brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ adnielsen’s house, ticked with LeninCat, t0rin0, and StalinCat (he scrolled past). Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Whiskey, dark fruit, and vanilla on the nose. Sweet caramel, too. Flavor is somewhat hot and boozy. Whiskey, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Brown sugar, raisin, and plums. LeninCat approved.
Beerhunter111 (12257) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr alkoholisch, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr süß malzig, alkoholisch.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to LeninCat for sharing and BlackIPA for sending. Enjoyed with LeninCat, StalinCat, t0rin0, and womencantsail. Pours a clear dark reddish orange appearance with a decent cream colored head. A bit boozy, whiskey, oaky, rich caramel/toffee, dark fruity aroma. Pretty fucken smooth, candy, brown sugar, plum, fig, vanilla flavor that finishes pretty smooth. A goddamned fucken a bro chill malt liquor. I have no doubts that had Michael Jackson still been around when this legendary beer was released, it would have made the next edition of this World Guide to Beer. Since he’s passed, we are left with a video review by the world’s foremost feline beer judge, LeninCat. http://youtu.be/cDThF2pFYWk
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big whiskey, grain, vanilla, hints of oak, earth, slight caramel, toffee, hints of molasses, finishing earthy. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, nice oak whiskey, earth and molasses, hints of vanilla, finishing fairly sweet, slightly oaky, dry. Pretty good actually.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Dried dates, cooked fruit, molasses and soy-like edges wade within this massively sweet fireside treat.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no foam atop the dark brown.
-This bottle needs to be shared with MANY people.
-The lack of carbonation increases the impression of heaviness.
-Alcohol warms up the finish, although surprisingly discreetly.
-This is not as complex as Xyauyu or other creations from Teo Musso in the same family, but it remains competently executed and deserves to be shared.
-This is NOT a malt liquor in the traditional, drink-under-a-bridge sense.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/13/13. 750mL thanks to mathieuc! Drank from the included glass! Rich amber red pour with a small khaki head. Booze, bourbon, and loads of caramel. Super sweet bourbon caramel vanilla taste with a touch of burnt toast. Super strong and sweet... would fit into a BA barleywine tasting.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille claire de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-brunâtre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréales avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #4961)
czar (6203) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample from bottle at bateau de nuit, thanks seb for that! clear dark golden-amber without a head. plenty of toffee, caramel and mostly vanilla bourbon. some nutty notes. cloying caramel malts. soft carbonation (or maybe was it because bottle had been opened earlier?), medium body - velvety and oily, short but present grassy finish - still not enough to cut through all that sugar. boozy but then again, for almost 12%, not that much. sweet ’’low’’ alcohol bourbon. still an interesting sipper after dinner.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perhaps worth noting I’m sampling a couple of ounces from a bottle that has been opened and recapped 15-20 days ago, kept at fridge temperature in between. Flat looking mahogany. Intensely malty aroma with unnoticeable hop character and gently estery yeast profile procuring cherry and strawberry notes with a banana notion at the rear. Fairly oxidized aroma, presumably from oxygen exposure since the initial opening - it fits though, adding a nutty focus, reminiscent of walnuts into realms of vanilla intensity dominating the more subtle oak, earth and dense cereal notes. Extremely sweet, one meant to be drunk slowly. Interesting positionning, halfway between beer and Scotch with an obvious Single Malt connotation - and obviously far less expensive than a Scotch even though out of bounds by regular beer standards. Difficult to compare it to any beer, but in terms of pure hedonism, such straightforward malt concentration, almost syrupy in texture, rarely hits the spot for me. Still, I like it more than I would have thought. I can’t help but think it is a very personal trip on the part of the brewer. Would I buy another bottle - the answer is no, but were I a fan of liquors, I might consider it.
jaghana (4943) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @Mondial de la bière, a copper beer with low head and carbonation. Nose is intense on dry grapes, oak and vanilla, candied fruits. Aroma is on vanilla, blond caramel, dry grapes, very sweet, bit tannic. Long caramel aftertaste, light sourish notes, very pleasant.