DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2 oz. sample from bottle. Rating #2200! $20 @ Palmer Place. They charged this much for a taste of Utopias, so it’s a value. Big sweet smell of sherry and brandy. No foam, just a dark ruby beer that bounces off a lot of room lights. Smell now has notes of Bailey’s Irish Cream. First tiny sip is a bottomless pit of brown malt. Full of alcohol fumes, but somehow not hot. Just the first two sips have left the inside of my mouth with a coating of malt and resin. Heck, it’s varnish and a clear coat on top, too. Even less than an ounce worth is quite intoxicating. No one who doesn’t know the story of this drink would think it’s a beer. Yet it’s nothing less than, say, a Krampus distilled and reduced to its barest essence. No carbonation on my tongue. Definitely more potent than an 80 proof brandy. Alcoholic to the end.
MattiasA (339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by Ölbutikken at Örestedst Ölbar 6/11/2010.
Monchito_IPA (102) - SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oscura y brillante, sin espuma. El aroma es alcohólico y dulce, igual que el sabor, donde hay algo de café y pasas. Me recuerda al brandy luis felipe. Otras imperial stout de brew dog menos extremas son más complejas. Para tomar un chupito y decir que la has probado.
fugitive (1225) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color deep orange with almost no head. Aroma alcohol, whisky, wood, malt, caramel. Taste caramel, whisky, alcohol, wood, smoke.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-22-2010 at Ratebeer Summer Gathering in Grand Rapids, MI. This bottled beer pours a small tan head that mostly diminishes. The body is reddish brown, no carbonation observed and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, dark fruits and alcohol. The taste is malt, dark fruits and lots of alcohol. This beer has a dry finish. The palate is HOT! This beer is medium bodied. Overall, there is a definite warming sensation with this beer. This is a novelty beer.
hohops (77) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A small measure poured into a snifter. Appearance is very dark brown, vinagery tinges. No head at all, unsurprisingly. Leaves lots of alcohol legs on the glass. Aromas of vinegar, sweet sugar, alcohol, candy, tar, smoky notes, cigar smoke. It almost burns the inside of your nose. Taste- huge sugary sweetness, peat notes, port and brandy notes, thick, syrupy mouthfeel- you couldn’t have too much of this at once. Very interesting and definitely worth trying- it’s a bit like an undiluted stout.
CraftBeerNick (707) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a bottle, 6th February 14, Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Great bar, had to try this. Aroma is intense, booze soaked fruit, taste is warming, dark marinated fruit, like a port, but still bizarrely keeps some beer character. Would have been nice to drink a bottle.
Erasmus_ro (1139) - Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Shared bottle @ Gallows Bird, Espoo, RAF2011, January 2011. Pours a dark, wooden brown, not much of a head. Aroma is dark malts, booze, liquorice, boozy. Taste is very boozy, some dark maltiness and roast, some wooden notes.
llcooldave (1017) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in the glass. Much cocoa! Such alcohol! Wow! Tasty and strong. Amazing burning!
fson (4) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: molasses, sugar, smoke
Taste: sweetness, then a numbing bite of alcohol
Aftertaste: liquorice and fruitiness
SilverfoX (25) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wasnt expecting something this good, so good. a mighty malty monster that could kill a goat at 20 paces... well perhaps not but it is a powerful smell and the taste is just as good, a bit like jagermeister mixed with nethergates old growler, dangerously drinkable for its strength what a winner!