon zest, orange zest, passionfruit, wild strawberries, lemon grass and subtle hints of rubber. Mouthfeel is dry, soft, tart, very tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour, tiny bitter and tiny funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, lime juice, yuzu, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, orange zest, lemon zest, unripe pineapple, unflavoured yoghurt, wild strawberries and passionfruit. Simply magical…” -- by _angst_

23 hours ago

“beige head that disappears without lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. taste is like aroma with a spiciness that builds up but is never overwhelming. every sip is a new sensation, very complex and well balanced. abv very well hidden. really awesome and for a change a beer that lives up to its hype ... hurray!” -- by berntholer

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