FestDecBeet (381) - - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours an amber Coe. White head. Very clear.
Smell: very malty. Very sweet like syrup. Flowers.
Taste: very malt forward. Extremely sweet. Syrup. Slight alcohol.
Feel: medium bodied. Sweet all the way through.
Overall: nice beer. Easy drinker but watch out for the abv.
First drank: mom & dads 4/4/15
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i really liked this one. pours nice amber/copper with a nice malty aroma with a little hop cutting through with a little smoke on the end. nice malt sweetness with a good bite from the hops. finishes sweet with dark fruits and smoke on the end. very nice
Thechasm442 (380) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
100th review. Draft poured into a tulip. Pours a clear copper red with an off white head and amazing lacing. Aroma is molasses, bitter citrus, and some malt. Taste is sweet, orange, grapefruit, malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and sticky with little alcohol presence. Awesome beer.
graham_murphy (378) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite dry and sweet - caramel, biscuit and raisins from the malt. What stands out is certainly the ease with which it goes down given its strength. I’ve had plenty of imperial stouts at this ABV and you feel them in your throat. This is subtle!
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pour is deep amber with a small caramel colored head. Aromas of caramel, bananna, huge burbon, vanilla, and candy. Flavor is malty with warming burbon, brown sugar, vanilla, and more candy. What a treat in a bottle.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The flavor here was just off, maybe I got a bad bottle, and will have to try another of my 4-pack and maybe re-rate.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 rerated 4/16/2011. 3.7 ---> 3.7 .... one thing stood out to me tonight... perfume.. smelled and tasted perfumy. this was a drinkable beer but it had an odd aftertaste. subtract that aftertaste and you’d have a decent looking beer that was lacking in overall oomph.
Zekada (374) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share from a friend. Aroma has malt, dates and grapes. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Taste has some malts and is bittersweet with some fruit. Palate is medium thick and lingers in the mouth. Overall an okay beer. Nice body but you could wish for more taste.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark cherry color, with a half inch head that fades quickly to a thin soapy cap, leaving behind a thin webbing of lace. Given the high abv, I’m not surprised that there wasn’t much foam.
Smell; wow, there’s a very strong woody aroma here, as well as a what I can only describe as brandy. Is this barrel aged? There’s dark fruits, such as cherries and dates, and I’m also picking up vanilla as this warms. This thing smells great.
Taste; starts out pretty sweet, and fruity, with cherries and dates, and then the oak barrel, and boozey flavors (almost vinous) make a significant appearance. The vanilla is there, but I’m picking up some coconut, that wasn’t present in the nose, and a bit of a peppery spiciness. Finished sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is full bodied, and very smooth. Dinkability is good for the style and abv, but you still wouldn’t want to be drinking more than one or two of these in a nght.
TychoJames (370) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från systembolaget. Vätskan är bärnstensfärgad med beiget skum. Kraftfull doft av russin, smörkola och fat. Smaken inte riktigt lika kraftfull men mycket angenäm av ovannämda dofter. Trevlig beska och bitterhet som avrundas med den knäckiga fatkaraktären.