duff (5484) - Copenhagen, - MAY 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Quite boozy, and definite sake characters, malty, and feels like its going to be sweet, but the alcohol seems to detract from the sweetness, and balances it a bit. Having said that, I couldn’t see myself drinking more than half of a small bottle of this.
alexsdad06 (6268) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8.5 oz. bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of fruit, sweet malts, sake yeast, still a big alcohol burn, caramel, some spicy character, apples, at one point I got a hint of smoke, surprised at how boozy this still was.
drsordr (1320) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours hazy dark amber with thin white head. Nose surprisingly fruit for this big beer. Candied apple, toffee, some pear. Taste moderate sweet up front, similar fruit character to nose, fairly crisp for older beer. Mid palate moderate bitter and definite alcohol. Some continue alcohol on finish with some malt.
nilsas (1883) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lukt: Fin duft frukter, krydder og karamell.
Utseende: Dunkel gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: søt smak av frukter, karamell, krydder og litt alkohol.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@250ml, ABV@17%, Når@07.02.2015
Kommentar: Stor takk til Byrne for å dele denne.
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.5 oz. bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Purchased in 2010, but I guess this was brewed in 2009. Original 17% version. Pours a cloudy amber color with virtually no head. Warms the nostrils, and has a sort of spicy edge to it, too. Notes of sweet and caramel malts, brown sugar and maybe some toasted cane sugar, too, earth, a bit of cardboard, and vanilla. Hard to pin down. Rice and beans? Medium-bodied, with a boozy, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty interesting. I am a sake novice and had no idea what to expect with this hybrid ale.
rosenbergh (7628) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle. #430. Bottled on 08/06/2009. From Alko some years ago.
Hazy mid-brown colour with no head.
Sweetness, malt, mild farmyardy notes, some dried fruits and alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is... Wow! It's burning... Alcohol is well present. Sweetness, malt, yeast, alcohol and vinous notes. Intoxicating.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a couple of bubbles. Sweet malt, fruit, and other sweet aromas. Malty, sweet, sake, dry flavors. For 17% actually drinkable.
Geokkjer (6157) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, rice, white asparagus, malt and bread. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, oxidized notes, bread and fruitiness. Full body, soft carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"light orange in color, sweet fruity honey-like aroma and a similar flavor. alcohol is obvious, but it’s not overly hot. a little sticky and slick going down. the sake yeast lends a unique aspect, but it’s not elite, and therefore not worth the high $."
Yorker (1422) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, and alcohol - with an alcoholic finish.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5 ounce bottle, with some age obviously. Pours a hazy brown with not much of head (and there was barely a hiss upon opening). Aroma of toffee, caramel, earth, cardboard, tart and dry fruits, faint hints of booze. The taste is sweet caramel, sunflower seeds, nuts, honey, oats, booze, candied berry like fruit notes, vanilla. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, fairly hot. Solid beer. Interesting.