tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crazy syrup. Almost like apple juice concentrate by apperance. Sweet alchol aroma has many fruity complexities. Sweet slightly smokey flavor. Finishes with an alcohol burn. After taste is the best part.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WCCII: Courtesy of Aaron. Awesome brandy tokay bourbon clear colour with to be expected zero head. Strong fortified vinous and malt whiskey rawish alcohol aroma. Alcohol also dominates the palate along with some light sweetness. Flavour is sort of a cross between a medium dry fortified white wine (sherry) and a light caramel malt whiskey. Being a sucker for fortified wines I like this one a lot but doubt it’s worth $100 a bottle. Thanks for the opportunity to try it out Aaron.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Every thing about this screams strong port. The aroma and flavor are both of honey, molasses, and alcohol. The alcohol is a bit harsh but the aftertaste is long and tasty. Thanks Aaron for being so generous as to share this with everyone at When Contients Collide 2.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 WCC2-Pours a syrupy copper red color with no head or carbination. Really coats the glass well when swirled. The alcohol aroma is almost cough medicine like. Very sweet cherry liquer-like taste. Strong alcohol warning feel that stays with you for a while. The perfect example of "A sipping beer." Very cool barley-wine experience. Should really be classified as a "Barley Liquer." Thanks a ton for the taste argoO.
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 Bottle (’09)... This beer rocks!... Bottle… Clear deep crimson ale. The aroma is a sumptuous intermingling of medium sherry, vintage port, chocolate, toffee and assorted berries. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and a rumor of carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of port, sherry, buttery caramel and boozy brandy. Sweet, hot finish. Nearly unbelievable that the foundation of this is malted barley. World class all the way! Thanks go out to otakuden for her generosity!
****Original rating**** Bottle #06757 (’05)... Crystal clear, copper/amber ale with no head. Smells very much like dark sherry or port. Notes of vanilla, oak, dried plum and alcohol. The flavor pretty much matches the aroma. It’s also meaty and a bit heavier in alcohol. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Lengthy, alcoholic/dry finish. The ultra high ABV is well-disguised, but not entirely hidden. Then again, completely hiding an ABV of 25% within a bottle of beer would be like trying to hide an elephant behind a single tree. Oh, and did I mention this stuff is pretty darn spendy? Thanks to Argo0 for the sample! (Original Score = 3.8)
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 #100!!! Almost 2 years to climb this ladder. 18 more years to 1000. ;-) Flat amber, zero head. Nose of cognac, vanilla, maple syrup and honey. Tastes similar, but add additional notes of ginger, tropical fruit, brown sugar, and all that is sweet. Full bodied, syrupy, alcoholic finish. Thanks for sharing argo0!
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maple-laced cognac aroma. Sticky amber appearance. Brown sugar, barley, dried apple tempered with fig notes at first...followed by candied ginger and pineapple in the finish. Warming but doesn't burn. Decadent--the perfect nightcap.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ambrosia, nectar of the gods, as advertising and sam adams would have you believe. Coloring is a deep rich reddish amber. The aroma is VERY strong, akin to a cough syrup or some of that blue moon moonshine. The aroma has been known to kill a man at twenty paces. Amazingly strong alcohol content just from the smell. The taste is like a very strong fiery brandy. WOW, as it blazes a fiery trail down my breastbone to my stomach. More of a strong liquor than a beer.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not beer, it is liquor. It has a way too thick maple texture with bourbon notes.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Copper kettle bottle) Many thanks to my friend Argo0 for this - I hope my parents splurge on Millennium so I can return the favour one day. I must admit - I had doubts, after all - I had had a 3-year young Sam Adams Tripel that had me crouched at Le Mondiale de la Biere in Montréal. Pours a syrupy, thick orange body. Completely headless. Intensely complex. Nose of brandy. Flavours of smooth, high-alcoholic beverage with brown sugar and vanilla. Absolutely great and fine follow-up to the Jadwiga Mead. Man was I spoiled at Jeff666's party!