BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes: tried two separate bottlings, and will compare/contrast here. Started with a 2007 bottling, sold in 2008. Poured ruby red with a small, thin off-white head. Aromas of dark candied fruit and caramel. Full-bodied, with a slight thickness to it. Still, not too heavy and a nice, lingering finish. Slight dryness and astringency to the finish. Flavors of dark cherry, candied fruit, mild caramel and maybe cola. Next, was a "fresh" 2010 bottling, sold for the 2011 holiday season. Appearance was identical. Aroma similar, but with more alcohol in the nose. Palate is significantly thicker and syrupy. All of the flavors are there, but are muted by a fairly strong note of alcohol. All-in-all, excellent, but worth aging if you have the patience. Wondering how much longer I should keep that 1995 bottle in my refrigerator...
McSherman (429) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Samichlaus, Abfüllung 2014 - rötlich braun, klar mit wenig weißem Schaum. Der Antrunk ist eine Wucht. Deutlich süß und alkoholisch empfangen die 14% den Trinker. Dann entfaltet sich eine Vielfalt an Aromen: fast likörartig, malzig, Waldhonig, Nüsse, etwas Portwein - toll. Schade, dass ich davon nur eine Flasche habe, das ist ein perfektes Bier zum Einlagern.
Das Bier ist wohl ein Doppelbock, aber auf jeden Fall eines der eigenständigsten, welches ich kenne.
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Versione imbottigliata nel 2010, stappata dopo 6 anni. Dominano i forti toni alcolici, sia a naso che in bocca. Aromi di porto, caramello, pane. Molto dolce in bocca, forse un pizzico troppo. Malto, miele, prugna, uva passa, alcool. Lontani sentori di cioccolato. Lungo warming. Labile secchezza che si avverte dopo qualche secondo in fondo al palato.
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. One that has to be sipped slowly. Drinkability is low for this one. Flavor is plentiful. Massively sweet, so it may come off as cloying to some. Gets better as it warms up. No hops anywhere, just a pure malt bomb. Mouthfeel is smooth and on the heavier side.
colui72 (490) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful and bright dark amber with nearly no head and very low carbonation. Sweet molasses and caramel aroma. Taste is mainly sweet, malts, molasses, caramel, apricot. Can’t detect the taste of the booze (amazing for a 14% beer). Very nice, tasty, and killer beer. Great great great, they brew it only on Dec 6, they must be training hard for this!
ffbot (175) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is really all over the place. It’s about as intense as you can go, being 14% alcohol. It is sweet as fuck first of all. Smells of a huge dry hay field, and tastes like someone soaked green apple candy in a corn-flavored sugar bomb soda. It burns your mouth, throat, your inner self on it’s way down. I think I still felt the headache from drinking this on an empty stomach almost 24 hours later
midovark (100) - Balssagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.33 bottle from Austria. It has a strong alcoholic aroma and heavy cloying sweetness, with the taste of alcohol as well.Full bodied with a long warm finishing. Good quality, but not my cup of tea.
govtmulefan (13) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfectly clear amber color when poured, relatively minimal head, incredibly sweet on the front, boozy finish on the back. Taste of raisin, apple and chocolate. ABV is sneaky at 14%
Turtles (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget, web order. Clear amber, small white head, short lasing and only leaving some lacing. Deep, sweet malty nose, honey, oak and boozy. Thick, silky mouthfeel, full-bodied. Sweet and warming taste, dark sugar, honey, raisin, caramel, milk chocolate,molasses, cinnamon and cookies. Well too sweet at first but kind of grows for each sip. Very warming and strong vinous in a good way.
Senka (999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl x4. Brewed in 2014, bottled 2015. One of the best beers so far for 2016. Malty as hell, bitter, sweet with loads of mixed malt in it. Pours clear dark brown, with decent head. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant smooth textured. It does go well on its own, and with sweet desert also. ABV is not noticeable during drinking, but well noticeable after. Fantastic beer.
mrjaxson (418) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Freshly baked bread, cherries and plums are all present in the aroma. Significantly sweet taste with the cherry and plums swimming through to the long finish. High alcohol content content is nicely hidden though because of the very heavy body I wouldn’t want to chug one down. First of a four-pack "Bottled in 2014." One more 330 ml bottle is in the beer fridge and two are hiding from the children in the cellar.