crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Odd beer for me. Zero aroma. Sewage toffee pour taste was mostly vinuous and alcohol. Some toffee. Palate was med thick.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’11 bottle from Sean - thanks! Very dark brown pour with a dark tan head that quickly fades to a ring on the edges of the glass. Aroma is thick, sweet, and dense with plum, raisin, toffee, dark fruit, maybe some candied sugar, and alcohol vapors. Taste is licorice, plum, fig, raisin, alcohol bitterness, and lingering sweetness. Coating mouthfeel. Classic Kuhnhenn gnar-style malt masterpiece. Good one.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany with scant, tan head, no legs / Rich, full, sweet nose of caramel, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate / Medium to full body, but seems thin for its density and abv, chewy, sweet & syrupy, good hop balance, big abv well masked / Flavors of roast coffee, caramel, raisin, date, / This a good beer, but I question making it as a lager as the body just doesn’t hold up, and the flavors are somewhat washed out. This cries out to be an ale, a barleywine.
hoffback (37) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Doften är maltig, blommig och parfym. Viss torkad frukt typ russin. Smaken är otroligt söt och rätt sliskig med inslag av malt, russin och madeira. Nej detta var ingen höjdare. Alldeles för söt och avsaknad av karaktär.
Staffan47 (670) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oerhörd maltsötma och godis i bouquet. Spritig. Viss maltsötma men inte i närheten av världsklassbockar. Syntetiska inslag. Dock passerat "bäst före"
HeadyDE (362) - Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage bottle pour..medium to dark cola like hue..not getting much of the red tint as indicated on bottle..nose is quite intense with all kinds of things happening..they all seem to mold together to produce a memorable aroma..wood..vanilla..black cherry.dark fruit..mouthfeel is unique as expected..surprisingly slick..malty sweetness hits and then comes a slight wave of sourness to keep everything in check..surprisingly fairly medium bodied.very little notice of the extremely high abv on sip but it does provide some warming heat on the lingering finish..happy to score this rare bottle from deciccos a while back...busted out for 300..
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MBGSF 2013. Pours a dark copper amber with an off-white head. Fruity caramel aroma, hinting of bourbon. Grainy wheat flavors, caramel, candy fruit, again bourbon-like flavors. Good, but a bit too much graininess.
drowland (5683) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/13/13. 12oz bottle thanks to mibirder! Rich red amber pour with a small tan head. Rich malty caramel aroma with a similar flavor but a surprising roast/burnt bite, almost burnt toast or burnt caramel. Not bad!
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was hard to see any red highlights in the color of the beer, which looked very dark brown/blackish. It had very little foam -- just a trace of a dark tan head along the side of the glass.
The aroma was very malty, a bit sherried, a little alcohol all mixing with dark dried fruit aromas, a sweet malty toffee note and some estery notes.
The beer drank very thick and viscous, with a good dose of bitterness through the sweet malty backbone, and that pleasant sort of oxidation that adds more to the beer than it takes away.
This is a nice sipping beer or desert treat. Though it might benefit from a few years of mellowing -- to round out the flavors a bit. $9 for a 12-ounce bottle might seem pretty steep for this one, but perhaps in 2 years time that price will seem justified!
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of chocolate, earth, anise, fennel, caramel, cinnamon and a lot of nice and smooth alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with a great anise and caramel sweetness right behind. Aftertaste shows a good malt note, some sweet chocolate notes and decent complexity, all with a very smooth alcohol note and a nice finish. Overall, a great beer with a lot of alcohol but seems like a lot less, all with some good flavours and relatively good complexity. Great to try and although expensive, well worth the money. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 09-June-2012 for US$7.00 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 05-July-2013.
2011 bottle//bought in June 2012//drunk in July 2013