mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep amber/ruby with no head or lace. The nose was bourbon-esque with massive dark fruits, tons of alcohol, malt and caramel. A touch of maple syrup like character is also noticed. The flavor is vinous and ripe. Full of raisin, plum, butterscotch, sweet carmel and brown sugar. The finish is full bodied, bitter and all alcohol. This burnt like hell going down. Every sip steals your breath (not in a good way). Fortunatly I was able to sample it for free at the 2005 Great American Beer festival. At $100 a bottle you should try it; if anything to say, you’ve had the strongest beer in the world.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Few Ounce taste @ Downton Bar and Grill courtesy of super cool bartender Matt Byrne, normally the tastes go for $20 and the bottles are $400, so I have to give major props to Matt. Shared coincidentally with a friend named Matt. Pours brown and viscous looking. It looks quite thick overall, this however changes as it goes on it seems more thin it opens up. The nose is pretty damn insane its very hardcore with a supreme kick of alchol thats bigger than I’d expect but than again it is 25%. Also there is some big maple syrup smell in there too. The taste is like dessert wine on crack cocaine. Sweet maple and caramel. It also has a huge mouth punch, with a grappa kick. Its sharp on the palate but it also is intriguing as it changes as I drank it. Memorable.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper brew kettle: Pours a clear cola color with no bubbles. Rich, refined malts with notes of whiskey, wood, fruit, spice, grass and earth. Very robust, complex and strong. Heavy bodied and crisp, without carbonation. Ending contains brown sugar notes. Thanks, Bruce!! :)
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper kettle thanks to my man Chris. 2003. Very complex with notes of malt, raisins, prunes, caramel, coffee, syrup, pine, alcohol and a somewhat dry finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample provided by Jeffin7. Clear amber body is still. Uber hot and boozy nose is very sweet with toffee and raisins. The flavor is rum-like, very sweet, raisins, toffee and booze. Full body is sticky and still.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a copper kettle, courtesy of jeffin7 (who foolishly and kindly opened up his cellar to us). Thanks, Jeff! Pours a clear, dark amber color, almost like maple syrup; headless. Dense, nose-burning brown sugar and maple syrup in the aroma. Full, incredibly dense mouthfeel: lovely, creamy brown sugar, maple syrup, and toasty vanilla; satisfying liquor- and cordial-like density; slightly buttery, creamy as all hell. Lovely stuff. Lengthy, buttery and maple syrup finish.
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle split w/friends, pours like a burbon, looks like one too, its definitely potent stuff, taste of pancake syrup, really delicious in small amounts.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 Edition. #06258. Broke this one out with some friends. Amber hued. No effervescence. Sweet brown sugar and tons of alcohol. Full bodied with cinnamon and dried fruit flavors. Huge beer. Huge burn. Interesting to say the least. Sipped on this on pretty much all night.
Clansman (5) - Alleroed, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I find it a bit irrelevant rating this "beer"
for its rather a fusion between sherry and whiskey. No hop character and no foam or CO2.
Besides its very expensive, so I recommend a good whiskey instead.
However it was interesting to taste it and in fact its better than I suspected.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 vintage bottle # 03497. Pours oily brown with no head. Quite viscous. What a nose: toffee, caramel, nuts, sherry, port, cognac, maple syrup... very un-beer like. Very oily mouthfeel. Sweet brandy on the palate. A hint of sherry. Some oak. caramel and milk chocolate. Very sweet... but not too cloying. Nice nutty, alcoholic finish. Extra points for ambition.