skippapotamus (29) - USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on bottle and tap within the same week. More carbonated on tap, not to detriment of beer - on bottle killed head. On bottle the bottle may have sat a while, but not to detriment of beer. Picked up at Pipe and Pint in Greensboro.
Very clear with meadlike sweetness and alcohol to nose. Thick mouthfeel, malty toward slight syrup. Alcohol is pleasant and diversity of malt flavors impressive. Smooth, drinkable whiskey type finish.
I could easily drink myself to death with this drinkability to alcohol ratio and never notice it.
demannu (87) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very sweet and boozy both to the nose and tongue. Extremely thick and syrupy. Overall rather unpleasant for me.
Beerhunter111 (9300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klares öliges bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv kräfitg malzig, reifes Obst, Vanille, Holzfass, süß alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr süß malzig, holzig, Vanille, reifes Obst, alkoholisch, ok!
lello4ever (115) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Più che una birra si tratta di un liquore, con i suoi 14%, ha un colore rosso abbastanza intenso, la schiuma ovviamente è minima. L’alcool è preponderante e finisce per coprire un po’ altri sapori, giusto un po’ di frutta e malto. E’ invecchiata in bottiglia (la nostra del 2008). Da bere con calma a fine pasto, per scaldarsi.
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to stem. Clear bright copper with bare rim of white head. A: malt, booze, spice, honey. T: dark fruit, malt, booze, spice, yeast. Thick and syrupy. Bit of a mess.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. ’07 vintage. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of strong sweet toffee. Apples. Very grainy flavor. Concentrated apples. Somewhat hot toffee. Bearclaw donut. Still pretty boozy. Full body, soft carb.
Xebbe (113) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
God och kul att prova den från 2007. Men inte lika bra som ordinarie. Man förlorar choklad tonerna.
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rangerred (988) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle into a snifter. 2010 vintage.
Pours a hazy brownish red with nary a head. Some very splotchy lacing on the sides of the glass but that’s it.
Aroma lets you know this one will be sweet. Fruitcake and prunes along with some caramelized sugar. Some touches of sherry. Actually pretty good.
The taste is a complete sugar bomb. Brown sugar and caramel sauce mixed with prune juice. There is not much oxidation but it is really hard to get past the sweetness. Booze galore letting you know this is a strong beer. Warmth and sweetness linger.
Overall, I figured this one would be very sweet and I was right. I really wanted to enjoy this one but it just isn’t for me.
EtTuCthulhu (1242) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours an orange color with no head. The aroma is strongly boozy but oddly smells like red Twizzlers, and the taste is initially boozy with some malt flavors; the aftertaste has a touch more sweetness. The palate fuses an oily texture, nearly flat carbonation, and a medium body.
tkline3 (16) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep amber with a quickly dissipating off white head. Strong floral aroma of honey. Very sweet honey flavor, caramel, golden raisins, with warming alcohol to follow, light carbonation, a bit of earthy finish. Excellent sipping, dessert beer, a very pleasant surprise worth searching out.
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ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice amber colored beer with a very sweet initial flavor followed by a strong alcohol bite. very little head. Overall an Outstanding beer, excellent as an after dinner follow up. Highly recommended.