Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing bottle #1593/3000 during his 50th birthday bash. The beer pours a murky amber-brown color with a minimal white head that evaporates quickly to a bubbly outer ring. Sticky, coating legs on the side of the glass. Aroma of liqueur, maple and dark fruits. Full-bodied sipper with flavors of sherry, port wine, maple syrup and boozy vanilla. The finish is oaky with a vinous and boozy aftertaste. Very good beer overall.
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012
Courtesy of 3fourths Pours deep brown with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cocoa, chocolate, dried fruits, grapes and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long vinous, sweet cocoa and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is stick, carbonation is flat.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
massive thank you to Brad for sharing this with the late night rbwg crew, wyndham lobby .. . pours a deep tan mahogany .. still .. . caramel, cognac, melted brown sugar, booze, and toffee .. . very warming stuff, the 20% is there but as an after thought .. . smooth and velvety, an amazingly unique beer in every sense. a masterpiece! .. . . bacon up that sausage, boy!
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (#085) by Brad at RBWGJX 2013, hotel lobby
Appearance: Dirty brown, small beige head
Maple, brown sugar and caramel, sweet
Very nice, held up good for the age
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Brad for sharing this at the RBWG. This is a very sweet beer. Lots of caramel in the malt.
b3shine (8183) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Bottke to taster at RBWG; BIG thanks to Brad for sharing this monster whale, and to lithy (Justin) for sharing his pour with me (as I was absent when it got popped) Looks good; a cloudy caramel that’s basically a liquor, so the stillness is fine. Smells and tastes good too; sweet and boozy like nice dark candy with maple notes. Good on the palate too. Delectable.
beastiefan2k (3587) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big ups to brad. Dead pour but a beautiful toffee with alcohol sweet baked goods and a nice roundness of age. Way smoother that other 20 percent beers. Not cheap cognac like Utopias. Really nice alcohol sweet flavor. Strong but not cheap. Good sweetness and burnt brownie. Nice alcohol aftertaste. Bold yet nice.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Bottle in the hotel lobby. Big thanks to Brad. Pours murky amber with a slight, tan cream head. Big toffee in the nose, lightly oxidised malts, ripe fruits. Huge sweet flavor, big alcohol, toffee, apple, caramel, dates. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, rich toffee, lightly tangy fruits, big alcohol. Really big and sweet beer, lots of toffee. Sweet and heavy.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG! Brad you are the man! Hell yea. Very boozy, maple, oak, and incredibly full of alcohol. Very sweet, brown sugar, a bit of maple, smooth for 20% booze. Absolutely delicious, but I feel like it is missing something after 13 years.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle - corked 750 ml - bottle #389 - Night of the Titans 2013) Had this one lying down since 2005; a bit of a mistake in hindsight. The cork didn’t come out all the way so we had to filter out some of the chunks of it. But I digress.
Murky copper pour with no head and no carbonation. Drunk room temperature. Sweet and boozy aroma with loads of maple syrup. Flavor is deep and rich. Very sweet with lots of alcohol notes, definitely more reminiscent of a port or a brandy than a beer, but smooth and sweet nonetheless. Finishes with a gorgeous warm note and maple aftertaste.