Tonkun (1112) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle Otsuchi commemorative release. Copper pour with a nice but quickly fading head. Toffee, caramel, raisin, bread. A bit of vanila. Silky and smooth despite the complexity and body. Will be much better after several year but is still very good. A beer to sip. Cannot wait to have this in 3-5 years.
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 haven’t even had much of the bottle. 2013 vintage in bottle.
Dorkenstein (84) - - 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 (887) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Versión 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 you’d 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.