cobaink2 (15) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great chance to taste this. Lots of notes with this. Very brandy like. Figs and lots of alcohol. Very lingering taste. It sits with you for a whole. Solid.
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reebtogi (3794) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Edition. 710ml bottle pours a dark brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, vanilla and port wine. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with some red wine and cognac flavors and a dominant alcohol burn. Heavy body with no carbonation. Flavors are much more complex than I can describe here. This is quite an exquisite brew and if you can afford it, you must try it.
baraciisch (1494) - USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep mahogany brown in color... Absolutely no head or carbonation... Aroma is pure barleywine, caramel, toffee, ethanol.... Syrupy pour, has generous legs... Flavor is caramel, leather, oak, dates, figs... Notes of bourbon whiskey, vanilla... Alcohol burn going down.. Wow, can hardly call this beer
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JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th Anniversary bottle. Poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a darker copper. The aroma has a lot of rich caramel, creme brûlée, and toffee notes. Tastes of coconut, toffee, and caramel. Really sweet. No carbonation. Pretty good burn on the back of the tongue. Glad I finally got to try this beer.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours flat brown, no head
Smell big raisin, caramel, maple, sherry and wine, big sweet candy, very little alcohol present
Taste big sweet boozy candy, heat on end, sweet raisin, oxidized sherry, maple
Coating, full body,
UDBeernut (1408) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle, poured my self just an ounce. brown with a slight red tint. strong booze nose, brown sugar, vanilla. taste follows with some toffee and more brown sugar. strong booze burn, its perfect.
merc7186 (1645) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Deep Boozy, Vanilla, Caramel
Appearance: Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing
Taste: Vanilla, Caramel, Boozy
Mouthfeel: Zero Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Boozy, Mildly Sweet
degbert (963) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared. Pours a dark red-brown with no head, no lace, and a heavy, rich, syrupy consistency and appearance. Nose is port, fig, maple syrup -- really intense, really dark, and whiskey-like (shockingly). On the tongue, it’s chocolate, maple, port, dark fruit, some hops bitterness; it doesn’t manage to be over the top, but it’s so intense as to be drinkable only in very small doses. I expected whiskey, but this is still recognizably beer; it’s just beer distilled down to a thick, syrupy glaze. My brother-in-law thought it would make a killer ice cream topping, and I agree; I may also toss a shot of it into a pot of baked beans. (Heresy, I know.) More an experience than a beer, but I’m glad I had it.
wildbeercat (321) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2013 Edition bottle #12853. Small pour into the custom Utopias glass. Served at room temperature.
Aroma: Instantly fills the room. Honey, toffee, vanilla, maple. When the glass is held closer to the nose, there’s just enough heat to give it a little tickle.
Appearance: Clear, dark mahogany body. No visible carbonation at all. Slow, thick legs take forever to travel down the glass. Beautiful.
Taste: Butterscotch, honey, maple, toffee, sherry, caramel, milk chocolate, Snickers. Cognac.
Palate: Take a small sip, just enough to coat your tongue. Let it sit and slowly press upwards towards the palate. It feels like butterscotch candies melting on your tongue. Creamy, melty, ever so slightly syrupy. Plenty of alcohol heat, but it’s a slow, mellow burn. It’s not a blazing fire, it’s the cozy, warm coals.
Overall: The most breathtaking beer I have ever had. A game-changer. A better cognac than Hennessy, and a better Oloroso sherry than most sherries. My favorite beer of all-time.
felipesotille (2) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible sensation I felt when I tried this. Extremely high alcohol level, it´s much more a liquor thanm a beer I think... The aroma is great, with caramel, chocolate, but the high alcohol afects it. The aftertaste is awesome, the chocolate is evident, almost no carbonation. Dark color, dark amber, almost black.