seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared from a big brown bottle, into nonic glasses, 2012 vintage, aged one year. Thanks, gregwilsonstl! It poured a mostly clear, deep orange amber, with a thin but long-lasting head of white foam, some lace. Very malty and caramelly, faintly fruity, hint of vanilla. Pleasantly oxidized but not mushy or flawed, surprisingly nice considering strong lagers don’t typically age well in my experience. The high alcohol and perfumey hoppy bitterness provide a great balance to the sweetness, the overall impression is much like a Trappist ale. I bet this is even cooler barrel-aged. Good stuff.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. Nearly clear amber. Lots of cardboard flavor but it works. I can?t believe this is 10%. Caramel. Smooth. Lacing. Delicious. Lots of barley.
zoucrew102 (347) - - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Parry's Pizzeria, Highlands Ranch. Sweet toffee aroma with a lot of booze. Pours amber colored with a light head and some lacing. Sweet toffee flavors to start and finishes fairly smooth but very boozy. Would like it better if it hid to booze better.
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kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with small head. Sweet, toffee-like aroma with heavy booze notes. Taste follows suit. Very, very heavy booze. Nice toasty nuttiness in the aftertaste. Would be better if the alcohol didn’t dominate so much. Very poorly hidden ABV. I can really feel the burn on the roof of my mouth.
cards04 (1395) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light brown orange. Really sweet aromas of corn syrup and caramel. Similar flavours. Sweet and malty. This is really delicious.
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks cards04. Intense sweet cream corn aroma malts vanilla. Very sweet breadt taste a touch of booze. Very nice though maybe a little too sweet for mt personal preference.
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alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fabulous appearance for any beer, but especially for a lager. Deep orange and clear with a great lasting head and sticky lace that coats the glass.
Aroma and flavor are both boozy, plenty of heavy malt-bomb-ish base, some crisp floral hops to offer a little glimpse of balance, caramel malts galore.
Body is surprisingly heavier than expected, carbonation is about what I’d expect.
It’s an interesting beer but not one I’ll rush to pick up often, even if it was a year round offering. There are other high ABV beers that I enjoy better.
48FanInCali (644) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bomber. Dark copper pour with little head or retention. Nose is malty goodness with a little more hops than is typical for the style. Some caramel, toffee and alcohol as well. Taste follows the nose. A little too boozy to take down more than one bomber which is unfortunate. Nice and sweet.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber, small off-white head with short retention. toffee, cinnamon, bread, raisin, rum. medium-heavy sweet, medium bitter. full body, boozy, soft carb. it’s cool, but i don’t love it
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t believe I have not rated this. Malty with a little sweetness. One of the best fest beers.