Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at House of Brews in Manhattan. Thanks to a kindly stranger who bought $10 1 oz. samples for my roommate and I after we talked to him about beers for a while. Aroma is initially and overpoweringly maple syrupy. I have a personal disgust for maple syrup that is almost unrivaled due to a dare I took one fateful August, but thatís another story. Needless to say, I could tell this was not the brew for me. There was quite a bit of alcohol and bready yeast in the aroma as well. The flavor matches up exactly. I can hardly get past the maple flavor to drink it, but behind that, thereís plenty of alcohol in this self-proclaimed "strongest beer in history" (Hair of the Dog Dave ring a bell, anyone?). Sticky, liqueur mouthfeel. Copper color with zero head. No noticeable carbonation. Beautiful bottles; awful beer.
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th anniversary blend, shared by dan. Pours a dark Amber. Aroma is huge dark fruits, booze, sweetness. Aroma can knock you over. Taste is light, immediately evaporates as it hits your tongue. Iím afraid to take a larger sip, but this is super good stuff.
mstrcrwly (699) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at jtclockworks..burgundy with zero head..aroma of booze,toffee,caramel,brown
sugar..toffee,cognac,c fruit flavor
with heat at the back end..good stuff.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at all killer no filller. Pours a cherry brown red. Aroma is slight cognac and mild caramel. Taste is a smooth cogNac, slight red grape, slight raisins and hint of hot brownie dough. Full bodied
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge. Pours clear Amber thick and viscous. Nose is maple. Flavours of maple, cereal, huge bourbon. Taste huge sweet med bitter. Fulll stickybody no carnonation
sir__v (1138) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small taster @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark black beer with brown reflection, no foam and no carbonation. Smell: high barrel and alcohol nose as cognac, calvados and rhum. Sweet caramel. Very deep nose. Candied fruits. Taste: very sweet taste, caramel and malt taste. Deep sweet palate. Alcohol taste. Barrel aged. Calvados and cognac finish. Very strong! Aftertaste: good finish sweet alcohol and barred aged. Very nice but to expensive!
Chalumeaux (444) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer 2013 vintage. Pours dark cola with reddish tints and no head. Aromas of caramel figs dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is sweet and follows aroma with a nice brandy finish. A special treat indeed.
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage, rated in 2015.
APPEARANCE ? dark brown with some reddish tints. No carbonation & no head.
NOSE ? very hot alcohol scents. On a deep inhale, before the alcohol burns my nose, I can pick up sweet fruity notes.
FLAVOR ? also hot, but the sweetness is the most prominent flavor (aside from the alcohol). The flavor is deep and rich, with strong caramel malty flavor and fruity (think cherry) notes. The mouthfeel makes this beer feel like itís in my mouth long after the end of the last sip.
NOTES ? this is a tremendous beverage. It?s hard to call it a beer. This is the first beer I?ve had that has legs on the glass ? and they are significant. Overall, this lives up itís reputation. It is definitely suitable for special occasions.
Tide (2284) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from a friend. Brown color, no head. Bittersweet taste with malts, nuts, plum, toffee, oak, tannins and sugars. Bittersweet finish with malts, citrus, tannins, oak, nuts and toffee. Excellent brew.
Dr_Fellini (899) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10th Anniversary. Black ceramic bottle to glass. No head. No carbonation. Thick. Syrupy. Boozy. Like a dessert wine.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intoxicating, addictive aroma. Itís so good you nearly forget about proceeding with tasting the beer. Itís best attribute. This is a sexy, musky brew of titillating sweetness and silkiness - the palate hampered slightly by the high alcohol presence. Impressive. 2013 vintage.