aracauna (3495) - 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 (8047) - 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 thatís 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 (3499) - 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 (18221) - 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 didnít 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.
yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl, shared by 3fourths, thanks a lot Mike. Itís murky brown and rather flat. No wonder, as it had been carried around for a day or two. Itís vinous on the nose, with caramel, a suiting oxidation, some meaty umami hints and lots of chocolate. The flavor is equally vinous, with chocolate, cocoa and caramel. Meaty too, and with some bitterness. Full body, warming. Sweet, warming and bitter finish with a good dash of chocolate. A lovely one indeed, certainly keeping well. A bit on the alcoholic side maybe, but itís far from too warming. Again, thanks Mike. 120511
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
"Intermission" beer at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012, courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot, Brad!
The beer is light brown with only a mild haze and no head whatsoever, which is to be expected.
The aroma is fabulous, offering maple syrup, booze, toffee, vanilla, oak.
The flavor? Oh my...hold on, I need a moment (tears). If I was a lonely rich guy, I would drink this straight from the bottle immediately after getting out of bed around noon. Incredibly balanced and rich, with all of the characteristics mentioned in the aroma transferring beautifully into the flavor.
Silky, velvety smooth. The beer melts into the palate and delicately warms the cheeks. Heavenly.
If loving this is wrong, I donít wanna be right.
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Last tick of Epic Tres. Itís actually pretty sad that this monumentus event has to come to an end, but I canít think of a better way to close out the night. Thanks a bunch for bringing this Chris! Somewhat cloudy orangish brown that is completely still on the pour. Nose is so inviting, this would be a perfect sipper for a cold winter night. Caramel, vanilla, maple, oak, bourbon, and booze highlight a magnificent nose. Millennium is sweet and boozy with loads of caramel, vanilla, honey, and maple. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, no carbonation, and an exceptionally long finish. A masterpiece of a beer, absolutely incredible. Obviously this isnít something you would kill yourself, but it would be a perfect sipper over multiple days. Hereís to getting snowed in this winter!
ephemeral8 (69) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle over 3 days. 2nd day was the best showing.
Nose: 1st day--date cakes, golden raisins, dried figs, baklava, sugared pecans. Diacetyl buttery pecan rolls, clove, sweet potato pie, brown sugar, very hot smelling. 2nd day, everything became more integrated and the alcohol fumes settled down quite a bit.
Mouth: 1st day--unpleasantly alcoholic, like a fever flush. Headache inducing, like what Iíd imagine a turn of the century sick room in China smelling like--5 spice and cheesy unwashed flesh and incense smoke. Very cloying. Burnt wood oils, like those liquid smoke drops. Charred bananas. 2nd day was much better. Again, the alcohol calmed down and everything integrated fairly well. The sickly smoky things went away for the most part, and it became much more tawny port like. Mild umami and oxidized sherry notes. Distinctly unappealing looking, dirty with lots of floaty bits.