vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, - JUL 21, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Website:
Bought 3 bottles from Website after press attention.
I was startled by this. Aroma, intense chocolate and dark ripe fruit, sherry
taste. deep chocolate, fruit tartness, malt sweetness and a complimentary bitterness, velvety and low carbonation
Lingering chocolate and even vanilla too.
Beuatiful if rather strong brew.
RichardW (1300) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Unbelievably rich and thick with a massive sweet sherry aroma. The big abv isnít immediately apparent on the tongue but thereís only a little time before the warmth in the chest becomes apparent. Very well made and well worth keeping for the last 30 odd months!
doublebock (487) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Blackish-brown with a little beige head
Aroma: Big barleywine like aroma with heaps of oak, coconut and whiskey
Taste: Tons of flavor going on here starting with a creamy texture and then a massive wallop of maltiness, candy sugar. The high alcohol content is quite noticeable as is the whisky infused oak. This finish has toffee, mocha and some spiciness and some fruitiness on the side of the tongue.
Overall: Cant quite pick up on the jasmine here and if I didnít read the label I would have missed the cranberries as well. Still the combination does give that massive malty flavor a unique twist.
Zer0 (813) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Forgot I had this, has been in a box since I moved 2 years ago. Pours almost black with a brown head. Aroma is heavy alcohol, sugar, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is incredibly sweet, sugary. Canít even detect the bitterness, itís just so freaking sweet. Some dark fruits noticable. Ok, the finish is a tad bitter. Itís just over the top sweet though.
fitwitchik (100) - USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged one year.
Second time to consume this beauty.
Pours almost black from the bottle with a light creamy head that dissipates quickly into beautiful lacing.
Scent of sweet booze.
O M G seriously the sweetest shit ever. And I like it. Flavor of raisin cranberry thickness. Goodness!
This is a nectar meant to be sipped with some seriously good cheese. Chose an nice English cheddar. Feeling grateful.
DocJitsu (598) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a one-finger, dark tan head. The aroma is melting caramel in the sauce pan with fermented raisins. Slick, viscous mouthfeel. Whoa!! The 18.2% ABV on the label is definitely accurate. Sweet raisin and rich caramel flavors. This brew is powerful in every possible way imaginable.
roxtersoxter (192) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark black with small tan head out of bottle. Unfiltered. Sweet aroma of raisins and oak. Sweet taste of malt and oak. Great beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerenberger (1110) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Raisins, dark pitted fruit, and roasted malts with a hint of alcohol comprise the aroma. A inky black pour with a small, rapidly dissipating khaki head and minimal to no lacing. The taste is slightly sweet. Dark roasted malts, raisins, coffee bitterness, caramel, brown sugar, sweet fruit with wood notes. The finish and aftertaaste, while sweet, have some pepper and alcohol flavors present. Full body and mild carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, a well crafted beer with an extremely complex flavor profile. It tastes like a sweet port. Would be great with blue cheese!
kappldav123 (4292) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2012. Deep black in the glass, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts quite sweet and malty, more and more dry. Finish less sweet, some earthy notes. Interesting beer.
tiong (2785) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Batch 001 (or 061?), BBE 31/11/09
Pours pitch black with a tiny bubbly brown head. Aroma of sweet roasty malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, wood, ash and oaky notes. Taste is sweetish, roasty, heavy and a bit oxidized with notes of dark chocolate, wood and oak. Finish is sweet, sticky and caramely with notes of oak, dark chocolate and some aged notes. Okay, but feels like itís already past itís prime.
Beer4000 (4104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle sampled in 2011. Black body with a small and fast disappearing brown head. Aroma has dark malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet, dark malt, coffee, chocolate, nice bitterness and warming alcohol. Fine body and long aftertaste. A bit rough and sweet, but nice and a lot smoother than Tokyo*