Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Four years old now. Almost no head on a dark and cloudy straw colored body. The aroma is mostly grain, just a hint of fruit. The taste is quite sweet but no more alcohol heat. I didnít change the rating but I liked the 2010 bottle better in 2012.----
Over a year of sitting in the cellar. Letís see the change.
Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy copper, half finger of head, quickly gone though.
Still smells like lots of ripe fruit: apple, orange, pear. Thereís more malt to smell, dry grains.
Tastes sweet, malty, a pear and cider. Ends as a bitter sweet combo. Alcohol hidden.
Heavy body, sticky texture, low carbonation. Lasting heat but not "alcoholy".
It tastes better than a year ago. Very complex and drinkable for a high ABV.
Poured from bottle into 200 mL tulip glass. 1/4 inch dirty white head developed and quickly faded. Rust/amber color, not quite transparent. Noticeable carbonation.
Smells bright, new fruit with pear and apple most apparent. Under that is malt. Quite pleasant.
Taste like alcohol, caramel and malty sweetness. The taste lingers in the mouth for awhile afterward. Almost like the beer version of port.
Syrupy and fairly carbonated. It is heavy on the tongue.
For its style it is good. One bottle is plenty to enjoy for awhile. I have a few more of these that are going to sit in storage for a few years, maybe even a decade. Iím excited to see how time changes it.
katrinaez (528) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raisin aroma and color. Some peanut brittle and an odd ripe to rotten strawberry flavor. No alcohol taste but you feel the burn down the pipe in the end. Slight sweetness and yeasty. Lots of sediment in there and I havenít even had much of the bottle. 2013 vintage in bottle.
Dorkenstein (83) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 1/7/2014. Big caramel aroma; some candied orange and toffee as well. Taste is very caramel forward, followed by vanilla, toffee, light orange zest, and then bitter at the back of the tongue and booze burn when swallowing.
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer...borderline barley wine....flavors are all over the place...really nice...(#515)
Torrefacto (886) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Versiůn 2015. Caoba rojizo limpio y espuma canela ligera. Aromas de frutas confitadas, mermelada de frutos rojos. Cuerpo denso y meloso. Sabor dulce de mermelada de inicio, con final de amargor seco y ligeramente astringente.
melush (1264) - SPAIN - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. Vintage 2015.
@ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine.
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Malt, alcohol, sweet, slightly fruity / Malta, alcohol, dulce, ligeramente afrutado.
McTapps (5553) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep amber-vanilla colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of malt, hops, cake and rum. Taste of barley, mild hops, malt, caramel, nuts, ripe fruits, cake, rum and barrels. Smooth to drink, delicious brew.
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Die 2014er Version war es. Und die hat was auf dem Kasten gehabt ! Schoene Balance diverser Aromen wie Kaffee, Milch, Honig, Roestmalze und etwas Getreide. Sehr sueffig fuer diesen Alkoholgehalt und die Staerke wird hervorragend durch eine feine Suesse ueberlagert. Klasse.
spujr (26) - - MAY 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
No overwhelming flavor, nice and balanced on malt and flavor throughout. Very nice mouthfeel, creamy. No heat from the alcohol.
SKCwillie (29) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma. Sweet fruit after taste which seems hide the dryness youíd expect in a 12% beer. Really pleasant, really complex flavors. Very enjoyable.
tfontana (109) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from The Drinkery, Derry NH. Aroma is strong--could smell it from over a foot away! Smell is complex of malt, fruit, alcohol, yeast. Appearance is beautiful, clear, dark red amber with champagne-like sparkling. Mild, 1/2 finger width creamy off-white head with nice crackling sound from a distance. Pretty insignificant lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with fruity sense and only the mildest alcohol detected at the end (pretty well hidden 11.9%!). Palate is velvety creaminess, medium bodied with carbonation that gives it backbone until zippy kick at the tip of the tongue at the end. Finish is wet and moderately long fruitiness. Overall, there is soooooo much to like about this beer for all of the senses! Hard to find much fault.