JudgeDread (16) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow what an eye opener, literally. Very pleasent sweet aroma, high alcohol aroma as well as flavor. This beer warms the body as it goes down. Almost felt as if I were drinking an expensive liqour of some sort.
ken (2) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beer I have ever tasted. In spite of the high ABV it is a very good experience and only surpased by the 1986 chimay Grande Reserve I tasted at Kulminator in 19999.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to JPDIPSO for letting me take a nip out of his bottle from 2003. Super nutty aroma, tons of caramel nuttines and lots of alcohol. Medium brown in color with no head and nice legs. Flavors explode in your mouth like a scotch. I picked out butterscotch, smoke, caramel, toffee..it was very complex. Oily mouthfeel, nice and thick. This was an interesting "beer."
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled this last week at the Atlantic City, NJ Beer Festival. Thankfully, Sam Adams poured a few of these and my friends and I knew enough to ask for tickets. This "beer" is so unique that its very hard to rate as a beer as opposed to a cognac or other high end spirit. That said, here goes: Gorgeous and crystal clear liquid amber with a wonderfully aromatic nose of sweet caramel, alcohol and vanilla. Intense but not overbearing flavor of buttered rum, vanilla and a hint of earthy, woody notes. Finish was long and sweet and pleasantly syrupy. This really is a sipping cordial for special occasions.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enough has said about this beer -- I have very little to add. The aroma is the biggest defect in this beer ... slightly medicinal, but note I still gave it a high score because every scent around it is gorgeous. The flavor of malt and hops positively explode. This is, of course, a beer of extremes. This stuff is one moment a scotch, one moment a barley wine, and the next a rich liquor. Heady stuff.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 ’05 bottled #03221, poured a deep bronze with no head. Aromas of vanilla extract, maple syrup, and alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, maple syrup, surprisingly smooth, with lots of complexity, and a slight fiery burn in the chest on the way down, good healthy body, alcohol warms you with each sip, flavors burst on your tongue. Beer perfection, a drinking experience of a lifetime.
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the EBF....
I know some people say thats is not a beer,but i think that was very great.....
Aroma:Very strong,bourbon,alcohol,maple sirup.....
Appearance:Redish,very small head....
Flavor:Strong alcohol,oak,caramel,maple sirup....
MikeSheehan (3) - USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the finest extreme beers I’ve ever tasted. Tastes more like a cognac than a beer, but it has none of the distilled "gasoline-like" taste of most spirits.
Truly a revolutionary drink, and the highest alcohol content in the world for beer!
russghost (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this on draught at GABF 2004 - Loved it almost like a very smooth cognac.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
EBF ’06: Strong, but without the harsh bite of a regular hard liquor. Flavors of sherry, raisins, and vanilla. A good beer to take your time with, and a great canditate for a snifter rather than a pint glass.