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.
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got this from pushkinwow a few years back and i just avoided drinking it, waiting to share it with someone. Colour is a murky brown/amber. Aroma is alcohol, dark fruits. Flavour is a rich caramel, alcohol not really that strong, apples, vanilla. Truly this is delicious, not sure if waiting 3 years helps or not but it was enjoyable.
kalervo (864) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pyryn luona 5/2015. Interesting beer in many was, there was for example a hint of soy sauce in the aroma. Unique.
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours hazyorange amber with no head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, malty, liqourice root, spices and honey. Flavour is sweet and boozy. Full bodied, oily texture, no carbonation. Finish is sweet, bitter and overwhelming boozy.
alexsdad06 (7103) - 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 (1589) - 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 (2440) - 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 (7600) - 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 (8688) - 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.
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vtafro (4925) - 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 (6679) - 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.