Beersiveknown (2120) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich vinous fruity nose with some alcohol and fudge. Pours a murky brown with light carbonation. Rich fruityness and chocolate quickly gives way to strong alcohol and some coffee bitterness and a sweet/marmitey yeast finish. Very little hop character remaining. Legs obviously in attendance with a fairly heavy palate as could be expected for this strength
chrisv10 (9421) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/orange with small beige head. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, bitter, little vinous, wood, citrus, pine, notes of alcohol, ripe fruit and hops.
gEUS (787) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle n° 882 of 3600... Deep orange amber colour. Nose of caramel, orange peel, vanilla, brown sugar, slight eucalyptus. In the mouth; coffee beans and more of the bitterness of citrus peels! Bitterness and alcohol are kicking in rapidly...
phredrik (995) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 1198/3600. Pours murky brown with a rim and islets of light tanned head. Aroma has lots of caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, calvados/cognac notes (can’t decide which), dark berries, strawberries, old granma’s perfume and a lot of booziness. The be frank, the alcohol was better hidden in The Penguin, lol. Taste is really boozy and spicy from the alcohol, a bit of dark fruits, tastes like cheap cognac. Really messy and very boozy.
RasmusOtt (916) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, dark overripe fruits, spice, some woody alcoholic notes, perfume and grapefruit. Taste is dark overripe fruits, alot of burning alcohol, some hops, light vinous sour and dry notes, cheap cognac, caramel, sirup and some bitterness in the end..
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 375 ml bottle, thanks tiong. Bottle #3177.
Pours a deep ruby/reddish brown colour with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, raspberries and some oak. Flavour of lovely sweet fruits, strong oak, hops, syrup and vanilla. Medium bodied with a pleasant warming, fruity and very oaky finish. Mouthdrying. Lovely. 8-4-8-3-16 3.9
375 ml bottle. Bottle #124 of 3600.
Pours a deep, dirty ruby colour without a head. Aroma of strong plums, raisins and some yeasty notes. Flavour of toasted malts, syrup, oak, grass and some sweet caramel. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, warming, syrupy finish. 18% abv doesn’t feel a bit. Not as good as I remembered. 7-4-8-3-15 3.7
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Systembolaget
Bottled on 16.06.2010, bottle 3177 of 3600
Pours dark brownish red with a sticky head. Heavy aroma with notes of alcohol, hops and caramel. Taste starts out sweet but malts and hops kick in fast. Bitter and quite sweet finish. Has hints of caramel, fruits and oaky vanilla. Alcohol is well hidden but warms nicely in the finish. A bit unbalanced, but quite complex and enjoyable one.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a rediscovered bottle. The beer is a dark brown colour with an offwhite head. Smells very floral and hoppy. The mouthfeel is a little oily with plenty of hop bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden given the strength
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of pine hops with a lot of sweet grains and caramel as well as toffee. Flavor starts with sweet grains and caramel with a good hoppy bite coming in the finish. Its a bit muddled with alcohol decent amount of alcohol.
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
20-MAY-2011, bottle @Marielyst sommerhus with Morten, from "Ølbutikken".
Pours murky brown with almost no head.
Extremely bitter nose with grape fruit and pine.
Taste is the same but really loaded with malts in the form of charamel, rye bread, and fruits.
Really dessert wine-like.
Love the malty body.
I thought this would be an IIPA, but it comes out as a barley with an extreme bitterness more than an IIPA with with malty sweetness.
And it is sweet but never cloying.
Alcoholic, but hey...it’s 18%...
Love this extreme drink. Not a very refined brew but certainly a very tasty one.