Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color beer with small foamy head with minimal retention and almost no lacing. Aroma consists of deep sweet malt with some dry raisins notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some sweet malt with notes of dry figs and raisins. Although taste is very sweet it avoid being cloying. No discernable alcohol even thought ABV is quite significant with a full body with limited filtration and some low carbonation. Very well done and definitely something I would want to try again.
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown. Bitter, grape skin flavor. Some yeast, which I don’t expect from the style. Also, some unpleasant alcohol flavor. Something is wrong here.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks hopdog for sharing this 2005 bottle! Pours a mostly translucent golden deep amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, very sweet, alcohol and very grainy. Flavor was earthy, caramel, toffee and nuts. Also getting a bunch of dark fruits. Alcohol is toned done in the flavor.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SourFest II. 2007 Vintage. Dark orange color with no head. Caramel malt aroma. A somewhat bitter malt taste. Some candied oranges as well.
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a mlight brown or red with a beige head. Aroma was of brown sugar, toasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor was dark candy sugar, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Solid but not great.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Beeryum for sharing. Poured a clear amber with a minimal off-white head and oily legs up the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet and complex. Notes of candy, toasted malt, smokey, yeasty, and fumes of alcohol. Malty flavor with plenty of fruit. Moslty red apples. Finish is a combination of bitterness and alocohol pepper. Very warming. Medium bodied. Mouthfeel is silky and almost syrupy.
Grovlam (4156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe, 31-10-2008] Average off-white light creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Hazy amber color. Aroma of rye bread, vinous, fruit. Over the palate came heavy notes of malty, alcohol, hint of what appear as mild sour fruit. Quite complex and yet the alcohol is maybe a bit to strong. Full bodied with an average carbonation and heavy heavy texture. Heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering alcoholic and malty vinous finish.
boFNjackson (4152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(2009, 13.5%)... Poured reddish/rust color with a light, khaki head. Very sweet beer with hints of malt sugars, caramel, plums, raisins, and other dark fruits. Low yeast presence with a hint of hop bitterness. I can’t believe this abv is as high as it is because it’s really masked well.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. 2009 Bottle. The smell is sweet, spiced, heavy fruits, and strong. The taste is more fruits, sweet, caramel, and malt.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 2004 version on draught weighing in at 15.5 percent I believe. Medium amber-auburn color, some rusty hues and a small beige head. As with these very high alcohol, high gravity beers, the body looked slightly wavy, like looking at a bottle of syrup. Aroma smells of dry white grapes, dry pears, sour german yeast. Sour apples, cherries and a touch of alcohol. Flavor starts out with a peppery, lightly biting yeast, with alcohol, raisins and some dark cherry chocolate liqueur flavors. Plenty of sweet malts arise, honey, white bread, more yellow fruits as well. Bold spiciness on the finish helps balance the large sweetness. Ends with a warming and heavily drying effect. Reminiscent of EKU28 and the huge body on it. Very filling beer, well-made and unique. A grand sucess for kuhnhenn to brew such a balanced and flavorful, yet potent beer. But then, you already knew they could do it.