lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep warm Armagnac color with warm orange glow. Looks shiney, thick, very dens and has no head at all. The aroma is sweet and reminds me to the Centenaire version of Grand-Marnier. It has also has hints of honey, nuts, almonds and peppercake with a flair old vintage Bual Madeira. The taste is round, sweet and sweet spicey with hints of agorn sirup, brezilliènne nuts, Marc de Bourgogne, triple sec liquor and some cofit of ginger. This is more liquor than beer but very interesting and complex. Thanks to Bierkônig who shared a glass with me in his most interesting beershop (Olbutikken) in Copenhagen. Thanks Jeppe for letting me taste this very rare and outstanding brew.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden copper colored with no head. Sweet and very full aroma with a warming alcohol tone. Honey, berries and spices - more like a dessert wine or portwine than a beer. Very full and warming flavor with warming alcohol tones - not overwhelming. Sweet with honey and spices. Soft and sticky mouthfeel. Extreme of course, but very well balanced and actually very tasty. I don’t like liqour at all, but I really like this one, so I guess it must have some kind of beer character. Fortunately I have 2 more bottles :-)
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
After a 13 hour drive to PA, and getting lost and being stressed beyond belief, thanks Egajdzis for letting me sample this beer on arrival. Amber color with no head. A brandy sniffer with alcohol jumping up your nose. The flavor is mainly alcohol and very very sweet. I taste some cherries, caramel, and oranges. Something to sip very slowly. I enjoyed it.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Amber colour with no head. Malty nose with some oak and a nice balanced sweetness and alcohol. Flavor has some dark fruit sweetness and a cognac like alcohol touch. Thanx Jeppe for sharing this special beer.
Thanx to yespr, I had one more sip of this wonderfull beer. This one, bottle # 315, seems more balanced and smooth.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Thanx to Jeppe from Ølbutikken for letting me try this one. Copper colour with no head. Heavy cognac fruity alcoholic aroma and sweet sweet taste. Medium to full body and a sweet warming finish. 7-3-6-4-16
Bottle vintage 2003 #315 thanks to Yespr. A amber beer with no head. Heavy malty, fruity and alcoholic aroma and taste, cognac like. Medium to full body with a strong sweet warming alcoholic finish. A sip a day chould keep the doctor away!
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on strange little bottle, thx for sharing Jeppe) Small lash of alcohol, like cognac hits the nose at first. It disapears fast and becomes more of wood and sugarconservated wallnuts and mead. taste is aflow with warmth and powerfull notes of rottenfruits, sun and tons of malts. Finish is warming and a bit acidic. Weird brew indeed.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extreme sweet nose, over-ripe fruits, prunes, smells like brandy. Clear coppe colored body, no head, completely still like a liquor. The flavor explodes in your mouth, tastes like a fine port or sherry, very sweet and candy-like, strong alcohol flavor. Although its so extreme it really goes down smooth. Oh and btw, thanks a bunch to BierKönig for giving me a sample...
slap22happy (1) - TARRYTOWN, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding! I had the 2003 version of this classy brew. Smooth fruity with a slight and I do mean slight bite at the finish. This would stand up to some of the finest ports I have tried. I wonder how it will age over 10,20,or 50 years.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber-brown colour with no head. As Jens says, curtains like fine liqour (never seen that on a beer before). Over-ripe fruit and cognac aroma and flavor. Perhaps it’s not "beer" but despite the high alcohol it manages to be balanced and delicious. I didn’t have high expectations but must say that im impressed.Thanks Jeppe.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
[At GABF 2004, Denver] An amber beer with no head, but the liquid makes "curtains" on the glass like a strong wine or liquor. The aroma is woody with strong notes of alcohol, but also overripe fruits, sherry, and bourbon. The flavor is powerful with notes of plums, other overripe fruits, and loads of alcohol, that burns the throat, as a strong sherry. The end is dry woody. An experience - but to me, not a beer.