Coolmac (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma:, roasty, caramel, coffee, vanilla, sherry. Sherry / port flavours with intense sweetness fade into smokey vanilla and port. Drys from the oak. Just wow.
MaartenRF10 (1197) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black beer, brown fading head. Aroma is a combination of tobacco, whiskey, wood, alcohol, very strong. Taste is again tobacco, whiskey, wood and alcohol. Also some coffee and chocolate. Its quite sweet bit a lot of Tate and a great alcoholic bite. Full oily body and a suitable soft carbonation. Wonderful, complex and intense beer.
teddybeer (1533) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black colour with minimun and quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, alcohol, spiced wine, coffee. Flavor is toasty, slightly sweet, also traces of red fruits are present, vinous, alcoholic and slightly wooden hints; spiced wine as well. The final is very good compensated, slightly sweet.
beer_est_deus (246) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart-röd öl med fast brunt skum. Doft: Blommor, skogs jord, körsbärs vin, ek, bränt socker, alkohol, honung, lakrits. Smak: Körsbärs vin, övermogna jordgubbar, ek, kaffe, "bränd mjölk", alkohol, katrin plommon, rom russin, övermogna äpplen-övermogna bär och frukter i allmännhet. Blir bättre efter halva flaskan, troligtvis pga den höga alkohol halten... menar då att man inte bara känner alkoholen utan tungan domnat av just där och man börjar känna andra smaker som döljs av den.
kevinator (360) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting and I’ve been anxious to try this for some as I have had this in storage. My bottle looked a little different with Toklo* on the bottle and listing cranberries and jasmine. It did list 18.2 ABV and sure tasted like it. Sweet alcohol and fruit aromas. Very dark with a very fine head. Syrupy palate that coated the mouth. The tastes were all over the place. Wood, sweet, molasses, cranberry, some hops at the end. There was a stomach burn and this would not be for everyone but I enjoyed it.
Osprey87 (585) - London via, WALES - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct 2012 Bottle is about 6 times more expensive than your average beer. Smells very interesting. Taste - Really sweet, coffee liqueur. Very strong and full bodied, so a sipping beer. Not really what I’d call a beer, but it’s interesting to try and pleasant enough.
Dashimus (182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head. Aroma is treacle, varnish, oats, dark chocolate, caramel, syrup, dark fruits, heavy roasted malts and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, the taste is heavy sweet but not overpowering.
WilleLW (127) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a tan head. Aroma of soy, dried fruits and alcohol. A small chocolaty hint. Some wood and roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Taste of sweet smooth caramel with an oily texture. A nice slight alcohol burn. Dark chocolate, toffee and roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Wood/oak taste. Thick and smooth feeling.
Bricktop86 (412) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, oak, sour fruits and flowers. Taste is cranberries and chocolate upfront then alcohol and jasmine then sweet alcohol and oak on the finish. Quite an experience
soyorganic (267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is intense. Maybe a little too sweet for what I was feeling. Huge taste of cranberries and sweet plums. Just about a carbonated port. Alcohol not as noticeable for being 18.2.