maley1 (1036) - calgary, Alberta, - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden copper pour with a few traces of bubbles for a head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, ripe fruits and malts. Taste of malts, toffee, honey, caramel, you guessed it very sweet! Slight hint of dried fruits in the background. A little cloying but I love BIG beers so I enjoyed this one. Very low hop bitterness on the finish as well. Good beer.
VertBaconStrips (2279) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
15.9% at brewsters? This must be some cruel joke! 6oz pour. Beautiful dark burnt orange colour. Sweet but in a good way, orange honey stuff, caramel, raw sugar, waaaay better than I assumed. The taste is pretty good and some how not sickly sweet - oh it’s sweet but not that bad. Honey, sweet plum, hints of alc here and there, caramel, toffee chew, cloying. I dig. It’s easy to drink quickly which was no surprise. I don’t even think it matters what the temperature is. Style wise it doesn’t stack up at all but it’s a pretty good drink - don’t let the 2.8 deter you.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Revolution. Sweet dark fruit, caramel and malt. Hides its alcohol amazingly well.
DuffMan (8917) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Lake Bonavista location. Brassy gold, low white head. Sweet honey and toast aroma with underlying soft fruit esters. Sticky sweet honey kissed malts with some soft underlying ripe fruit esters. Warm finish with low bitterness. I’m surprised that I liked this.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small sample on tap. I hope they save some for the next apocalypse as this needs to dry out a bit. Still tasty sweet boozy malty sipper.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2015 On tap at the original Brewsters. Pours a clear reddish copper with a off white head that l aves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, sugar, alcohol and some caramel. Taste is sweet malts, hints of caramel and has an alcohol warming. Overall it?s fairly smooth for a 17 percent beer. Could drink more of these.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper colour with a small off white ring around the glass with little lace. Aromas of alcohol, sweet, light caramel, not as malty as I’d like. Flavour is very sweet malt, light caramel, and a warming booze finish though i must say for such a high abv its decently smooth. Overall not as intense complex malt as I would like and this is under a belgian strong ale though Gunther says it’s a barley wine.
reebtogi (5395) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass on tap at the Oliver Square location in Edmonton pours a golden color with a small white head that leaves a few specks of lacing behind. Aroma is light caramel and grains with alcohol. Taste is a strong malty sweetness with hints of caramel and a generous alcohol burn in the finish. A very strong, but simple brew served in 6oz portion size, which is certain to get one inebriated in a hurry, but is not overly satisfying for the palate. Needs more complexity to earn a higher score.