Damico (2557) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper mostly clear with a white head. Aroma had a tad of funk at first, unexpectedly, then some non sweet amber malts and a bit of zing from the alcohol. Flavor is some toasted malt aromas and a small zing from the booze that warms the tongue with of nuttiness.
dzimm27 (136) - - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty aroma. Gorgeous dark copper body with minimal head. Taste is malt and spice, amazingly smooth. Alcohol is a little overpowering in the taste profile. Complexity grows as it warms. Very enjoyable.
michcam8 (288) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is descent. Appearance is descent. Taste and palate, poor. Taste of alcohol burn, mixed in with malts and nail polish flavor (not that I have ever had nail polish...this is what I would imagine it would taste like). Last few beers I have had from this brewery have been below par. Nope, will not buy again.
seymour (1413) - 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 (1068) - 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 (509) - - 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 (650) - 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 (1720) - 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 (2198) - 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.