BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 29 of 40 sampled at Woodshed 1.0! This one is truly remarkable...can’t imagine another beer standing the test of time like this. Molasses, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, cocoa, roasted coffee, and vanilla. Slight influence from the barrel but it is there. Shocked that I had an opportunity to try this one. Thick, viscous, chewy...exceeded expectation based on age. Raisin, plum, and fig all there. Really impressed!
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nearly black, brown head. Aroma? WOW! Prunes, molasses, rich chocolate, odd cheese, raisins. Flavor is sweet, decadent, molasses, cocoa, prunes, dark raisins...holy shit this is awesome.
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 28th February 2009
Sherry Barrel Aged. Bottle 40/40. Opened after a night out with the missus and her work mates at one of their weddings! Phew what a relief, peace and quiet and a craft beer! Beautiful nose of chocolate and sherry. Smooth silky palate. Opaque black in colour. A sweet sherryish start and then there is a little carbonation providing a brief bite and then some minerals. The main body is a complex medley of chocolate, sherry and mildly spicy licorice which is the type of licorice you normally only get in a proper Vintage Port from the 1970s! Rich dark finish with a some good cherry and red fruit coming to the fore and a parting note of yeast and coffee. Quite stunning! Depite it being a 750 at 15% I could barely restrain myself from bolting it. Very easy to be praiseworthy about such a rare (and expensive!) beer but this is honestly the best beer I have ever had!
2011 Note - still the best! If anyone has a 2006 version then I have one more of this one we can share or possibly trade!
2014 Note. Found some of this in the back of the fridge, I’d kept an inch and a bit in a jar. Still tastes amazing. Rich malts, chocolate, light coffee, big sherry - madeira - port. Light warming finish. Amazing beer.
EHSRanders (1916) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with medium creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of raisin, licorice, and chocolate. Sweet spicy flavor and lasting finish. Creamy palate.
baggio (329) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Crazy-tasting in gothenburg. Huge thanks to Marsiblursi and his wife for supplying this. You guys rock!
Apperance: Pitch black and very thick. Nice, wee, brown head.
Aroma: Ripe fruit, Chocolate, Molasses, Sherry.
Taste: Prunes, Raisin, Bitter chocolate, Molasses, Dark caramel, Roasted malt, Port wine.
Palate: Huge and very complex. Thick as motoroil with a high residual sweetness and very little carbonation.
A work of art if you can cope with the sweetness. Nuff said.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle no.35 Heavy malty aroma. Raisins, coffee and dark chocolate, very nice and round aroma. Small, light brown head. Black body. Flavor is bitter and sweet, liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium to full palate.
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Great session and great beer. We have waited to years to gather the seven (8?) people for sharing this great beer. Thanks to Mikkeller for this project. And the rating is not for the rarity of the beer, just the experience of the beer!!!!!!! lightbrown fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Almost a 3 but it got the 4! Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull rasin, plumb and vanilla notes. Moderate bitter fantastic complex flavor. Long great finish. Creamy palate. I truly love an imperial stout with this power where coffee is hidden and vanilla is dominating. I am in Ore!
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Raisin Raisin complex balanced. Fantastic dicy beer. dark black coffee. Nice balanced coffee
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle no. 35/40. Black. Low head, light brown. Aroma of medicine, herbs, laqurice, faint chocolate and coffee. Sweet notes too. Faint notes of dark dried fruit too. Sweet flavor, long duration. Light acid notes, moderate bitter finish. Heavy syrupy texture. Alcohol.
onystrom (1329) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Thick dark colour with no head. Alcoholic aroma with lots of raisins. A gift so didnt support anyone...