Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this last year and remembered loving it. Poured into a snifter..
A: Oaky. Boozy. Molasis note. yes..... not bad but not very complex.
A: Pours decently thick especially watching the bubbles rise. Little head. Nice semi transparent brown color.
T: First thought is something like oh my god this is amazing. As the beer finishes the thought continues only more so. If ever a beer was a 10 in taste this is it. Molasses sweetness. Dates. Alcohol cuts through but is more warming and surprising that aggressive. Oaky. Boozy. Finish has a huge bit of malt which is crazy for a beer this strong. Goes down with almost a brandy-like warmth. Just insane. yeah there’s some carmel in there as well when the beer warms.
P: Feels smooth on the palate. Carbonation is on the money. Flavor development is also amazing. Goes through many different stages. As mentioned before the alcohol cuts though but not in a bad way, more to remind you that it’s there.
This beer is simply amazing. The tastes is complex, the palate is great. The weird thing is it doesn’t smell that great. Oak and boozy are really the big smell notes. But this one hits where it counts: a must try. (How can it be an overall 20 when the smell is a 7? IDK the sum of the parts is less than the whole?)
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours murky reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, caramel, licorice, vanilla. Taste is medium sweet caramel with oak and bourbon notes, finish is medium bitter with a caramel and alcohol note to it. Medium bodied and average carbonation,
rollinsr (365) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with minimal head. Aroma is figgy with dark and sweet malts. Flavor is very sweet and masks the abv very well. There is nothing to dislike about this brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy brown hue with light brown fizzy head. Aroma is prunes, chocolate, oak, vanilla, plums. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a wood astringency in the following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a decent brew but a bit thin for my taste.
knights97 (104) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A full body with a motor oil color for appearance with a nice liquor taste. This is a perfect desert beer that should be enjoyed and not chugged like any normal beer. Very nice oak barrel taste to and did they do a great job of aging it. The prefect beer to enjoy at the brewery
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bourbony. Wood. Oak. Light caramel brown color. Hot. Licorice? Caramel. Not my kind of thing but if you like barrels give this a go.
Sicken (5) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastisk öl. Fjärde jag dricker sen den kom på SB. Underbar maltkropp och lagringen gör det lilla extra.
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet, boozy night-cap of the kind I find hard to resist, even though this tests my sugar tolerance. Bottle-brown with thick head. The aroma has strong molasses, turpentine, burnt brown sugars, ginger and spice. Slick mouthfeel. Very sweet and treacly on the tongue with some heat in the swallow. Burnt malts and prominent alcohol with a lingering herbal finish that I’m not sure I like. Ultimately a bit too sweet and one-dimensional to rate it any higher. (355ml bottle from Leura Cellars)
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Mahogany, thin white head. Malty, alcoholic, bready, woody aroma. Flavor has barrel all over it, vanilla, oak, berry sweetness. Very very sweet.
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red dark deep amber. Vanilla scotch aley caramel malty. Quite a bit of herbals. Thickish body, vanilla sweet caramel. Sort of ok scotch. Not too sweet, but almost.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
mzaar (1504) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska, ebest SB. Mörkbrun med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av vanilj, nötter, marsipan, karamell och röda bär. Smakinslag av vanilj, rom, karamell, körsbär och rågbröd. Något spritig eftersmak. Mjuk och len munkänsla.