glenD (31) - - DEC 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 Vintage in a bottle. Iím an ale kind of guy. This ale is just wrong. It pours a very cloudy dark caramel color. The taste is mostly alcohol with a mild bread aftertaste. Itís a beefy 11.7% and it aint playing. My only afterthought is at least it doesnít taste like a barley wine. Itíll get you drunk but there are better high percentage ales out there. North Coast has become on of my favorite breweries, but they missed the mark on this one. Maybe I got a bad batch...
Lacho (22) - USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good fizzy head that dissipates after a while with a copper color. High alcohol is evident from the start, but is very well behaved. Tastes of cotton candy, burnt caramel, and here comes the alcohol. Oh boy, really great beer, well balanced. A must to have several in your private stash.
MarauderSky (2) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have never rated beer before, but I thought this was great. I smoked a pipe while drinking it and enjoyed it a lot.
katrinaez (537) - 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 (91) - - 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 (544) - 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 (894) - 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 (1287) - 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 (5574) - 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 (5559) - 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.