j12601 (12668) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Victor at Ryan’s hotel room tasting after session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a hazy honey gold amber with a medium sized white head. Honey, vinyl, vanilla. Sweet honey candy, very sweet. Too sweet to drink, I struggled with this one. Very slow lingering warming alcohol. yespr (45710) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry and caramelish malty. Sweet and caramelish flavoured. Slight sugarish. sweet and smooth flavoured into the finish. wetherel (1885) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Cool. Tried at Woodshop 5.0. I’ve been eager to try this 22% beast. Very, very sweet and very very bitter. Completely underattenuated. The sugar is an eye opener. Amber color. Wow. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Thanks to Captain Cougar for bringing this to Woodshop 5.0.
Nice beer, but a tad sweet with some alcohol burn. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle at Woodshop 5.0. Pours copper with no head. Nose is sweet with a high alc nasal burn. Taste is sweet, nice and decent.
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
22 oz bomber-clear amber color w/a mohogany tint & no head. Sweet raisin aroma. Very sweet flavors of raisins, toffee, caramel, & some faint candied sugar. Amazingly, the alcohol is not overpowering, but it has quite the warming property to it. A definite sipper, very sweet, almost like a mead or aptiff. Great after dinner drink, but you aren’t gonna drink too much of this. I think it will age well, we’ll see. Long sweet finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
(1L flip-top bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, apple, herbs, orange, cinnamon, and maple. Flavor of honey, raisins, maple, caramel malt, some cherry, and light herbs. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Kook Fest tasting.thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Rich amber with a thin beige film. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some slight pondwater and very spicy. I really can’t smell the huge alcohol at all but it’s certainly a warming smell. Flavour is just unbelievably sweet. The alcohol is hidden so bloody well I just can’t help but question the abv claim. Very spicy and so SO sugary on the way down leading to a full on cinnamon finish. Now I’m reading the commercial description, I wish we had tried it warmed. Good enough but far from excellent.
( 1L fliptop bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear brownish-red. Nose of bread, caramel apple. Taste is alcohol, sweet pecans, caramel, toasted biscuits and syrupy. For 22% it’s actually quite hidden. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Late entry from Noogfest High Five. Impression: "French toast with maple syrup" mead. This was awesome. Not nearly as hot as I was expecting considering the ungodly abv.