austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A candied aroma. The headís decent but doesnít last for more than a minute or so. This is one stiff drink! It burns going down. Itís got a very sweet malt flavor and is too fizzy and copper-colored to be considered a barleywine in my opinion.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Served cold to supress the alcohol, with little success. Tangy, Belgian-like sweetness in the nose, candyish, and rather artificial. Overly sweet, has neither hops nor spice for balance. Thereís hardly a reason for me to finish this, and thereís only 250 mL! An alcohol-laden novelty, and Iím not very amused.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i liked it. not much to say accept very alcoholic and malty. drink it while itís cold because as it warms the alcohol becomes a little too evident.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
flat, clear beer. Smells of strong malt. Tastes of really strong malt and alcohol. Really overpowering. One a sitting will do. This will put the devil in you. For such a strong beer I thought it would be darker and thicker.
caesar (4511) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Acidic. Strong. Not as bad as a Grolsch Kanon, or a Kasteelbier, but itís not the alcohol that makes a beer special, and they should know!
jerohen (1934) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong taste with definite alcohol presence. Not a beer to start the evening with. Tastes like Grolsch Kanon.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fumes of coal float on its surface along with pear syrup…Somewhat enticing…But once in the mouth, WHAM!!, the alcohol hits you with no mercy!!…Diagnosis : Fracture of the taste buds…With time, a cast of oranges and flowers slowly bring them back to health, but a scar of brandy or port wine lingers for quite a while…
boto (1763) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sipping beer. Almost like a congac. Very malty and sweet.
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 I tend to like the bigger beers and this onw with a 15% abv was big. The high alcohol was too obvious though and the brew very sweet overall. Not one to quaffe but one as an after dinner liquor only. A specialty brew.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head. Malt and raisin in the aroma. Thick. Sweet, raisinny very alcoholic taste with some orange. The flavor isnít bad, but you only tatse alcohol and fruit. In fact this is too rich to be drunk as a beer.