mcberko (12931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2011 22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours a gorgeous dark mahogany with a small beige head. Marvelous aroma of dark dried fruits (raisins, cherries, figs, dates), some nuts, toffee, caramelized sugar, and a hint of molasses. Incredibly complex flavour - toffee and dried fruits begin initially, with burnt caramel, toasted nuts, a little smoke, pine, and a dark molasses finish, with only a tiny tingle of an alcohol burn (exceptionally well-worked in for 12%). This is a masterpiece of beer. Thanks so much for the opportunity to try this, Dany!
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft): Black body with creamy small head. Aroma is big hoppy -- herbal/floral. Taste is sweet strong sticky, heavy malty, big hoppy, some herbal. Sticky, extra-full body.
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very vinius. Moderate bitter flavor. Average finish. Very alcoholic. Creamy palate.
Ratman197 (12814) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber yellow wax poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, pear, apricot, mango, orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange, apricot, light woodiness and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 (Draught) Pours a medium brown with a medium-sized beige head. Had a wonderful array of fruit flavors and caramel. Alcohol was nicely covered by the abundant flavor.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 version. A dark amber barley wine with a thin off whit ehead. Smooth caramel malt in aroma, with light c-hops, very nice and subdued, vinous. In mouth, a smooth barley wine with light oxidation, biscuitty malt, very nice subdued c-hops, clean and blended. Tasted Dec. 19 2009.
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber with a lasting white head. Intense malt aroma with lots of peach and pine hops behind it. Intense and huge sweet malty flavour with lots of pine hops for a near balance. Too sweet and big to drink a lot, but a wonderful sip!
bierkoning (12038) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle from TheEpeist, thanks! Sark amber color. Plums, raisin and earthy hops in the aroma. Strong alcoholic flavor with grapes, plums, oak and pineapple. Pipe tobacco. Firm beer, malty sweet and with a good complexity.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Behemoth [06 or before]BW-22oz bottle@Noogfest4.0-thanks tronraner–pours a white ring for a head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is medium malt-toffee, citrus/pine hops. Taste is dry, citrus/pine hops-some bitter, toffee. BW meets I2PA.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
Pours a very pretty red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is powerfully hoppy, light strawberries, melons and lots of caramel. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly sweet, fine caramel and dried fruits. Good, high hoppiness. But it feels a bit ’old’ and rather dull - especially compared to that inflated average rating.