smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A beer unlike any other, this one has a warm, sweet flavor highlighted with notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Touted as The World’s Strongest Beer. 25%"
I’m curious to see if this beer was fortified. It is better to compare this to port as it has all of the properties of a fortified wine. Pours very thick, looks like brandy. The smell is very intense with all of the elements listed above plus dark plum and some blackberry. The taste is sweet and potent, like maple syrup with vodka. Overpowering but delicious. Worth having as a treat (or dessert).
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish amber of color. An aroma of port, prunes, sweets and alcohol. A flavor of alcohol, port, rum, sweets and candy.
RespertFTW (517) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Mittenator. Clear amber/copper with no head or carbonation. Aroma is a little hot and smells like molasses and brown sugar. Taste is incredibly complex and awesome. Molasses, butterscotch, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit. Full body and oily in mouth.
cobaink2 (51) - 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 (4088) - 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 (1729) - 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 (2854) - 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 (1399) - 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 (1612) - Moving to Jax, Florida, 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 (1982) - 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