Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Didn’t hide the alcohol very well at all. It got better as it warmed. Heavily yeasty. Nice beer but probably wouldn’t even make my top 25, but even after and hour it continued to improve with warming.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium brown with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing.The aroma had molasses and caramel; very light hops; heavy spicy and dusty yeast; grape; raisin; plum; prune; date; vanilla; alcohol; dust and something way off; dark fruits; candy sugar; liquor; some orangey citrus. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, slightly sour and lightly bitter with a long duration. There was dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, figs, plum, prune, date, raisin, spicy and dusty yeast, hints of cocoa, candy sugar, slightly hops and something almost slightly off, cola, and vanilla. The medium body was dry with fizzy and tingly carbonation and a light to moderately alcoholic finish.
bjorninn (22) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska í Hafnarfirði yfir Power Grid spili. Það er snjór og ófærð á Íslandi en í BNA ráða orkumógúlar yfir öllu, líka veðrinu. Góður! Takk fyrir mig Ýmir.
TheFoamhead (90) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Every beer lover talks about this rare and exceptional beer. Finally I got the chance to get it and to enjoy it. It’s alway’s difficult to taste a beer that is so praised as this one - but now I know why! The taste is simply delicious. Licorice, brown sugars, bread crumbs, anise, heavy alcohol notes and roasted coffee build a complex, but very accessible and round symphony of flavors. This full bodied beer offers new impressions with every sip. Incredible!
Well, it’s difficult to stay neutral when you taste a beer that got so much credits as this one - but finally, it’s easy. This beer is simply one of the outermost best brews on the planet!!!!
CraftBeerNick (1002) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, 26th December 14. Rating # 1000. This poured slightly cloudy, aged for a year or so. The aroma is sweet, yeast, spice, marzipan, cake mix. Taste is slight molasses, spice, marzipan, caramel, molasses. Complex, tasty. Palate is smooth, creamy almost, very good... For the style
Darklord2G (1) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
appearance - very dark;, rich coffee aroma, rich roasty malt flavour, full bodied, and smooth finish. Lovely taste. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Gramoit (368) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got my hands on this beauty!! Wow! As good as it gets really, and worth the sum of money of paid for it.
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Crepes de Sophie in Shrewsbury. Opened with a bit of a gush and plenty of chunks of sediment came out with the pour. Not a great start for the world’s best beer. Aside from the chunks, it’s a hazy ruby colour with a good frothy cream head. Pleasant fruity caramel aroma. The flavour is fruity to begin with with quite a bit of spice and quite evident warming alcohol. Other notes of caramel, sherry, raisin, vanilla. Enjoyable beer, but I found it a bit too boozy to be honest.
Petkus331 (281) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of brown sugar with a touch of dark fruit, dates, and an oak character. Appears purplish-rubyish dark brown, giant light caramel foam. Big brown sugar flavor and dried dates that are balanced with a european hop bitterness, mild sugar lingers on the end. Palate is foamy, mouth filling, and light. Overall, great.
firstsip (507) - Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (aged roughly twoish years). Super dark brown. A bit bubbly. Very heady/foamy. Faintly spicy nose. High spice at front that fades into subtle clove, light floral hops. Rich without being too sweet.
cavalcanti (4) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excelente cerveja, forte, sabor marcante. Drincabilidade média. Podem provar que não vão se arrepender!
jackal1961 (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfecte Trappist. Helaas moeilijk te krijgen. Vrij zwaar maar een zoete nasmaak.