nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was given the advice to save this beer for 5 yeras or so...but being the impatient person that I am, I decided this 2001 bottle was good to go. Poured nice and virtually head free, which wasn't unexpected from what I read on the label. Very very big beer, lots of malts of course, but you could taste the complexities beginning to come out. It mellowed some as I let it breathe...but I'd really like to see this beer in 3 or 4 more years. Mmmm.
EdInSaltLake (713) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel/brown sugar malt, fusel alcohol, apple-ish fruit aroma. Sugary, caramel malt flavor; finishes sweeter. Fruity flavor. Less prominent alcohol flavor, and warming for sure. Some spiciness.
klm1 (331) - - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jkwood04 (4422) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a wine glass at Split Thy Skull barley wine fest. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel malts, ethanol, and some light dough and dark fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great. Too sweet.
Pugno (62) - Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With a direct light beyond the glass the color is a clean dark amber. No white head at all. Strong sweet smell of caramel, alcohol and drying grapes, before they become raisin. Watery. Such a sweet taste, strong alcoholic. It gives goosebumps and it leaves a sugary sweetness on the palate.
neur0 (943) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Flasche) Es hat ein Kuperne bis Colaartige Farbe ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist wie Sherry, süß, alkoholische, fruchtig, mit einer abgebrannten Karamellnote am Schluss. Der Geschmack ist alkoholisch, süß, röstig im Abgang, alkoholisch und alkoholisch.
tsd08460 (69) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, raisin, alcohol,
Appearance: dark amber, clear, minimal head,
Taste: medium sweetness,
Palate: full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
BLADT (670) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Dark, ruby brown in glass. Thin, tan head. Does not last long. Aroma of candied dark fruits, dense holiday cakes, and booze. Thick and viscous. Taste is mostly sweet, toeing the treacle line, but never crossing. Alcohol is there on the palate, but is never a distraction. Drinks more like liqueur. Sticks to the gums. Enjoyed, but once a year is enough.
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours good ruby red colour with good off-white head. Aroma has fruit, raisin. Taste was very sweet and was a bit overpowering for me. Mashed high or too much undissolved unsugars?
koleminer20 (870) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a thin golden amber with a thin collar of head. The aroma is very sweet. There is a strong maltiness and a moderate booziness that is surprising. The flavor is very similar. It's very sweet. There is a light booziness coming back, but it's pretty bland. I'm not overly impressed with this. The loud feel is thin and light with a lack of carbonation that makes it seem really light. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LordMariscal (18) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken. Oviedo
Potente cerveza austríaca. 14°
Color rojizo. Poca espuma.
Densa, afrutada, mejor dejar calentar un poco.
Parece un jerez.
Para disfrutar lentamente.