DrnkMcDermott (2934) - 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.
Rakey (3) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not for feint hearted, but perfect in place of a glass of port or whiskey at the end of the night
msbernac (1319) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-dark fruits, caramel, alcohol
Appearance-dark amber, clear, minimal tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, sticky, flat, long finish,
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Briljant, Haarlem. Sweet, boozy aroma with chocolate and licorice, dark fruits, light iodine. Taste is sweet, boozy, aftertaste of alcohol, iodine, hint of chocolate somewhere in the aftertaste. Not bad.
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home shared with a few people. Pours black with virtually no head. Aroma and flavour are peat, iodine, roasted malt, and whiskey - with an alcoholic finish.
charule (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cL at Brewdogs Bristol. Poured clear dark brown with no head. Powerful aroma very sweet like sherry malts burnt caramel and booze. No carb med bod. Concentrated stout taste roasted malts. Worried it would be awful but in small sips not bad. YOU WILL NOT ENJOY IN LARGE SIPS.
martjoobolut (1918) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Not really a beer, just a product that reminds beer. It’s very sweet and hoppy, alcohol is very noticeable. Still it’s a decent sipper if you are looking for strong beer like product.
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from bottle. Black color with no head. Aroma is... alcohol.. malty, whiskey, wood. Taste is the same, hot alcohol. Medium to full oily sticky body with flat carbonation.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rated based on notes taken 7 Sep 2014 -- Wheeeeew, 32%. This beer is heavy. And delicious. "Damn yo. I felt the presence of an anxious ghost."
tomekk1978 (1064) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat wybitnie alkoholowy, lamelowy, chlebowy, miodowy, melano, chleb razowy. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta, mega gęsta, oleista konsystencja. Piany brak. Smak słodki, oblepiający, razowy, czekoladowy, kawowy, ostry. Niezapomniany. Płem jedynie małą próbkę na urodzinach KIK-u bo cena zabójcza. Mimo wszystko, wszystkiego najlepszego!
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shot from a bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a murky deep brown colour with no head. Aroma of gravy, cocoa, roasted malts, scotch whisky, liquorice, wood, alcohol, raisin and soy sauce. Initial taste of gravy, alcohol, soy sauce and cocoa, also dark fruit, port, even more cocoa, vanilla, treacle, cough syrup and whisky. Full bodied and a thick, syrupy texture. A full on, burning, cocoa finish. OMG! This is strong, like a spirit. Very chocolatey and similar to port. Not drinkable but like a novelty spirit. Worth it.