satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is burnt caramel, nutty, quite sweet, near brown sugar, tannic raisins, booze present. appearance is caramel epitomized, deepened amber, ruby center, filmy head, strings of lace, fading quick, active carb. flavor is semblance of balance initially, sweet, heavy maltiness, crunchy usually but at times mucky caramel with hints of pine folded in. cherry deep frutiness creeps in at times. warming brandy notes but in the end overwhelmingly sweet by approx. 300ml. by 500, bordering on undrinkable malt bomb. mouthfeel is oily, sticky, lingers.
jbruner (2837) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy copper with minimal head or lacing at this point. Aroma of big sweet caramel malts and dark fruit with earth tones. Taste follows, sweet and boozy, definitely a barley wine at this point. Held up pretty well.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Tasted in early 2013 from a capped 750mL bottle at SvT’s house. Pours cloudy cola brown with a thin tan head that recedes to thin, but long lasting lace. The nose is super malty with tons of caramel, toffee, some milk chocolate, cola syrup, and just a touch of hops underlying. The flavor features all of the same malty and lightly sweet flavors up front, moving to some nice burnt sugar and hops bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, super malty and nicely bitter finish.
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cellar cleaning continues...Smells very sweet, like dark fruits - raisin, prune, plus, plus some rum. Nice, actually. Taste is pretty much what the aroma would indicate, with maybe a touch of woody hops. Overall, this seems to have held up pretty well...
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
""imperial amber"...toffee, deep, rich malts in the fore, with hops in the background, mostly as a bittering agent, not very present in the flavor or aroma. Bottle is from May, so not quite fresh. Agreed it’s a touch muddled, but overall was pretty good...somewhere between an amber and irish red, just double the strength."
ineedbeer (1037) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Found this bottle hiding in my cellar - oops.
Aroma is very oxidized with some large honey and wet paper character. Doesn’t smell infected though so it has that going for it.
Pours a cloudy dark, burnt amber with a moderately thick, dark tan head with decent retention.
Flavor is sweet upfront with some light caramel notes. That is quickly swept away by some light, harsh bitterness and large amounts of oxidation. Tons of golden raisin, honey, and lots of wet paper with hints of soy sauce. The more of this you drink the worse it gets.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderate astringency with medium alcohol warmth.
Overall, this is horrid and I am so happy I held onto it this long. This lived up to its expectations. So oxidized.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
750ml bottle. Old by now, as well as infected. Can’t really say anything good about it at this point.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red pour with a light tan head. Aromas of caramel malts, brown sugar, and some subtle roasted coffee. Flavor is very similar and that abv is dangerously invisible. Very tasty!
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, very opaque. Small off-white head, almost tan. Little bit of lacing left behind. Malt, figs, dark dried fruit, molasses, and vanilla in the nose. Taste is all of the above with a bit of a grainy finish. Not bad at all.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 22.04.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ kraddel’s tasting:
Fyldig lett sødmerik salt lukt med preg av karamellmalt, humle, toffee, salt lakris, buljong, sjokolade, tre, gras, litt umoden banan. Sødmerik lett fyldig og syrlig smak med preg av karamellmalt, humle, mørkt sukker, toffee, sitrus, gras, kakao, tre, salt karamell, alkohol. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Love 110k. Has a great amount of alcohol and some sweetness to it. You can taste the cedar and the caramel. The hops is very mild. Malt is the number one factor in this beer. That is where all the sweetness is coming from. I think it is balanced well.