johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with dusty brian and jon...nose is really nice with caramel and toffee notes...the mouth follows with the same flavor and a good dose of hops....solid brew.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650cl bottle shared in a snifter. Deep red with a beige head which lasts quite well giving some pretty lacing. Aroma is as you would expect hops but not your normal kind. Very powerful but expertly blended to give a pleasantly clean taste with an astringent bitterness which demands respect. Over the top in every respect but the malt is nicely restrained as I had been wary of a syrupy backdrop to go with the extra ABV and hops but no this is better than the standard version (but not by much as that is already excellent).
babymammoth (63) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours beautifully and looks like a calm, fiery sunset with an amazing head. Rich stewed fruits and caramel with hints of vanilla. The toast hits the nose but the taste is an evolving monster of flavour. The beer that keeps on giving....excellent!
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Aluc Celle Riga. Hazy amber. Nuts, malts, wine, prunes, hopy hops.
Quite bitter, medium sweet. A lot of burnt sugar, caramel, prunes. Nice, good balanced, complex.
biirusaikou (2585) - - MAR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#2000 draught at Craft Hands. 2015 version. Rich dark caramel and figs, raisin and marmalade, big bourbon bite with lingering spices, syrupy body, dry warming finish . A big big brew, definitely a slow sipper, best enjoyed as digestif.
Leini (1818) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle, 2014 edition. Hazy amber body with a very low brief head. Alcohol, caramel, orange zest, pine, toffee, citrus,
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a 22 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear brown color with a large white head. The aroma is full of hops with some toasted malt, very appealing. The taste is simply WOW!!! A world class beer.
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a treat. Big nose, intense maltiness, caramel, lots of dried fruits and berries, some wood touch, quite lovely hop kick, mostly citrus. Moderate sweet with moderate bitterness. Syrupy. Awesome sipper.
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One delightful "muther of a beer" indeed. Toffee, caramel, citrus, rye, and bread taste. Spice in the aftertaste. Resiny and sticky. Creamy and smooth. Simply marvellous.
Maris (1393) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 12/2/2106 (ABV listed as 11%). Pours a cloudy dark reddy brown with a small head. The nose features caramel, toffee, rye, spice, honey, stone fruit and a bit of zesty citrus fruit. Flavour wise, this is huge - masses of caramel, butterscotch and toffee, brown sugar, sweet stone and stewed fruit, marmalade, bread, toast, rye and spice, followed by a hint of warming booze. It features a massive sticky, resiny bitterness which hits you like a punch in the face. The palate is syrupy and slick with modest carbonation. Extremely bold, rich and intense. Magnificent.