jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Rich deep amber and toffee coloured body with a nice ruby glow and a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, toasted malt, pit fruits, caramel, toffee, figs and a lot of earth - very nice and strong. Full-bodied; Strong toasted malt flavours with tons of oak, peat, vanilla, bourbon and cognac tastes throughout. Aftertaste shows a lot of dry oak, some vanilla, a hint of earth and a good deal of pit fruits, but the oak and bourbon still leave the mouth dry. Overall, a pungent and super strong beer that shows well and has a good level of complexity. Great to sample and well worth bringing back home, even if it is some 5000 miles away! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottle Stop Liqour in Valdez, Alaska on 24-May-2013 for US$8.50 sampled at home back across this great land on 19-October-2013, in Washington. ben4321 (6840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Spec’s - Galleria, 10/15/13, Rating #3250, only 750 more to go for 4k
ALittleYeast (5) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
Aroma: The nose is rich and malty, heavy toffee and caramel, booze, and vanilla
Appearance: Pours a clear dark orange-copper color with a frothy off-white head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-heavy sweet, it has a lot of rich malty flavors, and some booze
Palate: This beer is full bodied, it has a rich, fairly thick feel, a soft carbonation, and some decent heat
This is a tasty, fairly heavy, and pretty darn sweet beer. There’s a lot going on here for sure, and my aroma/flavor descriptions probably only scratch the surface. It is pretty clearly worth trying. It is also not really too drinkable. This is a big, thick, sticky beer.
minimal head that dies quickly with little lacing. A nice brown appearance: sweet though not overly so, malty and full bodied. Good taste, though i expected a little more. DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Glendale. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Massive oak on the nose. Lots of malty sweetness on the tongue. You can tell this is a 10.5 percenter. Solid but not amazing. beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Reddish brown amber with small minimally lasting off-white head. Malty, caramel, vanilla, toffee, molasses, a little fruity, some alcohol - fairly sweet with some nice complexity. Medium to full body. Syrupy and sweet. Alcohol is very present but doesnt get in the way. Manages to stay pretty smooth Finish is balanced malty sweet, toasty, light woody and vanilla touches. I kept it off to the side for about half a year, maybe more which I think was to its benefit,.
Bule (2311) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22oz bottle pours a brown color without any head. Overly sweet and a little alcohol harshness.
cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
All around great beverage. Pours a bronze colour with tan head. Gorgeous. Aromas are caramel and corn syrup, Vanilla and bubblegum. Very inviting. Sweet vanilla and syrupy flavours with some nutty bitterness to balance of all the sweetness. Exceptional. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2013
First foray into this style. I'm not certain that the brewers succeeded in their mission. Syrupy sweet, with quite strong toffee notes. Some woodiness from the aging, but not enough to match the sweetness. B-
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Caramel abounds in the nose and palate. Thick mouth feel, slightly sweet, delicious. Must pick up more. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
22 oz. bottle that I picked up in Jackson Hole, WY during my recent vsisit and shared with my wife. Pours a deep but clear reddish amber with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first two sips and left little lace. Very pleasant aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, and biscuit. The flavor is equally enjoyable with sweet malt, oak, vanilla, biscuit, and a bit of overripe orange. Not a heavy beer, but more than medium bodied. Not at all cloying despite its sweetness. Very mild bitterness at the finish. Very solid.