yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - DEC 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 21/12/2007. Billiant amber, with an airy white head. Dried fruit, caramel and perfume on the nose. Caramel and strong alcohol note is prominent in the mouth. Sweet, full-bodied and definitely a "sipper". Wasn’t all that keen on EKU 28 but I think I preferred it to this. Both beers seemed to be dominated by cloyingly sweet malt and the alcohol, without anything to give them a moreish character. Might try putting a couple of bottles away for a few years, to see if the develop a bit more complexity.
ab29 (49) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour with almost no obvious bubbles. A dark amber colour and not even the tiniest foam. Estery, raisiny, buttery and vanilla. No real hop flavouring. A medium sweetness, with no bitterness, with a full body thick palate. Not my cup of tea but see the merit. and a whopping 14%
klm1 (567) - - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear, almost brilliant dark amber colour, with tiny yellowish unstable head, which immediately transforms to a ring around the glass.
Alcohol note is detectable, but also oak, caramel, pine, and grassy - floral hops.
Flavor is sweet, with warmth alcoholic note like cognac, with hints of caramel, of some dark fruits like plums, of oak, and with hoppy notes of pine, herbs and some flovers.
Malt sweetness is medium to high, hop bitterness is mild medium, body is sticky, texture is full, mouthfeel, finish is slightly spicy, sweet. Carbonation is low. The comment refer to version Vintage 2014, which is even better than vintage 2011; Rate of this version:
Almost purple brown colour without head. Smell of oak, roasty malts, herbs. Taste of caramel, oak, roasty malt with little notes of caramel. Very malty, dense beer almost liquoric, perfect for really cold winter time (6-4-7-4-16. Overall: very proper beer for cellaring
Cthulhu (496) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight dark amber colour with small head.Nose is intense malt as well prunes and figs.Caramel and malt and red fried fruits. Warm feeling after a few seconds.Not my kind of beer but for the ABV is really well brewed .The strongest one so far I guess.
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adquirida en botella de 330 ml en Whole Foods, LES, New York. Fuerte, con sabor caramelizado y un marcado final a alcohol. Ideal para combinar con un postre a base de chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beachmaster (261) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into a snifter. Pours black, with almost no head. Nose is figs, plums, and dark fruit. taste is plummy, figgy goodness. Hides the very high ABV well. Absolutely delicious, rich flavor. Outstanding.
AwaKe (121) - Laval, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En bouteille, cuvée 2014. Couleur brune avec reflets rougeâtre, limpide, pas de mousse. Arômes de sucre d’orge, cassonade, épices de Noël, bcp de fruits : pommes, pruneaux, cerises confites. Goût très sucré à nouveau. Un pti arrière goût de cigare. Effervescence surprenante. Palais lourd, c’est presque du sirop. On sent que c’est fort mais définitivement pas le 14! J’aurais plus dit 8-9%. À déguster tranquillement.
MadRobin (2439) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for just short of 4 years.
Clear, dark ruby-orange with a very thin off-white head and sparse lacing.
Aroma of intensely rich toffee, plums, peaches,mango, passion fruit, dates, brown sugar, butterscotch and alcohol.
Taste of dark fruit, alcohol, plums, peaches, toffee, butterscotch dates, tropical fruit and wow!
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a rich mouthfeel.
An amazing beer that has responded beautifully to the long cellaring.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fredxyz (29) - BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramelo queimado. Muito malte. Lúpulo na medida pra essa cerveja. Concentrada, forte, carbonatação baixa, álcool realçado com um sabor licoroso. Ótimo gosto persiste na boca!
aleksander9 (884) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel with white head. Caramel, honey and spice. Sweet, sticky and alcohol finish. Overall: complex, sweet and honey. You don’t need more in life.
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish brown amber color. Aroma: heavy and powerful malt spirit, sweetish fruit tones - like a jam from pears, gooseberries and plums, burnt and caramelized sugar, a little wood. Taste: concentrated malt elixir, oily, very sweet, fruity and caramel, strong, truly great beer.