Mad Dog Martin (142) - - JAN 12, 2018 DrnkMcDermott (3175) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2 oz. sample from bottle. Rating #2200! $20 @ Palmer Place. They charged this much for a taste of Utopias, so it’s a value. Big sweet smell of sherry and brandy. No foam, just a dark ruby beer that bounces off a lot of room lights. Smell now has notes of Bailey’s Irish Cream. First tiny sip is a bottomless pit of brown malt. Full of alcohol fumes, but somehow not hot. Just the first two sips have left the inside of my mouth with a coating of malt and resin. Heck, it’s varnish and a clear coat on top, too. Even less than an ounce worth is quite intoxicating. No one who doesn’t know the story of this drink would think it’s a beer. Yet it’s nothing less than, say, a Krampus distilled and reduced to its barest essence. No carbonation on my tongue. Definitely more potent than an 80 proof brandy. Alcoholic to the end.
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Pours thick and reddy brown with no head, Aroma is sherry brandy. Tastes very strong, raisin, brandy/sherry, oily, slimy, warming and complex as hell! It’s more of a liqueur than a beer obviously but really very tasty, deepdrinker (364) - Leeds, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Pours deep black , medicinal aroma and taste . Be ready for a deep burn on the back of the throat ! Taschert (200) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle 11cl. Pours deep dark with no head. Flat carbonation. Strong nose and body. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. Hints of vanilla maybe. Taste is strong, full body, heavy on the dark side, coffee, Porto. It's an experience. Mjp12 (2119) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2017
You can’t rate this as a beer , pure alcohol aroma, the taste is a brandy like alcohol hit, with some big bitterness on the finish olio (10669) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2017
11 cl bottle.
gyhallmanti (800) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2017
Pours clear mahogany red color with no head. Aroma has wood and strong boozy sting, some licorice notes. Flavor is pretty much Salmari but feels way more boozier and unpleasant, strong salmiac and subtle saltiness, strong alcohol burn on the finish. Not a beer, not pleasant, not worth it. The aroma is okay though, I'll give it that much.
11cl bottle at home. Pours a dark mahogany with a thin beige head which dissipates instantly. Aroma of red wine, alcohol, liquorice, dark malt, vanilla, oak, butterscotch. Taste is very sweet, low bitter, low dry but very boozy finish. Notes of dark malt, roasted malt, caramel, liquorice, dark ripe fruit, alcohol, thyme, candy sugar, cough syrup, whisky liquor. Texture is thick, full bodied with low carbonation SimonBlok (860) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2017
11cl bottle at home, split with my housemate. Appearance: chestnut brown with no head. Marangoni effect, or tears of wine, are clearly visible. Aroma: alcohol, butterscotch, slight kahlua, some (dried) fruits. Taste: high sweetness, pretty high bitterness and intense minerality/saltiness. Notes of caramel, lots of licorice, some hops and haagse hopjes. Really salty. Palate: full bodied, rather viscous and sticky texture and soft carbonation. Obviously very boozy. Quite tingly on the tongue, due to alcohol content. Hard to compare and rate. Not very beer like, but quite appreciable and drinkable as long as you sip slowly. loscovar (817) - Principality of SEALAND, - SEP 21, 2017
110 bottle from rewdog online shop. Well, this is no ordinary beer! Clear dark, virtually no head, big alcool "jambe' on the glass. Spectacular aroma of malted grain and liquirice, wonderfull, really. First sip is a guaranteed wow scream with a strage expression on the face! Taste is dark roasted malts, liquirice, is stiky, boozy. It's still a beer taste but it's really strong, thats a concentrated stout, like tomato concentrate is for tomato sauce. Nice experience, but 110 is enough for a long while... LazyPyro (1788) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2017
110ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with a thin yellowy head instantly disappearing. Aroma: alcohol, liquorice, oak, cocoa, malty. Taste: roasted malt, liquorice, dark fruit, oak, huge alcohol burn, dark chocolate. Thick viscous body, very little carbonation. An interesting experiment ultimately resulting in a gimmicky beer, simply way too strong to actually enjoy. LLaurin (550) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2017 Well the nose is liquorice and lots of sweet tones. Appearance is very nice. Taste is Turkish pepper and not agreeable. Palate is also not very good. Well impressive that you can make this kind of beverage but it is not beer at all.