knickskicks (686) - - 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 yearís release.
yngwie (13191) - 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. Itís full-bodied, non-carbonated and warming on the palate, not remotely as sticky sweet as one could imagine judging from the aroma. Thereís not much bitterness going on, itís 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. Itís probably a bit too warming in the end, but itís in the same nice way like in a very fine cognac, aquavit or similar. A wonderful and complex beer. One day Iíll crack open the bottle I have in my cellar, almost canít wait. In the meantime, I can enjoy it at the local pub. 140412
GothGargoyle (1132) - 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!
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at Mikkeller Viktoriagade, cost about £10, 02/03/14.
Murky dark mahogony brown with no head.
Nose is big booze, rich fruit, herbal tones, light smoke, dark fruit rinds, tobacco, leafy, earthy.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sherry tones, sweet demerera sugar, booze, dark fruit peel, dates, leather.
Full full bodiment, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid stuff for the ABV which doesnít come across anything like 27%!
anthony850 (241) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at EBF high alc. A little fiery going down with a hint of fruit.
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sudomorph (510) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. Pours a clear caramel/ruby colour with huge legs and no head. Aroma is massive and complex. Slightly tart with notes of chocolate covered cherries, dark fruits, maple, alcohol, vanilla, and bourbon. So much going on. One of the best smelling things Iíve ever had. Taste is sweet and complex with dark fruits, maple, and chocolate covered cherries.
Full body with no carbonation. Syrupy texture paired with a sensation that attacks the tip of the tongue. Alcohol warmth but not a harsh alcohol flavour. Very mild and rounded. Overall the most complex beer Iíve had. An experience for sure. Lots of dark fruits, and dark cherries with a huge aroma and aggressive mouth feel. Awesome!
glennmastrange (2220) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of caramel,light cooked orange and perfume for the hops, moderate beef broth for the yeast, with raisin, dried fig, toffee, tawny port and lots of alcohol. There is no head, no lacing, but it does have good legs. Color is clear mahogany. Flavor startes heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, ether-like with no carbonation and a harsh alcoholic finish. Iíve seen the good and the bad reviews of this beer, and after one try, I love it.