winkle (476) - Brisbane, - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was given a bottle for a tasting at a homebrewers case swap. Over-the-top as expected and not particularly easy to drink. Aroma totally dominated by hot alcohol with some toffee/carmel notes emerging from underneath. Head consisted of a scattering of coarse bubbles that quickly vanished. Viscous and really sticky mouthfeel. Hot alcohol lingeres throughout the finish although there is a pleasant malt/toffee presence at the end. Still I was glad to have had it.
Jow (2092) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2nd of the big guns Craig had me taste. pours reddish brown with a nose of sweet liquors. tastes of very sweet toffee, raisins, brown sugar, plenty of hops, and alcohol burn. a small taste is all you need on this but not half bad on that front
Philym (984) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear ruby brown with no head.
Aroma: Fruit cake, resinous, treacle, liquorice, spice, spiritous, dried fruit, subtle grapefruit.
Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Very thick smooth texture, thick body, no carbonation, lingering, dry, fruit cake, treacle, liquorice finish with citrus pith notes and a lot of alcohol warmth.
Comments: Good. More like a liqueur. Batch 917.
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Brewdog Edinburgh. Reddish brown, no head. Booze aromas, fruitcake, sugar. Taste is alcohol heat, spirits, sweet dried fruit. OK.
SperkeleForce (535) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 37,5 CL. Pours brown reddish with no head. Notes of chocolate, raisins, plums., dades. Insane. "Beer".
Hermod (3141) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle, batch #910. Huge thanks jookos! Deep brown, no head. Dark fruits, soy sauce in aroma. Flavor has sweetness, soy, nuts, soaked plums. Hard to rate this, but surprisingly enjoyable.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Dfonorow (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pre-DLD bottle share in 2014. I’m not sure why everyone rating this is saying its clear copper or amber, this thing pours deep opaque brown with no head. Aroma of booze, dried fruit, caramel, and alcohol soaked cherries. Flavor is strong alcohol at first and transitions into a heavy citrus and roasted malt finish. Eh.
hallinghansen (1943) - Odense S, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber body with a tiny head. It’s almost like a barley wine, lots of dark fruit like raisins, dates, figs. Light citrus. Flavour is dark fruit, raisins, figs, dates, licorice notes, burnt caramel, booze. I really love the nose, and it gets better the warmer it gets.
SimplySike (851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 33cl. Bottle.
Poors clear dark ruby, no head.
Aroma port, malt, alcohol, toffee, chocolate, raisins.
Taste alcohol, some sweets, really harsh alcohol bitter.
Bottle was old so not sure how reliable this rating is.
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
(backlog) Close to a 1oz pour from a bottle. Orange pour with a scant amount of head. Very dank hop aromas. Flavor is intense, closer to a hop liquor than a hopped up beer.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by Ölbutikken at Örestedst Ölbar 6/11/2010.