dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with a thick orange head. Nose is boozey, citrus, caramel and pine. Taste is sweet at first and ends bitter but the finish is a slow gradually increase of bitterness ending with a strong punch. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, body is heavy and the finish is long.
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Smithld1 (72) - 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 (134) - - 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 (3686) - 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 (1560) - 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 (970) - 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 (1763) - 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.
smcniel24 (4) - Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorites! A bit pricey but occasionally worth it. Usually only a seasonal bear.
puboflyons (2709) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 2015 batch. Bottled 10/15/15. I actually thought I had reviewed this one before now. Reddish-brown pour under a full cream colored, foamy head. Interesting aroma of barley malts, grain, sweetness, but it really feels full all around. The body is medium to full. A bit more alcohol in the taste but everything else reflects the characters I picked up on the nose.
ericwill99 (85) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong and rich, I'm sure I'd be happier drinking out of a glass, rather than a cup. Rich and malty, the hops really fade into the background for me on this one. The alcohol is always lurking in the background.
donandres (3) - , Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
in goblet, not a lot of head
appearance: dark reddish
overall experience with the beer.