MacBoost (1886) - Victor, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Honestly, this taste like Mexican cock with a side of roasted molé. Thick and sweet with a light welfare note. Dasilky1’s penus had an influence. Cloying. Couldn’t suck this fast enough. superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2005 vintage. Pours very hazy very dark reddish brown color with a thin spotty lace cap for a head that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, honey, brown bread, molasses, leather, and tobacco; with lighter notes of cinnamon, pepper, licorice, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/sugars, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, honey, brown bread, molasses, leather, and tobacco; with lighter notes of cinnamon, pepper, licorice, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, honey, brown bread, molasses, leather, tobacco, light licorice/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/sugars, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, slick, and syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming or boozy alcohol for 14.9%. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong dark ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/sugars, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Feels more like an old ale or English barleywine at this point, due to the very subdued spicy Belgian yeast character; but this has aged amazingly. A highly enjoyable offering. Headbanger (3992) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2016
12oz bottle 12/6/16 Batch 14 Bottled 7-8-16 (Binny’s Montgomery)-48° in Trappist Glass-Pours amber with a small white head for a covering. Aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar, malt, and figs. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol and toffee on the back end. this full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
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BB backlog, Brownish red color with a medium head. Smell and flavor are heavy booze, figs, plum, toffee, rust, candy sugar and more alcohol heat. You can get some tasting notes at first but the heavy heat takes over in the middle and end. Way too strong for me. gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2016
2008 Vintage. Amber. Smells like booze. Up front tastes like buttered popcorn. Caramel.
M15ter (60) - - NOV 21, 2016
Hazy, golden brown. Minimal head.
Raisin, honey, wood, banana, and apple aromas.
Sweet with alcohol finish.
Wood, vanilla, and alcohol flavors.
Fairly tasty for such high ABV.
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Avery Beast Grand Cru 16.8% tap at Koumin. KyotoLefty (10197) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2016
A ruby amber orange color of with a few beige bubbles. The aroma is big boozy malty caramel and oranges. Full bodied with a raspy carbonation and a sharply sweet finish. Treacle, caramel and floral/fruity hops make for a potent beer while oak and vanilla are mostly evident in the finish. Nice peppery spice notes as well. Considering the monster ABV the smoothness of it took me by surprise, definitely one of the better beers in the high-ABV series from Avery.
Tap at Koumin. Great fruity nose, caramel, some chocolate, light oxidation, grapes. Rich malt flavor with Belgian yeast spiciness and great complexity. Lovely light fruitiness and a light, airy, ethereal body. Great stuff. furthur (1166) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle, 2016, batch no. 14, reddish amber beer, decent white head faded, some lace. Aroma dried fruit, malt, oak. Taste is dried fruit, malt, touch of oak. Palate is thick and chewy, but most likely due to the abv. this is not syrupy, carbonation is subdued. This is a bit sweet, and drinks like a barley wine. The oak helps with this. This is also really warming, but alcohol is subdued. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
12 oz bottle. Batch #14. Bottled on 07/07/16. (Chambers Wine & Liquor) Aurora, CO.
Clear deep amber color with a tiny off-white head.
Sweet malt, sugar, berry jam, some alcohol and mild hops in the aroma.
The flavor is booze, sweetness, malt, some hoppy bitterness and more booze.