Jow (2321) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crags brought out big guns for me to sample this was first of 3 heavy hitters. Pours dark amber. Nose is alcohol and dried fruit. Tastes of sherry, rum, dried fruits, toffee, and leather. Very sweet but very enjoyable. Alcohol burn on finish.
SuperTiti33 (644) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rousse rougeâtre. Aucun collet. Très sucré. Bonne chaleur d'alcool. Très aromatique. Boisé. Chocolaté. Fruité. Banane. Pruneau. Vanillé. Cerise. Noix/amande (Amaretto). Réglisse. Vin rouge/porto. Vinaigre balsamique. Orange. Bourbon. Très fine amertume. Extrêmement complexe. Superbe, presque parfaite.
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Craig’s 12/08 tasting for Jow. Pours clear dark brown, no head, nice legs though. Big sherry aromas, almond too, toffee, dried fruit. Taste is rich and sweet, light alcohol burn. Sweet finish. Interesting stuff.
koleminer20 (782) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. Vintage 2013. 1.5 oz pour. Finally got to try this gem, and good lord it was so worth the cost of this taste! The pour is a nice dark ruby with no real presence of lace on this. The nose is pretty incredible. This one seemed a little hot, but there is some incredible caramel, vanilla, some dark fruit notes. Toffee is also present. The flavor is also a little warm throughout, but the caramel and the dark fruits are just wonderful. The mouth feel is great. Thick and viscous, and covering extraordinarily well. There is no carbonation and a warming, lingeringly smooth sweet aftertaste. Just an incredible experience!
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Generously shared by BVery - wow thanks!! Clear dark amber pour with no head. Massive raisin, tawny port nose. Very nice nose. Fantastic taste - a tawny explosion of flavors coating my pallet. Wow. I want more.
Maltser85 (321) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky brown, mahogany. Super thick, almost syrup like. Aroma of huge bourbon barrels, vanilla, soft oak, coconut. Dark fruit, chocolate. Taste is all of that and then some. Almost a sherry sense to this. It is amazing. Moderately undescribable. I am left partially speechless. This is of course, a full bodied beer. Loved it!
monkeychugg55 (919) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage 29.5% ABV. Snifter at Longshot beer dinner. Looks like a dark whiskey and smells like one from 10ft away. No head but really nice legs. The aroma has a lot of vanilla, oak, and rumminess. The flavor is equally complex and adds figs, raisons, and maple syrup. Thick and velvety with a balanced finish despite all the alcohol. Alcohol warming is an understatement.
mentalmind (38) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3cl shot at Mikkeller. Very nice licorice and cognac combination going on. I wouldn’t categorize this as beer amy more.
Ed5388 (2312) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage shared by Scott. Pours a murky brown color with absolutely no head. Aroma is boozy bourbon, rubbing alcohol, dark fruit, caramel, and oxidation. Taste of raisins, dates, vanilla, thick sweet caramel, and boozy bourbon notes. Lots of alcohol burn.
ElCapitan22 (157) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a burgundy and looks like scotch. Smells of vanilla, figs and alcohol. Tastes sweet and hard, but amazing. Has a smooth finish and drinks like a good scotch. Crazy good! I am privilaged to have had this experience. Thanks Tony!