kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee nutty coffee choclate sweet massive taste. This is a monster. Not sure if I should drink it or eat it with a spoon. I appreciate it.
HeadyDE (481) - Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pour into snifter..dark brown almost black pour with small beige head that fades away..all kinds of activity..nicely carbonated..sounds and smells coming from this are impressive..nose is memorable with roasted toffee..vanilla.cream..wood..mouthfeel is quite amazing..really expected this to be a hot boozy mess..but oh so wrong..oily like texture flavor is intense with an initial hit of bourbon spiked black cherry..absolutely astounded by how the ridiculously high 15 percent abv is so well masked..booze does leave a nice warming lingering presence once sip is complete but far from overpowering..tasting great almost year and a half after bottling...only real downside might be slight soy sauce notes upon finish..very well done indeed..
wxman (1398) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear but opaque brown with a sizable tan head. Aroma is dried dark fruit and instant coffee crystals. Taste is quite sweet with roasted malt, honey, dark caramel, dark dried fruit, coffee and notes of dry red wine. Alcohol shows up after the swallow as that warming sensation. This is an outstanding strong ale and well balanced considering its busy character. The only problem is I’m enjoying this when it’s in the lower 80s outside on Memorial Day. This would be an ideal after dinner while sitting by the fire in the dead of winter.
anders37 (16455) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty weak woody caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty woody thick caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate, caramel and dark fruit finish.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, very dark brown, moderate to large frothy beige head, dies quickly, sparce lacing.   Heavy sweet bready nose, some dark pitted fruit, a bit candied.   Dark sweet alcoholic bready malts up front.
Some dark pitted fruit, hoppy, candyish, and luckily not as cloying as I thought it was going to be.   For a 15% beer, this one is very easy to put back.   Warming, but not real hot.   This is one fine sipper!
Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Moderate bready malts, candyish citrus peel, dark pitted fruit, and hops on the exit.   This is a great beer, very easy to put back.   Could sip this one all day long!
burg326 (3575) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle poured dark brown with some amber highligts, aromas of caramel, light bread and booze, lots of booze. Flavors were light caramel, light chocolate and tons booze. Way too boozey for me.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Deep dark brown reddish colour, beige ehad, medium size. Sweet aroma indeed, plenty of caramel in there along with (dark) lagred fruit chocolate, alcohol. Thick filling mouthfeel. Sweeeet flavour indeed, dark fruits, lagred, caramel, alcohol. Sweeet.
jesperhammer (2839) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25-MAR-2013, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Dark, dark, dark, brown with red hue. Sweet chocolate aroma, with a little alcohol, and some nutty malts.
Taste is very sweet and malty. Very thick body. Slick. Very low carbonation. Lovely beer.
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at papsø.
Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and cocoa powder.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense dark malty, alochol presence. Thick malty: sweet, syrupy, caramelish and roasted. Bitter and lingering dense caramelish. Roasted dry finish.