Peter_L (713) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 2cl@Man in the Moon. Rödbrun vätska med total avsaknad av skum. Tror skumkronan sade upp bekanskapen för en tre, fyra år sedan. Massivt, mitt i skrevet, kraftiga aromer av maderia, ekfat och salt lakrits. Här handlar munfyllnad inte om hel eller halvfyllig. Blåslampa laddad med chilinapalm ligger närmare sanningen. God, nää. Värd pengarna, jo tjena. Men den är one of a kind!
vtafro (3239) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour, barley wine I think not. Dark pour, flat. Maple and dark malt aromas. Flavor is more similar to a maple cognac.
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Scarcely resembles beer. Cognac flavor. Cognac mouthfeel. Cognac appearance. Tastes ok for like a sip and then I remember that I don’t like liqueur.
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two different vintages tasted after judging a commercial competition in Sacramento. Thanks to Sammy for providing. Aroma is herbaceous and peaty, with massive hot alcohol. Clear copper with no head. Taste is earthy, cloyingly rich and the alcohol is present throughout. Very good.
knickskicks (695) - - APR 20, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12th Annyiversary version. Still auburn pour. Nose is port wine, sherry, very sweet malts, booze. Taste is port wine, sherry, vanilla, cognac, sweet sauce. Full sticky mouthfeel, everything comes together so well.
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle opened on April 2014. Pours a slippery brown with highlights of red. Nose is heavy of alcohol. Pulls a blanket over your tongue of cherry cough syrup and molasses. Your mouth gets coated with a heavy sweet liquid that lasts and lasts. The KMF definitely changed this year’s release.
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Patricks. An unclear, reddish brown drink, flat as a pancake. Pretty awsome aroma, very vinous and boozy, in a nice way. Raisins, cellar, prunes, toffee, notes of coffee, chocolate and some dark berries. It’s full-bodied, non-carbonated and warming on the palate, not remotely as sticky sweet as one could imagine judging from the aroma. There’s not much bitterness going on, it’s the malts that run the show. Some hints of coffee, cellar and old barrels, with quite a lot of raisins, prunes and toffee. Dark berries chime in, just like in the aroma, present, but far from taking a leading role. It’s probably a bit too warming in the end, but it’s in the same nice way like in a very fine cognac, aquavit or similar. A wonderful and complex beer. One day I’ll crack open the bottle I have in my cellar, almost can’t wait. In the meantime, I can enjoy it at the local pub. 140412
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear rusty brown with no head. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugar, wood, toffee, raisins. Boozy on the palate, sweet with an alcohol burn on the finish. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, maple, sherry, fig. Boozy but great.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating number 1200!!!!!!! Been wanting to try this beer since 2005. Aroma has tons of burnt sugars, caramel, licorice, toffee, booze and herbal hops. Dark amber hue with no head. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with no carbonation. Overall an insane beer that is completely over the top. Loved the complex malts and beautiful amber hue. Just insane and a perfect 1200th rating.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winner of a sample at Taps 25 in East Lansing, MI. Ruddy brown with no head. Big, bold, boozy with massive Caramelized sugar and butterscotch. About as bold as it comes. The richest beer dessert there is, and quite a surprising treat!