ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
'14 bottle. The pour is a copper color. The aroma is a sweet barleywine, guessing the sweetness comes from the cognac barrel. The taste has a lot of carmel, boozy and smooth at the same time. A mouthful.
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GlasgowTAD (1167) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to the man Owen! Pours a luscious deep crimson/burgundy with virtually no head. Aroma pops right out along with the cap. Aroma consists of caramel, fudge, slight hint of oak, Cognac, honey, pancake syrup, molasses. Decadent invitation to what is hopefully a party in my mouth. Taste is thick pancake syrup, warming cognac, sweet molasses, sweet caramel, dates, slight vanilla and a bit of leather/oak tastes. Full, syrupy body and deceivingly drinkable for the ABV. It should be a slow-sipper but is so only for the strong willed.
Zlotta (1203) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen, bottled in December 2014. Slightly hazy, reddish amber with a tan to white head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, honey and raisins. Sweet, malty and minimally fruity taste of caramel, brown sugar, molasses and raisins, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, warming and rather boozy finish. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel. Nice, but rather unbalanced.
77ships (6974) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Joint bottle with Martinus. Obtained in a trade with sfr26. 650 ml. bottle / good sized sample @ RBBWG V. Pours quite murky dark amber brown pretty much no head, different appearance from what I expected. Overall, very different from what I expected. Nose is thick syrupy mocha, mocha, molasses, dates, molasses, sugar, huge amount of sweet dough, sugar. Taste is very thick dough, dates, sugar, dates, vanilla, warming, candy, huge amount of dough, bread, sugar, dates, molasses,… Thick dough body, dates. Interesting, sweet enough that you don’t notice the ABV. Interesting and nice even if not what expected. Really huge on the sweet dough.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy deep copper, no real head. Nose is sweet caramel, toasty malt, brown sugar, spirit barrel, cognac. Taste of brown sugar, sweet, cognac, some alcohol but not indicative of 17%+, medium body, sweet linger.
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated brown bomber, bottled on December 2014, poured into a snifter. Aroma is caramel malt, medium/thick body, low carbonation, and very good lacing. Taste sweet caramel malt and molasses.
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at GABBF. Pours murky brown with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cognac, cookie malt, vanilla, dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet cookie and caramel malt, cognac, vanilla, fruitcake, alcohol and medium floral hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
kbudd19 (973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch 2. Appearance is light copper with minimal white head. Aroma is brown sugar, raisins, and booze. Taste is bold and big, very sweet, rasins, fig, syrupy mouthfeel. Surprisingly drinkable for such a big beer, very enjoyable but don’t know that I could drink much more than the 4 oz sample I had of this.
ryanfolty (2323) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
December 24, 2015 - bottle purchased during my trip to Seattle in March and opened as part of my dancin’ with the devil night. Batch 2, 2014 bottle. Dark brown pour with nice amount of head that lasted a while. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and cognac. Taste was sweet and fruity, gets to a point of almost too sugary sweet, but then the cognac comes in to balance things out. One of the smoothest and best textured beers I have ever had.
rxeight (2323) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty copper color. Very sweet and sugary. Candy like. Boozy but well balanced