Metalchopz (1749) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What an unexpected surprise ! After getting some of my imported beers tonight, my friend Eric gave me a nice sample from his 10th anniversary bottle. Wow !! What a beauty ! More like a fine liqueur than a beer. Reminds me of a great sherry. Rich brown-red colour with no head, but the aromas and flavours that came out of this are beautiful. Plum, dates, raisins and caramel nose. Same dark fruits in the taste, but with a light coffee finish and the very mild vanilla coming out in the aftertaste (giving hints of coconut with the mix of spices). Notes of maple syrup are also found. A very nice treat and a great product to sip. A little at a time.
nimbleprop (3004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF. I was truly excited to finally have the opportunity to sample this one. Pours a clear copper with no head. Looks like bourbon. Nose is all booze, plum, brandy, cognac, cherry, wood, heavy port. Flavor is all port, slightly sugar, ice cider, rum, brandy, cognac, a little windex. Full, hot, sticky finish. One of a kind.
vvesside (151) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This thing was crazy. I had this a few years back at a dinner with family and friends. The aroma was super strong with a lot of alcohol in the nose. Good taste considering the abv.
ration (1651) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 28.7.2010
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Amber in color with no head and beautifully thick legs. Aroma is of maple, vanilla, caramel, malt, brown sugar, toffee, raisin and fig. Taste is of toffee, with sweet caramel, raisin, vanilla, sugar plums, fig and oak, with a light nutiness and a deep warmth.
Odysseyalien (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was treated to a sample today at Three Bling Monks in Garfield, NJ. In a single word ... "delicious"...and thanks to Brian for the sample. I would say though that to call this a beer is almost a misnomer as the taste is really more like a liquor or brandy. Tasty for sure, but difficult to call it a beer.
jhamp9 (752) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10th anniversary edition shared with some friends. Clear mahogany pour with no head and no carbonation. Coats the glass like motor oil. Very strong aroma. Has a lot of maple syrup, butterscotch, wood, toast, and alcohol with a touch of dark fruit. Initially there is the a strong hot punch of alcohol when you take a sip, then it goes into maple syrup, caramel, dark fruits, barrel, a just a hint of hop bitterness. Alcohol becomes less noticeable as you go. Thick and sticky on the palate. Quite the experience. Glad I was able to get my hands on some of this.
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 bottle. Smells of maple syrup and butter. After letting it breath for awhile it has smooth out. Very delicious. Warms nicely but not too much
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a thick ruby red color with no head at all, big surprise. Aroma was all over the place in a good way, straight alcohol heat, lots of port and sherry notes, loads of toffee and caramel, dried dark fruits, and some barrel/woody notes too. Flavor was similarly complex, good amount of sweetness, but never cloying. Alcohol is certainly stomach warming, but not to the point where it’s offensive. Lots of barrel and great barleywine characteristics come together to create this huge experience.
50belair (1335) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10th anniversary bottle. Murky light brown pour. All kinds of booze and caramel aromas. Big boozy heat and flavorful caramel malt notes. A little too much for me, but still not bad...