bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Things i liked the most about this beer the appearance and the alcohol content. This brew drinks and feels like a barley wine. Canít do more than a small sip at a time. Good beer, extra points for 14%.
sjogro (2498) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deansoís bottle at cellar cleanout tasting. Amber with no head. Very sweet, tea, caramel, toffee. Very sweet, light bitter. Medium body, low carbonation, very sweet and long lingering finish.
mariuspoenari (1422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to deanso. Dark, hazy ruby with a thin tan head. Notes of dried fruit, brandy, caramel, macerated fruit. Medium body, low carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.
Garlic_of_Doom (626) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with no head at all.
Loads and loads of caramel, fudge/toffee, sugary sweet goodness, some alcohol and perhaps a wee bit smoke (?) and chocolate (?).
Taste is pretty much as the aroma but with prominent peppery and nutty notes, some chocolate as well.
Full body, low carbonation, sugary and sticky mouth feel.
Good but too sweet and cloying, Iíd preferred to split the bottle with someone.
Vally (3) - - APR 2, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Izvrsna. Ludilo. Izuva iz cipela. Frce usi. Sok... Svima.koji nisu probali preporucam!!
Eastwood (153) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomada en el Kraken.
Parece que de las ultimas que quedan en EspaŮa.
14į. Densa.Para dusfrutar lentamente.
Poca espuma, ni falta que le hace.
Es un poco mŠs dulce que su hermana la Samichlaus Original.
angel77 (2348) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 26..03..2016. Color Cerezo transparente con espuma algo rojiza. Aromas y sabores intensos bastante dulces, caramelos y ligeos frutas del bosque y cerezas. Cuerpo intenso con 14 vol algo denso aunque se nota menos que su compaŮera. Bastante buena. Para repetir.
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Helles) Bottle 330 ml from Sebilinz, thanks Erich! Vintage 2015, served into a snifter, ABV 14%
Deep copper orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and thin, off-white head on top, low retention.
Aroma of malts, sugars, light fruity notes, alcohol, apricits.
Very sweet taste with syrup, sugars, dried apricot, peach, malts, dates, prunes. alcohol, sherry wine.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Rather enjoyable, good sipper, Iíd like to try an older vintage some time.
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottling poured into a snifter. Lightly hazy amber color, reminiscent of ginger ale. Small, thin bone-colored head that disappeared quickly. Aromas of candied fruit and caramel. Full body, syrupy. Long finish with a mild astringency. The aging allowed the alcohol bite mellow considerably. Flavor of candied fruit mixed with caramel or toffee. Light boozy note as well.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2007 bottling. Itís a rather flat one, just a few beige bubbles gather around the glass. Itís clear and mahogany colored, except if the dredges were poured. The aroma is rather intense and complex. Not as alcoholic as you might think considering the ABV though. Dried fruits, prunes and apricots, port wine, brown sugar, some grass, a touch of caramel and also a faint hint of something soy-like and oxidized. The soy thing was just a faint whiff. Itís very sweet on the palate, rather warming, with very little carbonation. Dried fruits, port wine, caramel and grass and some brown sugar in the flavor. It sort of falls through in the finish though, as it then feels almost cloyingly sweet and warming only, but all the other flavors are there as well, just not as pronounced as in the initial flavor. I must admit I have been storing this one for years just because I didnít feel like drinking a 14% ABV sweet lager, but Iím glad I did save it for eight years as now itís quite wonderful. Pity I donít have more bottles, Iíd love to try it with some cheese as well, not only with dried fruits. 151229
JSigsbach (11) - Chicago, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 2014. Experienced Dec 2015. Direct pour into Belgian chalice. Really nice holiday offering.Highly drinkable but as a slow savor, not sipping, but definitely not "guzzling."
Appearance: Light caramel, rosy notes
Aroma: Boozy sweetishness, pleasant, inviting
Mouthfeel: Light but sturdy with body, hot, fizzy
Aftertaste: cherry, brandy, peppery on retro olfaction
Overall: Superb strong Helles (co labeled "Malt Liquor"); Brandy-like in overall experience; to me, best enjoyed by itself by the fire, but savored, and not too cold