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.
kerenmk (2273) - 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.
SrSilligoose (3244) - 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.
TimsRatings (415) - - FEB 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Harsh, but decent taste. Alcohol content causes almost a hard liquor-like bouquet.
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Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
The second leg of our triple-legged Sam Adams journey. Thanks to thedm for providing this rather pricey beverage. Dirty copper appearance, and I did see a few bubbles! Aroma was whiskey-in-the-jarro, or, as I was told by connoisseurs of the hard stuff, tequila. I hate both. Also some vinousness and musty earthiness. Flavor was sweet with vanilla and maple syrup dominating the palate. Heavy alcohol too. Each swallow brought a quick chase of water (like I said, I'm not a liquor fan). Overall, this was too heavy on the alcohol, although I suppose that is part of its uniqueness. Not nearly as syrupy as the Triple Bock. Warms the belly, this here slow sipper!
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, EBF: Clear orange, no head. Huge alcohol nose in the midst of crushed fruits, mostly orange and overwhelming cognac. Medicinal vanilla almost soy sauce reminiscent sea water melts within the cognac to create a tongue burning sensation. Meaty, fat and gross. A fine scotch burns less with twice that alcohol and provides more enjoyment. Still liquor body, not as thick as expected, fortunately I assume.
JoePeesie (857) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at FoBAB. Not really my glass of beer. I get it, it’s extreme, it’s a neat concept, but to me at 27%+ it’s booze not beer.
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Matt for getting a bottle of this for the party! We had this brew after the 1994 Triple Bock and before the Millennium, WOW! Big, bold and not so beautuful. This dark reddish/brown liquid produced an oily film with excellent tears showing it's big heavy body. A huge molasses and alcohol aroma attacked the nose like a oncoming train wreck. No quarter! Additionally, detected a large vanilla extract, ruby port, maple syrup, and earthy yeast ester. Almost harsh in it's treatment of my palate as well. Strong alcohol burn on lips and through to the chest. Very sticky sweet and syrupy. It brought back memories of the EKU28 I was forced to drink as an 18 year old airman in Germany. Not very nice. The taste went on forever, even bread and water couldn't subdue the maple, only time did. This is not a beer, it's a liquor. Well, I had it once and most likely will never again.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At FOBAB ’04. Wow this is not what I would call beer, with no head and high alcohol. This "beer" was very clear and orange colored. The nose has an alcoholic and slight maple syrup scent. When tasting, there is big alcoholic burn that makes you think you are drinking hard liquor but there is some sweetness coming through after the first sip.