gripweed57 (1283) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Bottled on 10/13/15. 11% ABV. Pours a deep cooper color with a large creamy beige head. Rich caramel malt nose has notes of citrus and pine hops. Flavor is sweet caramel with notes of tropical fruits, roasted butternut squash and bourbon. Notes of dark fruit and nuts in midtaste. Woody and buttery finish. Complex and rich with boozy, sweet malt, spicy and resiny hops and subtle chocolate liquor notes.
kingaugusta (180) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep copper amberwith a fairly frothy light brown head. nose is potent West Coast hopswith a touch of barley sweetness.this beer is aggressive as advertised with tons of hop bitterness balanced against a big sticky barley malt. alcohol is well hidden. A very well made American barleywine
Ahuth (226) - - NOV 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours nice dark copper. Has a nice dark Ale taste. The only thing I don’t like is the alcohol aftertaste other then that it is a great beer.
chriszfat (79) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark amber and big lasting head. Smell is sweet and boozy. Isn’t as horid as I was expecting. Drinks mild but finishes big and boozy and too sweet.
Smithld1 (136) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not entirely sure why they sell these in such big bottles. Slightly irresponsible I would suggest . Luckily I’m already on the sofa. Raisiny , pruney, very alcoholic. Slight chocolate. Intense. I can’t argue with this beer, one winner.
Troupis (194) - - NOV 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense! Holy mother. I wish I had the regular bastard to compare as it feels somehow even stronger. Simple palate but complex taste. Not for anyone but the most ready for extreme beers.
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jesperhammer (3968) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
20-NOV-2015, bottle (best before 2014) @Erik, from Systembolaget somewhere, thx.:-)
Murky, brown’ish, tan head.
All the American Strong Ale characteristics. Pine, grape fruit, caramel, almost roasted, fruity. Sweet, bitter. Clearly not fresh but still very tasty:-)
MaBeer1972 (1665) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Julio’s. A clear deep amber. Tan head that settles to a thin lace. Aroma of earthy sweet fruit. Alcohol is very well masked. Flavor is deep and complex. Well balanced bitterness and very smooth drinking. Notes of chocolate, prune, herbs, pine and coffee. Long lingering bitter finish.
Klimaet (1395) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 1 Year Anniversary. Pours hazy reddish amber with a big offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, caramel, malt, plums, vanilla, citrus. Taste is hoppy, fruity, bitter, malty, dark fruits.
RasmusOtt (2061) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 1 year anniversary. Pours red amber with a beige head. Aroma has some rather big hoppy notes up front, behind that comes all the sweetness. Caramel, big fat sweet plums, deep malty profile and some weak vinous notes. The taste is hoppy with all of that big fat sweet fruity notes which leads to some vinous associations. Alcohol is quite present and the end is rather bitter from the hops. Yet this beer is a pleasure to sip but is indeed a mother drugger in terms of being intense.