daddanicola (5) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
profumi che rinnovandosi in continuazione nascondono i fumi dell’alcol, attenzione
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
head: quite large, white
colour: dark orangy amber
smell: buttery caramel , alcohol, sweet malts, bit soury, bit salty, dairy, ... INTENSE !!
taste: very sweet caramely start, bourbon, caramelized apples, alcohol burst !, sticky, vanilla, oaky, oranges/grand marnier, bitter / dry and grassy end , AMAZING !!
Bontus (755) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. Orange clear liquid, with teardrops to the glasswork. Vinous, sweet, oak & earthyness aroma’s. Very warming alcoholic MF.
gEUS (1725) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Agreed, there’s lots of alcohol... But what is so special is that the alcohol only comes after the taste explosion in the mouth: first a nutty hint, then chocolate and finally confited orange peels... The danger is that it srinks so easily...
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, vinous, mostly alcohol. Like a cheap licuor. Does not work as a beer. Brutal. A little malt extract, no bourbon character. Mostly for the Guinness book of records.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle. Cloudy brown colour Small off-white head. Intense vinous aroma with fruity esters and alcohol. Vanilla and oak. Strong sweet flavours. Candy-like. Strong oaky flavours and a very strong hop bitterness. Not even close to achieve balance, but rather intense and rough. Sweet, but also very wooden, hoppy and bitter.
Scopey (12537) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Bottle at the Cask Pub and Kitchen, thanks to Mes. It pours a cloudy amber colour with a thin lace of head and minimal carbonation. The nose is of dark sticky fruits (prune, raisin and date), honey, brown sugar, bourbon and wood. The taste is prune, date, maple syrup, honey, nut, wood, varnish, orange peel, caramel and molasses. I can’t believe this weighs in at over 19% as the alcohol is pretty well hidden, making this surprisingly easy to drink!
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours plum brown. Nose of sweet caramel, brown sugar, fig and raisin. Taste is very sweet caramel, honey, molasses, fig, raisin, brown sugar and bourbon barrel.
chrisv10 (15292) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky brown/orange with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, bourbon, vanilla, fruit, caramel and syrup.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; 375, 19.1%, Big Worst Barely Wine Bourbon
Poured into goblet glass; murky copper-gold appearance which reds out at the edges. Aroma is alcohol, honey, caramel, marzipan, candi-sugar and floral hops, bourbon and oak.
Taste is honey, syrup. caramel, marzipan, candi-sugar, loads of alcohol, sweet malts, hey, nectar. some treacle, bourbon and oak.Very complex and big but misses the spot for me. A very aggressive beer!