fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012
2012-04-01, at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Hazy dark amber color. The aroma is immensely rich, with malt, caramel, vanilla, light phenol, alcohol, light fruit. Very thick and viscous, sweet malt flavor, caramel, wood, vanilla, strong alcohol punch, raisins, figs; the mouthfeel then gets oily; late final oxidisation and astringency.
A very interesting beer.
Beautiful dark copper color. Still.
Phenolic malty aroma, with delicate notes of fruity Porto wine, alcohol, sweet oak.
Burning alcohol flaming on the tongue, leaving behind traces of toffee (strong), sugars, malt, caramel; salty and thick. Balanced flavors but unbalanced alcohol perception, killing.
Because of the alcohol, the final is too short, with some caramel and sweetness.
An experience, for sure, but yet not the state of the art.
Flat, amber color. Smells like cognac; some nuts and malt; mono-dimensional; but the nuttyness comes out later, and this is an improvement. Sweet alcoholic cognac with some malt and sweetness. Well, itís a strange but very good beer! Thanks Jeppe for sharing this sample!
yngwie (15568) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Patricks. An unclear, reddish brown drink, flat as a pancake. Pretty awsome aroma, very vinous and boozy, in a nice way. Raisins, cellar, prunes, toffee, notes of coffee, chocolate and some dark berries. Itís full-bodied, non-carbonated and warming on the palate, not remotely as sticky sweet as one could imagine judging from the aroma. Thereís not much bitterness going on, itís the malts that run the show. Some hints of coffee, cellar and old barrels, with quite a lot of raisins, prunes and toffee. Dark berries chime in, just like in the aroma, present, but far from taking a leading role. Itís probably a bit too warming in the end, but itís in the same nice way like in a very fine cognac, aquavit or similar. A wonderful and complex beer. One day Iíll crack open the bottle I have in my cellar, almost canít wait. In the meantime, I can enjoy it at the local pub. 140412
harrisoni (15319) - 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.
saxo (14997) - HÝjbjerg, 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.
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Odense September Tasting, 2012. Thanks Pundarquartis for providing. 2009 Vintage. Pours dark unclear with small bubbles on top. Nose is alcohol, dark fruit and caramel. Noticeable alcohol. Prickly alcohol. Vinous and smooth. Lots of vanilla and bourbon. Oily and sticky. One hellova sipper.
Theis (14480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ōLbutikken - 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 !!
rlgk (14386) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I struggled a little with this at first. Is this really a beer? Anyway ,it is good... Malty whisky-aroma with some cognac. Flavor is vinous, salty licorice and fruity from apricot and apples. The body is incredible.
Rasmus40 (14270) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown without head. Aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit and lots of alcohol. Flavor is extremely sweet and very bitter. Extremely sweet and very bitter finish with burning alcohol. Oily and full bodied. 160212
TBone (14267) - 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.
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review is from a 2007 bottle.
A: The pour is flat (as I expected), and a lovely caramel/copper color with a nice reddish hue to it.
S: The nose really has some wonderful things going on. Rich caramel, maple, vanilla, and a slight chocolate aroma that I really did not expect. The only knock on it is that the alcohol can burn the nostrils a bit.
T: While the alcohol is still of course very present on the palate, itís much more manageable. The maple, vanilla, caramel, brandy, brown sugar, and chocolate flavors are intense and absolutely wonderful.
M: While the flatness really doesnít work with most beers, I find it to be quite nice with this one. The body is absurdly full and rich.
D: I was honestly expecting to not like this beer. Once I gave it a sniff and a taste, however, I became a believer in it. And should I have a couple hundred bucks to spare, I would pick up one of these.