daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small glass at Amundsen, june 2011. Dark brown, looks almost black, of course there’s no head here.
Strong aroma, alcohol, syrup, roast, oak. Sweet malty taste with more alcohol and peach. Warm feel and finish, different but good
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with zero head. Big sweet flavors of vanilla, caramel, cocoa, booze. Great flavors, caramel, sweet vanilla, oak, maple syrup. Sooo good. No carbonation, big thick mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF. I was truly excited to finally have the opportunity to sample this one. Pours a clear copper with no head. Looks like bourbon. Nose is all booze, plum, brandy, cognac, cherry, wood, heavy port. Flavor is all port, slightly sugar, ice cider, rum, brandy, cognac, a little windex. Full, hot, sticky finish. One of a kind.
CanIHave4Beers (4026) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fobab 2013 Rate #3:
From one of those wacky 2012 edition bottles.
The beer pours brown and still.
The aroma is strongly alcoholic, it’s got cherry & caramel... It’s very sweet smelling very much like a cordial.
The flavor is boozy & sweet... plenty of hot alcohol, plenty of maple syrup offered, lot’s of caramel lots of cherry.
Neat beer, but I’m glad I never spent the money on a bottle of it/got to try it before I ever did.
chris__hartley (410) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours copper with ruby highlights; there is absolutely no head. The aroma is violently alcoholic, with notes of: licorice, toffee, burnt sugar, raisins, and dark rum. The taste is medium sweet, with medium astringency; the aroma notes carry through into the taste with the addition of heavily iodine laden scotch. The palate is heavy bodied, very oily, has no carbonation, quite astringent, and a medium finish. Overall, a total jip for the price; though definitely worth experiencing.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Golden hue with no head. Aroma is caramel, sugar, vanilla, ethanol. Full body and no carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an ethanol finish. Overall this was interesting. Very similar to a sweet Brandy.
thomashall (710) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2oz pour from bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Aroma is some caramel and alcohol mainly. Alcohol burn all the way down. Don’t think I could drink too much but glad to try it.
Eripe323 (63) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from VilleValla Pub. Dark amber with no head (due to sampling). Smells of raisins and booze. Taste of raisins, some plum, caramell, toffee, sweetness, booze (sort of whiskey-like). Low carbonation. Overall quite good.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extreme Beer Fest Boston 2004: Has a amber color and a sweet candy smell. Taste is like a cognac/sweet malts and finishes with a strong alcohol burn. Overall a very interesting beer, but not my thing...
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis also hooked me up with a sample of Utopia. Had this one near the end of our sampling session. My notes on it read, "Butter scotch schnapps...whiskey...I can’t drink this...". Just too complicated of a barleywine for me. I sampled it with hopdog and I think his rating is close to mine.