donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper red, with no head. The alcohol content is such that the beer refluxes in the snifter. An incredibly strong aroma, sweet and full of fruit and alcohol. Bringing plum, vanilla and a caramel malt with it. Flavour is of course very strong. Sweet initially with its plum fruitiness and quite bitter, but then this is erased half way through and changes to a toffee fruit taste which lingers. Ends very warm and very long. This beer is well worth a taste - no matter the price. A once in a lifetime experience.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown into the glass with no head. No carbonation on this behemoth. Aroma is incredible with maple syrup, vanilla, chocolate, rum and raisons. Flavor is a sweet/sour/salty mess to me. Glad to have tried the beer, but the taste does not translate from the aroma.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper brew kettle: Pours a clear cola color with no bubbles. Rich, refined malts with notes of whiskey, wood, fruit, spice, grass and earth. Very robust, complex and strong. Heavy bodied and crisp, without carbonation. Ending contains brown sugar notes. Thanks, Bruce!! :)
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, no head... Aroma is intense nutty, oaky, sweet and warming. Mouthfeel is simply fat and sticky, flavour is huge with too much going on at the same time (I like) and the beer finishes hot and sweet with still loads of nutty, woody, fruity and caramell candy flavours.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Mittenator. Clear amber/copper with no head or carbonation. Aroma is a little hot and smells like molasses and brown sugar. Taste is incredibly complex and awesome. Molasses, butterscotch, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit. Full body and oily in mouth.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at Mikkeller&Friends from the 10th anniversary. Smells intense, of sweet brown sugar, alcohol. Tastes sweet, intense dark fruits, and tons of alcohol. Palate is harsh alcohol. Finishes sweet and strong.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m very grateful to ericandersnavy (through thirdeye11) for the chance to sample this one. Bottle #8291 from 2009. It took me 45 minutes to finally stop smelling it and drink it. Deep, dark honey pour with no head. Swirling in the glass leaves nice legs around the sides. Complex, rich, layered aromas of oak, bourbon, alcohol, candied dark fruits, vanilla and molasses. Flavor is just as complex and rich: brown sugar, caramelized brown sugar, oak, dark berries, plum, alcohol, maple bars, toasty, roasty and toffee. This hit my sweet spot perfectly. Thin mouthfeel with a wonderful warming finish. Much, much smoother than expected. Of course the alcohol is present in the nose and taste, but, IMHO, it didn’t overpower or detract from the overall experience. A must try for any serious beer enthusiast.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red with an orange tinge, and not surprisingly, no head. The aroma is massive. There is definitely a lot of alcohol there, but loads of raisin, prunes and other dried fruits, rum, and slightly burnt caramelized sugar. Smells like a liqour, drinks like a liquor. Hot, oily, yet sort of dry in the finish. I enjoyed it, but probably not enough to pay that sort of money for one small glass again. Too hot, too sweet.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep amber/ruby with no head or lace. The nose was bourbon-esque with massive dark fruits, tons of alcohol, malt and caramel. A touch of maple syrup like character is also noticed. The flavor is vinous and ripe. Full of raisin, plum, butterscotch, sweet carmel and brown sugar. The finish is full bodied, bitter and all alcohol. This burnt like hell going down. Every sip steals your breath (not in a good way). Fortunatly I was able to sample it for free at the 2005 Great American Beer festival. At $100 a bottle you should try it; if anything to say, you’ve had the strongest beer in the world.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love it. 2012 vintage. Caramel aroma with alcohol burn. Figs dark fruits. No carbonation. Very sticky to the glass. Rating 500. Would buy all bottles I could but wallet doesn’t allow that.