graham515 (536) - 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.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
GABF - Color me against the grain if you will. I went back to sample so many times I presumed I would be cut off or asked if I was only in it for the ABV. I can see that there is a world of flavor there and perhaps if I were in a smoking jacket in the study with my feet propped up in slippers rather than standing in a noisy hall cramming my over sized schnozz in a small tasting glass I would have found more than an ever present alcohol that kept battling the flavor. Highly unimpressed.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow!! This reminds me more of brandy than a beer. No head, no carbonation, clear body, red hue, no lacing, and a burning sensation in the mouth and throat. The nose was caramel, malt, and most of all, alcohol and lots of it. The flavor was sweet, alcohol, but reminded me of brandy from start to finish. The texture was dry. Thanks to thedm for the opportunity to rate this one!
Clansman (5) - Alleroed, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I find it a bit irrelevant rating this "beer"
for its rather a fusion between sherry and whiskey. No hop character and no foam or CO2.
Besides its very expensive, so I recommend a good whiskey instead.
However it was interesting to taste it and in fact its better than I suspected.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample provided by Jeffin7. Clear amber body is still. Uber hot and boozy nose is very sweet with toffee and raisins. The flavor is rum-like, very sweet, raisins, toffee and booze. Full body is sticky and still.
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!! :)
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@Jimmacks pre BeerWars Gathering-24oz ‘bottle’/kettle–pours with no head and hazy copper color. Aroma as it warms is chocolate/toffee, alcohol. Taste is toffee-sweet medium malt, warming alcohol like rum. This beer sheets on the glass like a wine. Sipping a little. Thanks Eric, joeec5’s friend.
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hate to be #667 rater for this beer, but this must be done. Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at my place. Thanks Oren. 2007 bottle. Opaque soy sauce colour with soy sauce and alcoholic aroma and very sweet liquor-like taste. Some wood and chocolate as well. Oily texture, sleek and very long and burning aftertaste. 6/3/6/4/10=2.9
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at my place. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2003 bottle. Bloudy brown colour, sweet and moldy aroma. Sweet, alcoholic and chocolate taste. Thick, oily, way too long finish.
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. big sweet boozy cognac caramel. raisins, okay in small doses. low on the budlight drinability index. not really my kind of "beer". tricky to drink. okay in danish pours.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the GABF 2006 Saturday seesion; couldn’t believe the hype for this . . .lucky the sample was free w/ admission. Obviously malty given the 25%abv. Felt like a heated shot of well-grade Hennessy cognac. I give JK credit for creativity, but I’d reach for some Dogfish Head WW Stout or 120 min in a heartbeat over this, and save about $90 in the process.