ricksivrea (11) - Ivrea, - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrata, forte, xon gusto di liquirizia, tabacco caramello.
schiuma non vista (bevuta direttamente in bottiglia)
rjplumer (836) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild bread and citrus aroma. Burnt golden hazy body. Topped with a thin white head. Sweet smooth bread taste. Warms the palate just a little going down is the only hint of the strength of this brew. Clean sweet finish.
RLiddell (91) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle brought back from Oregon. Pours a clear straw color. Nose is bready, maybe a touch malty. The 13% alcohol is well hidden, but this is just an okay beer.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
This bottle is dated September 28 2009. I donít know if thatís a best by or a bottled on date, donít remember really when I got this, suffice to say Iíve had it for a while. Iím leaning towards this being six years old as opposed to 11.
Pours a deep orange color (despite the íblondí designation on the label). The beer has a small but well retained head that leaves a decent lacing on the glass.
Honestly, this doesnít smell bad, or at least itís exceeded any expectations I had for it. Yes, it has some light wet cardboard and sherry like oxidive notes, so weíll get that out of the way straight off. Beyond that it has a reasonably enjoyable toffee and cherry liqueur character. Itís got some red apple & some mild honey notes. The alcohol is reasonably muted for a beer of this strength.
The flavor is pretty darn sweet and boozy. Itís got the classic toffee on cherry cordial thing happening, but itís also got cotton candy, pear, and some light toasty malt. Itís hard to get over the bit alcohol presence here, itís intruding well beyond a pleasant warming affect and it seems to be the primary flavor lingering in the finish.
Better than I expected it to be, age seems to have done this fairly well.
ffbot (171) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The smell is minimal, bubblegum, banana, butterscotch, apple peel, alcohol. The taste is actually alright, there is some alcohol of course but also sweet corn, sugary, and some complexity. Average look, slight head that disappears, orangish in color, no lacing.
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 250ml. -from www.beershop.hr Dark golden coloured, small white head, alcohol in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel and pretty sharp alcohol presence with also warming alcohol in the finish. One-dimensional boozy stuff. Few months out of BBE date but it doesnít change much in general.
Cthulhu (585) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The strongest beer ever tasted . Drunk a few years ago , all that I can remember is the sweet alcohol aroma, taste and palate.
sabb1o (4) - - JUL 7, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Birra dal sapore molto intenso e dolciastro. L?elevato tasso alcolico non si sente a primo impatto. Molto buona come accompagnamento per carni o verdure
Achel (306) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Extremely sweet, which hides the enormous alcohol content well, but also makes it taste awful. Way, way too sweet.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PIB 2015, pours a hazy yellow blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast, alcohol, and candied sugar. Flavour is very yeast-forward, with loads of Belgian yeast that tingles the tongue, along with light candied sugar and slight alcohol. Not actually that offensive, opposite to what I was expecting. Not very complex but still clean. Decent.
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pues sŪ, pedazo de licor. Casi 3 veces mas que una lager flojita. Oscura, poca espuma. Brutal en boca, frutal pero envuelta en calor alcoholico por todos los lados. Algo de dulzor tambien... Pero alcohol... No esta mal... Pero alcohol... Tomese de postre.