saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller bar. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are alcohol, fruits, caramel, syrop and malt. Full bodied. No carbonation. Quite warming.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 deep dark brown ...sweet rich light smokey woody toffee hops ... completely sherry nose ... huge sweet front ... rich smooth spicy spirit ... rich oily body ... complex dark fruits ... huge plum and fig ... some caramel malts ... light alcohol burn on the tongue ... very nice .. very sweet ... very rich ... The score is definitly qualified as a nip but its f... stunning
madmitch76 (12234) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
27th March 2012
At Amundsens Brewpub, Oslo.
2009 Vintage. 25.5%
Hazy deep red beer. No head. Amazing nose of woody Cognac and Port. Smooth dry palate. Alcohol warmth well integrated. Very port like - strong red and black fruits with aniseed. Rich red grape. Semi dry warming finish. Beer can be port! Amazing!
2011 Vintage. 27.0%
Hazy deep red beer, no head. Smooth dry palate. Warm but not hot. Rich berry fruits Port wine with cognac and raisins soaked in Madeira. Light dry finish. Really on the outer edges of what a beer can be but a fantastic beverage!
Theis (12156) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ØLbutikken - thanks to Yespr. Cloudy deep orange - no head. Raisins, high hoppy, bread, alcoholi, brown sugar, lots of dried dark fruits, portwine-like. Powerfull and light alcoholic afterburn. Very delicious, but not as fantastic as I hoped !!
harrisoni (12087) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to whoever brought this along. Bottle at LCRBM3. Not a beer. A malty cognac perhaps, but definitely not a beer. Not attractive either as it has too much hot alcohol.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with no head. Aroma of vanilla, vinous, bourbon, caramel malt,and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, toffee, cognac, and honey with a dry oak finish.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, vintage 2003.
Clear amber brown, no head. Nose is exactly like in Madeira-wine: fruity, alcoholic. Taste too: prunes, grapefruit, toffee, sugars. Earth-shaking, just damned expensive.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle #06757) No head, mostly clear amber. Aroma is alcohol -- cognac/scotch. Taste is cognac & scotch, medium sweet with nice alcohol warming/moderate burn. No carbonation in the very full body. I don't care if it meets the technical criteria for a beer, it's not a beer. Still, a very good experience, even if it's ridiculously overpriced. So thanks Mom and Dad for finding a birthday gift for me last year that you knew I'd never get for myself.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 fresh 2011: Bright fiery-amber brown and flat. The aroma is mapley and woody. Sweet with alcohol tingle, and the maple emerges later to make a contribution to the finish.
oxidized 2011: Muddy amber and flat. Mapley aroma with alcohol. Rich caramels. Soft and sticky. Rich malts and dates and maple with lots of alcohol tingling the tongue. Finishes sweet and with hints of wood and alcohol. 7-3-7-3-15
old 2002 rating: Fiery amber, still; Firm, alcoholic aroma w/ vanilla, bourbon, malt, nuts. Notably phenolic palate is sweet, very mapley, with a bracing slap of alcohol. Very smooth, oily palate; sweet, liqeurish finish. Big time dessert beer - tastes like it was brewed with maple sap instead of water.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Name: Utopias
Source: Freakin Frog
Appearance: clear amber, headless,
Aroma: rich sweet alcoholic fruity aroma with caramel, vanilla, oak, and licorish, aroma gets a bit syrupy sweet after a while,
Body: thick body,
Flavor: flavor is a much richer version of the incredible aroma, fumey alcohol the quickly fades replaced by the richest most wonderful elixar ever
Appearance: clear brown, headless, thick and viscous with lots of legs,
Aroma: sweet hot caramel aroma, sweet maple, alcohol comes in waves,
Body: big thick body,
Flavor: lots of rich caramel flavor, nice maple and vanilla sweetness, light bitterness, alcohol comes and goes but generally stays out of the way,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20