kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Dark amber looks with lovely head and lacing, although not the best lacing I have seen. Aroma reminds me a lot of Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Flavor...words. Words cannot explain. ZOMG. Ohmy. Nuttiness...candi sugar...caramel malts...freshest hops you can imagine...lingering flavors...alky, but not a burn...heeh. This is so good. Upon going to heaven, I imagine God will take the basis of this and make it the best heavenly drink possible. This is just woow. Best. Beer. Ever.
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle - July 4th BBQ tastings.
Red appearance with thin white lacing. Aroma is oak, caramel, wood, some smoke cheese. Taste is oak, blackcurrants, smoked cheese, some Bamberg malts perhaps? If not I’d like to see some in this.
AndySnow (4754) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel, raisin, sweet malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, dried fruit, a bit vinous, caramel.
Homer321 (2628) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A hugely malt forward nose, I can smell the diabetes. Moderately to aggressive hop bitterness with a full bodied chewiness. Solid barley wine kind of beer.
davidtjm (885) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a thin head, aroma is fruity, malty, sweet. Taste is fruity, alcohol. Great
Beerhunter111 (10325) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reifes Obst, Karamell, Vanille. Geschmack alkoholisch, sehr malzig, Vanille, leicht holzig.
VinegarStroke (338) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2014): clear, deep copper red with a light head and good lace. Huge malty lift. Some fruit and huge caramel. Very intense. Very clean. Only really one dimension but a great example. Off dry to slightly sweet, not sour, high bitterness that’s balanced and it is hot. The palate is very fruit and intense. Great balance and flavor. Figs, raisin, fruit cake, caramel and dry spice.
This is a massive beer but a great drink. I love the style.
Chadski4 (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic molasses and brown sugar sweetness that elevates it above the standard Arrogant Bastard.
Lawger (228) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chestnut with red hues, almost clear and with off-white head. Complex aroma with roasted almonds, herbs and big roasted maltiness. There’s a concentrated scent of whipped cream and with some wet wool in the background. Full bodied palate, big bitterness with a medicinal quality like Underberg herb liqueur. The finish is long with that medicinal bitterness on the back of the tongue.
atatum1234 (21) - Rogers, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s a beautiful pour, with dark amber color and thick beige head that stays with the brew. Nose is resinous and First sip is surprisingly low key in alcohol. This is a 2014 bottle. Sweet, malty start with a bright hop finish. It’s not as clean on the palate, which I enjoy. After a few sips, it is almost the same affect as chewing on a hop flower. Those flavors linger! Great strong beer. For the alcohol, it is easy to drink. Plan so age a second bottle to test against next couple years.
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours cloudy dark ruby with a lasting beige head. Aroma is malt, herbs, raisins, alcohol, caramel and fruits. Flavour is bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation. Finish is resinous and bready malt.