saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby amber. Aroma is rich with fruits and slcohol. Taste is extremely powerful with lots of fruits, molasses and alcohol.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... Dark copper ...thin tan head ... smokey woody fruit and caramel .... quite bitter up front... that one dimensional caramel vanilla thats so prevalent in these big sweet beers ... quite a lot of hop ... Not working that well for me
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 21st September 2008. Batch #4 16.4% abv. Clear brown beer. Very sweet creamy start with toffee and caramel notes. Some red fruit in the mid. Finishes with spicy licorice crispness and lots of spirity warmth. There is also a distinct honey note. Sumptuous. Delicious!
Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - Batch 3 2005 14,9%.
Red-orange, no head. A bit too much. A lot of flavour. Sweet - raisins, dates, caramel. Malty. Hoppy - both aroma and bitter. But too much obvious alcholol on top of the sweetness.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 Bottled. 14.9% ABV, 2005 vintage. Almost clear, copper-colored with an off-white head. Hops, hops, sweet malt, raisins and some alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is quite hoppy also, with alcohol, dried fruits, beef-stock and lots of sweetness. Oily, light astringent in the mouth. A very long finish with lots of hops. Even though it is very hoppy, the sugar-level in it makes The Beast a quite balanced beer. Definately not a session beer, but lovely as a winter-warmer I guess. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.8. 060704
Bottle. 14.6% ABV, 2006 vintage. It pours a clear, copper colored body and a dense, off-white to beige head. The aroma is rather intense, sweet and sugar, fruity and alcoholic, but in a really pleasant way, making me wonder if it deserves an 8 on aroma. The flavor has the same sugary sweetness, fruityness and alcohol, making me think itís a quite simple beer, but I really love swirling it around in my mouth before slowly swallowing it, enjoying the warming and sweet finish. By the way, the fruityness is of both the fresh and the dried kind. Itís full-bodied, sweet and warming on the palate, and overall a really nice beer even though itís pushing the envelope a bit too far. 110311
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small off-white head. Aroma of molasses, leather, mustiness, leaves, raisins, and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor of black licorice, alcohol, and candy sugar. Flavor is similar to Jšgermeister. Nice marketing. Thanks Tad!
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, alc. 14.9% = vintage 2005
Ruby, copper brown, small mocha head. Aroma of glue, brandy and whiskey. Bourbon whiskey, sweet sugary flavor. Very similar to Samaelís Oak Aged Ale. Too sugary and too much glue in the aroma.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet (candy sugar), spicy, date, alcohol. Taste is spicy, moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, alcohol burn. Full body. Not bad, but too much alcohol in this one to make it great.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vanilla aroma accents. Big alcohol and lots of caramel, with some molasses. Big chewy body...but way too boozy. Fairly strong vanilla throughout. Dry, alcholic finish is about right - itís a rough beer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Name: The Beast
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
clear copper, rich sweet malt aroma, big strong malt flavor, nice sweetness, thin body, warming from the first sip, spicy bitter finish, too much lingering alcohol in the finish
Name: The Beast
huge sweet aroma and a bit alcoholic, very hot and alcoholic, huge sweetness, needs much more time
Name: The Beast
still all alcohol, picking up some carmel sweetness as the only thing that can fight the alcohol
Name: The Beast
still hot caramel
Name: The Beast
never gets better
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20