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 (2987) - 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.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma and taste, lots of port, sherry, rasins and vanilla. just a lovely beer. long finish.
joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Bottle.
Hazy orange red coloured with a small head.
Aroma of dried fruits, brandy and honey.
Sweet flavour of brandy, dried fruits, honey and alcohol.
Reminds me of a good sherry.
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden amber colour. No head. First it is sherry aroma, then caramel, molasses, vanilla and raisin aroma. Lots of caramel and molasses in the flavor. Also lots of vanilla. Long warming caramel finish.