Doghair (241) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 2014 is different. More wine and bourbon. Less fruit. Still amazing.
2011 Edition poured into a port glass. Nice copper color with no visible head. Heavy appearance in the glass. The smell at first is a lot of alcohol but that passes any you get a wonderful raisin molasses combination. Very reminiscent of a LBV port. Heavy smooth liqueur type mouth feel. Taste is difficult to describe. First thing I notice is an unusual prickly carbonation feel on the tongue. Then raisins, nuts, maybe some sherry. Finished with molasses, wine and wood. Some nice bitterness too. Nothing else like it so it?s not really comparable. Overall outstanding.
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear rusty brown with no head. Aroma is alcohol, brown sugar, wood, toffee, raisins. Boozy on the palate, sweet with an alcohol burn on the finish. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, maple, sherry, fig. Boozy but great.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating number 1200!!!!!!! Been wanting to try this beer since 2005. Aroma has tons of burnt sugars, caramel, licorice, toffee, booze and herbal hops. Dark amber hue with no head. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with no carbonation. Overall an insane beer that is completely over the top. Loved the complex malts and beautiful amber hue. Just insane and a perfect 1200th rating.
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winner of a sample at Taps 25 in East Lansing, MI. Ruddy brown with no head. Big, bold, boozy with massive Caramelized sugar and butterscotch. About as bold as it comes. The richest beer dessert there is, and quite a surprising treat!
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at Mikkeller Viktoriagade, cost about £10, 02/03/14.
Murky dark mahogony brown with no head.
Nose is big booze, rich fruit, herbal tones, light smoke, dark fruit rinds, tobacco, leafy, earthy.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sherry tones, sweet demerera sugar, booze, dark fruit peel, dates, leather.
Full full bodiment, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid stuff for the ABV which doesnít come across anything like 27%!
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at EBF high alc. A little fiery going down with a hint of fruit.
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sudomorph (375) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 bottle. Pours a clear caramel/ruby colour with huge legs and no head. Aroma is massive and complex. Slightly tart with notes of chocolate covered cherries, dark fruits, maple, alcohol, vanilla, and bourbon. So much going on. One of the best smelling things Iíve ever had. Taste is sweet and complex with dark fruits, maple, and chocolate covered cherries.
Full body with no carbonation. Syrupy texture paired with a sensation that attacks the tip of the tongue. Alcohol warmth but not a harsh alcohol flavour. Very mild and rounded. Overall the most complex beer Iíve had. An experience for sure. Lots of dark fruits, and dark cherries with a huge aroma and aggressive mouth feel. Awesome!
glennmastrange (2143) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of caramel,light cooked orange and perfume for the hops, moderate beef broth for the yeast, with raisin, dried fig, toffee, tawny port and lots of alcohol. There is no head, no lacing, but it does have good legs. Color is clear mahogany. Flavor startes heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, ether-like with no carbonation and a harsh alcoholic finish. Iíve seen the good and the bad reviews of this beer, and after one try, I love it.
Aaron68 (486) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 cl @ GlÝd,Oslo
March 20, 2014
Its like drinking a good madeira or portwine.
Dark brown in color and a bit thick,No head or carbonation.
Aroma is malt,dark sugar,a bit vanilla,alcohol and some dried dark fruits.
Tastes a bit sweet and warming due to high ABV.
A nice small taste as a dessert drink.
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours honey amber color with no had and no carbonation. Wonderful nose - sherry, raisins and fig. Taste is very sherry like, sugary with raisins. I do not get "beer" at all. Still, this was excellent.
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Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At common table with Taylor. Pours flat ruby read bronze cloudy. Aroma is huge musky earthy sherry, molasses. Taste is pungent molasses fig. Itís a slow sipper obviously, but a beautiful fig sugar plumb flavor that is savory and very nice. The burn is really soft and warming in a great way. I just need a fire, and a cigar.