mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, pours a dark amber with small bubbles as head.
Nose brings out lots of caramel, dark fruits and alcohol - very potent. Flavour screams dark fruits, with loads of dates, figs, toffee, port, grapes and loads of alcohol. Too much for me - the alcohol is overburdening, though itís not really that boozy for the ABV. Complex and drinkable slowly, but it gets really harsh after a while. Not my thing at all.
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice color, ruby-brown, but no head. Heavy aroma, sweet, odd kind of port-wine. Sharp pepper. Heavy sweet flavor, sharp alcohol. Buy a good sherry or port instead of this beer.
delnoche (484) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12.7fl oz wax sealed bottle poured into a pint glass. Cloudy orange with a small white cap. Aroma is candy sugar, honey, biscuit. Flavor is honey, honey, biscuit, alcohol kick, and honey. Wow. Majorly sweet. Alcohol very warming. Definitely a slow sipper.
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PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a moderately carbonated pinkish orange. Medium head, small amount of sticky white lacing. Aromas and taste of bannana bread, fuel, slight dogfish nail polish remover yeast, sweet barley, tons of caramel malt and crystal malt. I understand this beer was 18% but it was still very hot in the chest. Not hidden well at all. Finishes with a boozey mango mead flavor and aftertaste
JaBier (5883) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Holy Grale for Zwanze Day 2013. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, creamy sweetness and some fruit. Malty flavor with slight banana and alcohol before a syrupy finish. Not my thing.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. consumed april 8 2011. pours a hazy copper with ruby red highlights and a thin white head. aroma of sweet melon, boozy sweet caramel, port. twangy sweet date and ripe plum. too sweet and boozy. a shitty port good substitute for this and would be much more enjoyable to drink.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home. Burgundy, Dr. Pepper colored appearance with really no head. Strong, sweet, berry, vinous, boozy nose. Strong, boozy, sweet berry, incredibly malty flavor with a big warming finish. Not really my cup of tea.
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Foil and corked and caged
Dark, clear, orange amber color. No head at all. Thick and syrupy looking. Big ABV legs.
Nose is dark fruits, lots of brown sugar, some sherry or oxidation in the nose, or is it nail polish remover?
Cardboard and dark fruit taste. Interesting mix. Bread, alcohol, and melted brown sugar. Slightly thin really.
Lots of heat in the palate. Tongue is quite numb after a few sips. Sweet, slick and syrupy. No carbonation. Just really all over the board and not in a good way.
Slow sipper and and not that great make for a bad experience.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Clear amber with a medium white head. Hoppy and sweet aroma with malty and caramel notes. Powerful grapefruit flavour with pine, loads od hops and malty notes. Extremely sweet. Itís just to much.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
375ml bottle. Minimal off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, caramel, alcohol. Taste is sweet, Brandy/booze, caramel, pine, alcohol burn. Sticky full body. I found this too far over the top.