SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels. WoW! Pours a nice looking dark brown with tan head. Aroma of finger nail polish,some dark roast, dried fruit, hop, oddly enough, it comes together. Flavor is very strong, some dark roast, faint chocolate, tart fruit, overwhelming alcohol, wood accents. Mouth feel is extremly heavy with low carbonation. Overall, this thing packs a punch!!!!
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with no head and a strong alcohol aroma. The flavor is initially sweet dark malt, but soon turns to alcohol heat. An interesting brew that tastes better than expected for this style, but a few sips is enough.
joet (2043) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All rosary bitter woody expression dark tannic bite alcohol on the back coecoa sweet .a n achievement
Ungstrup (28253) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, roasted malt, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a burning alcoholic finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma has intense dried fruits and quite some alcohol. Medium body, slightly fusty, a little hard roasted malt and dried fruit. Very very boozy and not overly pleasant or sophistcated. 080210
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a distinct red gleam. Dense light brown head. Aroma of grass, roast, sweetness, alcohol, syrup. Flavour of alcohol. molassses, syrup, grass, brown sugar, light roast. Medium bodied. Alcoholdense syrupy end. A bit unrefined and way too much for me.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruity and roasted malty. Sweet malty and light alcohol presence with a nice bitterness and dry hoppy note. Bitter and crisp finish. Boozy. The hops rescues it.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Black appearance. Nose isn’t that strong. Very strong flavor though, alcoholic and sweet. A bit too alcoholic, but still nice.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Pivo, York. Opened for the Superbowl and shared with Slothez. A dense, deep dark brown coloured pour with a short lived tan head. Enticing aroma that had traces of molasses, dark malts, liquorice, leather, dark chocolate, berry fruit and booze. Wonderful velvety mouth feel. Flavour was absolutely stunning - rich, fruity and full bodied. The alcohol is lovingly embraced and merged pretty darn seamlessly; whilst being warming it never distracted from the delights that reside within. Quite brown sugary sweet from the offset but not in a cloying way. The chocolate and berry fruit stand out , but there’s so much complexity going down here that every sip was a lingering pleasure. A triumph.
Cirrhosis (1164) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
THANK YOU GULLY, YOU STUPID BLOND SHORT PERSON!!!!
Black to a ruby brown color (yes I do mean ruby brown) with a thick bubble ring clinging to the edge of the glass what is surprising given the massive alcohol content. Aroma shocked me with how mild it is with very subtle hints of the monster alcohol hidden inside. Earth some and some sweetness with flowery alcohol can be smelt. Taste is very good and very similar to the aroma but more complex. I swear I taste something I want to call cinnamon bun but I know that’s not correct, lots of dirt, flower/perfume alcohol but not harsh, grape juice and mild smoke all show up. This is so viscous its coating the back of my throat like cough medicine. I think that odd taste that I first thought was cinnamon bun is actually Cranberry. Awesome brew, glad I had a chance to sample it.