Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Pine, resinous, liquorice, dried fig, plum, woody, spiritous, musky, grapefruit note and treacle/caramel.
Taste: Medium/high bitterness, medium sweetness and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, medium body, average carbonation, astringent lingering bitterness follows an initial sweetness. The finish is fruity, spiritous, liquorice, burnt caramel and has alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very tasty and glass lace. 2012 release.
CpyNPrnT (370) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 edition. From notes. Big beer, sweet fruit, plums, cherries, caramel. Lots of hops, but strangely does note destroy my palate, just kidding. Gotta love the DB.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog, 2011. Caramel, syrup, brown sugar and raisins. The alcohol comes through together with some dried fruits and a long afternote of sweet-soaked hops.
FiremanChris (15) - - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle to a pint glass pours a deep amber color with a tan 1 finger head and good lacing.
The nose is dark cherry caramel malt sweetness.
Taste is very sweet and malty up front.. Strong, brown sugar, syrup, cherry caramel with some bitter hops on the back end. Definitely boozy but this feels like a punch you in the mouth type beer that is not trying to hide the high ABV.
Mouthfeel is thick, syrup, spicy and very smooth.
Overall this is a winner. Very bold and complex flavor that is not quite my style but I have to respect it.
tlyx (56) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
maltig, karamell och nödig ton och tydlig humlebeska. Alkoholstinn så man får ta det lilla lugna. En alldeles för stor flaska, 25 cl hade räckt!
GlennGlenn (1) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A kind of strong alcohol note and warm aroma of dried fruits. Deeply burnt orange/red appearance with off-white lacing.
Very sweet and bitter taste and a very long-lasting hop bite. Noticing the 11.2%. Leaves an oily palate. Great beer but such a bastard!
coachd (103) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a unique reddish brown color with some sediment. Has more head than I was expecting for 11.2% ABV, but it recedes quickly. Great looking beer. Smells strongly of alcohol, more of a sweet stout or barleywine smell than an ale. The aroma and appearance are near opposites of one another. Taste is hops up front, alcohol in the finish - that’s it. Not much of a malt presence that I could detect. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth for such a strong beer, but the aftertaste is way too boozy. You couldn’t eat anything with this beer; it would dominate the taste of any food. I was hoping for something more complex. I’m a big Stone fan, but I would recommend just about any of their IPA’s or stouts over this one. This beer is good for getting drunk (which does have it’s place), not for savoring.
HeadyDE (505) - Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle pour..medium caramel color with decent amount of carbonation..nose is controlled by sweet malt..molasses..brown sugar..mouthfeel starts out fairly medium bodied with just an ok mouthfeel that has traces of teriyaki-spiked soy crossed with maple syrup..kind of a lot going on here..lingering boozy heat comes through at the end..
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Copper color with off white head. Aroma sweet, raisins, marmalade, toffeee and caramel. Taste is very boozy, caramel, pepper, dates, dried fruit but the alcohol is overpowering. Way too boozy
jack1586 (3) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks like a beer smells like a beer, tastes like Kestrel. Awful in everyway, and even worse for pretending to be a beer.