PhillyCraft (1963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bill, pours flat brown with zero head/lace. Notes were very hot, peanuts, mollases, fire, peat, cherries, and caramel. Drank about a 1/2 ounce of this and even that was too much. Residual heat in the body to the max, not a fan.
thepeter (274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a flat brown syrup, looks decent in the light and had some nice legs, no head but that was expected.
It smelled like a brandy to me, maybe one with fruit, apricot possibly. A bit of that "Beery" smell as well if you know what I mean. It tastes much of the same. It begins with a harsh burn but that is gone by the second sip. Definitely much like an apricot brandy, to me it’s all booze sweet syrup and some fruit, no balance of flavors. I just did not find anything special about this. Mouth feel was decent smooth no carbonation but, A little would have been nice! You obviously should not drink too much of this but I wouldn’t bother as a nice (real) brandy would be better and much cheaper any day. Still, very glad I had the chance to taste it.
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
26th April 2010
Hazy amber beer. Much to my surprise, pours with a little carbonation and forms a short lived white head. Toffee caramel nose. Syrupy palate. Starts with sweet toffee caramel, rapidly morphs into very salty barleywine malt and pretty intense spicy hops. Very spicy - piney. Leaves the mouth completely dry and with intense alcohol afterburn. Aniseed aftertaste in the numb mouth.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL flip-top shared by noodleuser. Thanks Joel! The pour is a flat, deep reddish amber with very intense legs forming with a good swirl. Looks like bourbon. Nose is much better than expected. Really no acetone or fusel. Instead, big ass sugar and cherry pie. Heavy pie crust, baked cherries, rich and heavy profile. A bit of alcohol sting. Really nice though. Taste is sugary, cherry, pretty mild alcohol warming. Still tons of cherry pie and pie crust. Extremely long finish with some pretty substantive esophagus burn. Odd...different from typical bourbon/Scotch. Overall, much better than I expected and certainly worth trying for kicks.
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints and hints of alcohol. Thick warming malty burning alcohol flavor with hints of caramel and bitter hops. Has a thick dry malty caramel finish.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster from bottle no. 8/100. Clear amber body, no head. Strong aroma of alcohol. Heavy taste alcohol supported by cloying sweetness from caramel malts. Heavy cleansing stuff. Ølbutikkens smagning of the world’s strongest beers at Ørsted Ølbar in Copenhagen, 06.11.2010.
Adenila (1543) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at "the strongest beer in the world" tasting session on Ørsted Ølbar. The best of the three. Dark amber with a micro head (but there was one) Aroma of alchohol, brewmash and caramel malt. Not as sweet and sticky as the 31% one but more wellrounded though its more of a bourbon then a beer. Oc alchohol dominated flavor.
Pinball (9655) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar strongest beers of the world tasting.
clear caramelly brown, small bubbly head.
strong alc. in the nose, stings in the nose. below that some caramel.
flavor is definetly better than the 31%, nice caramelly flavor, malty, faint fruity, A very heavy bock flavor. In fact a very good strong beer, high drinkabillty. But don’t smell it, it rips your nose apart from the inside.
joergen (17339) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown coloured with no head.
Sweet and alcoholic aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of marzipan.
Sweet and alcoholic flavour of caramel.
Burning alcoholic finish.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chris’ Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia tasting. Thanks Ken for bringing this. Orange gold colour. Syrupy hot alcohol that burns your nose. Just a burning spirit. Some esters, toffee on aroma. Lots of caramel. Malty syrup. Then burn on end. Thanks Ken.