SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle thanks to thirdeye11 via james at brewdog) Pours a clear dark brown, red hues, no head. Aroma isn’t very strong, notes of light peat, burnt caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, burnt caramel, wood, faint peat and a 9 volt battery. Mouth feel is very heavy body with no carbonation. Overall, WoW! Certainly worth a try!
vtafro (3422) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks Rciesla, at post EBF tasting. When a 1 ounce pour is more than enough, you know something is different. Black pour with a slight head. Huge boozy bourbon, peat and smokey aromas. Huge warming, well what would you think, taste more like a whiskey than beer. Now to try StB.
olsvammel (3063) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost pitch black with a minimal ring of foam on the side of the glass.
Booze, whisky, wood, mostly oak.
Lots of booze and alcohol. Almost like drinking a smoky whisky. Also allot of licorice.
Dry, medium smooth, thick body.
Wow what an experience! This is an exceptional beer. It is very alcoholic and has lots of booze in both the smell and flavour. It tastes almost like a whisky but in a beer form.
It’s definitely a beer to lean back and sip at. But is it good? Hard to say, I have mixed feelings about the beer. I wouldn’t order it again as it is way to strong for my taste. I would prefer it with allot of flavour but with less alcohol. But yet again the main purpose of the beer is for it to be strong. Considering it as an extremely strong beer I actually like it, not a new favourite but good. Lots of flavour, lack of balance but still nice.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nowhere near black. Disparate bubbles quickly fades away. No lacings. If it wasn’t for the nice legs, this would look highly unimpressive.
The nose is intensely boozy with powerful fusel alcohol fumes. Deeper breaths will burn a hole in your nasal septum. Decent aromas underneath the alcohol though. Caramel, roasted malts, smoky whisky and peat. Hints of ham and licorice.
The taste is like getting slapped in the face by Satan. Lots of sweetness, mostly derived from the alcohol. Roasted malts, peat, caramel and charred wood make a quick appearance before the alcohol takes over, leading to a hot finish with powerful notes of salty licorice, sweet whisky, oak and peat.
Full-bodied, basically no carbonation, sticky texture.
If this beer wont grow testicles on your chest, no one will. Better than expected, but far from good.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The most expensive beer I have bought. Not worth the price, but it was nice to try it out. The aroma is of smoke and alcohol. Very thick.
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a bottle. Deep brown body under a shining surface. Almost like a powerful port wine all the way, added by a touch of camp fire. Spiced vapour of alcohol. Sharp, long lived taste and aftertaste. Rather sweet (CBF, 07.05.2010).
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. this is a big beer with big taste. i dont care what others say, but this beer rocks. poured a deep amber with zero head. aroma was amazingly decadent with caramel, brown sugar, and prune. flavor was very very hot, caramel, and sugary. big nice thick and sticky body like a fat porn star.
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11 via james at brewdog. poured a deep brown black color with no head and ridiculous legs. nose is alcohol, caramel, raisins, plums and chocolate. nice on the palate, big alcohol note, along with roasted malts, and a heavy alcohol finish.
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ UDRM, also a try in Glasgow @ Bullits place. The aroma has coal, soy sauce, chocolate and roast. But is a bit weak actually. Black coloured stuff with no head. The taste has charcoal, roast, coffee, lots of coffee, medicin and alcohol. Some bitterness in the end. The taste is really realy bad. Rating it like a beer would give it a 1.4, rating it like a liquor would also give it a 1.4. That’s easy then. I like the joke, but the stuff is crap. It makes you wish you were drinkin’ Heineken.
stouby (3726) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Bottle at DBF 2010.
Orange-brown, no head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, smoke, tar, whisky cask, peat, wood), moderate bitter, heavy alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet and bitter, lots of alcohol. Solid body, flat.
Bottle at DBF 2011.
To much alcohol, but still impressing brew.