yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 cl bottle at Söder om Småland. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Wineous and fruity aroma. Sweet, dextrose, wineous and overripe fruity. Dark malty and roasted. Overripe fruity and toasted malty finish.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2013. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is floral, fruity, some slight alcohol and actually not all too balanced. Flavour is alcohol, sweet alcohol, some ripe fruits, mild liquorice and mild floral notes. At 17.2 % it’s quite blasting, but still somewhat drinkable.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Söder om Småland.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and cookies with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
omhper (18317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at NK ölbar, Stockholm. Hazy dark brown, minimal head. Boozy bourbon aroma. Sweet with really full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Slight salty chocolate, notes of espresso, plenty of bourbon. Heated finish. Potent, yet with balance. One of the better super strength beers I had lately.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody boozy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty woody caramel vanilla dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2012; bb 2022
Dark brown color with generous creamy head. The aroma is mild but elegant, with some malt, vanilla, oak, raisins, alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, immediately warming because of the alcohol content, but not boozy; excellent malt flavor, very sweet but not cloying, with a good share of dark and of dry fruits; the bitterness is also very high, with plenty of hop resins and some bitter oranges. The final is hot, but still full of flavors.
Extreme, but dynamic and very pleasing.
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home... deeep brown ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... soft floral hop nose ... very sweet ... soft fruity toffee ... zezty lime... oily fruits ... juicy fuits... soft malts ... very mellow smooth rounded ... alcohol is hidden up front... but its there... juicy fruity malts ... lovely
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Cloudy brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty raisins aroma, dades, plums, prunes, toffee notes, floral, leather notes, biscuits, grapes, some grapefruit, some vanilla. Raisin flavor, dades, prunes, warming alcohol that is very well hidden, toffee, biscuits, vinous, grapes, pears, some roasted notes. Finish brings warming alcohol, dades, pine, prunes, dades and some grapes. Really nice.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 375 ml bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft.
sampled on March 1, 2013.
Clear reddish brown color, brown head. Sweet, Salubrin, terpentine, solvents, nail polish remover scent. Sweet, charcoal, alcohol, sticky taste. Sweet, alcohol, burning aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Initial rating: 5/4/6/4/11=3.0
When allowing to warm up, breathe a bit and wait for a few other tastings then to return, goes more to my liking, more drinkable if you wish.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Powerful stuff. Bourbon, alcohol edge, bitterness, sweetness. barley wine character, I guess this will mellow a bit with age.