jc1762 (1552) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing opaque dark caramel brown with no head despite an aggressive pour.
The nose shows a strong alcohol background with sweet notes of figs, molasses, caramel, smoke, bourbon, and hints of raisins and light red apple.
The palate is full bodied, oily, and slick with no carbonation. Flavors of brandy, light apple, figs, Belgian yeast, and molasses but completely dry with a light vanilla background. The finish shows a lot of bourbon - vanilla, smokiness, and savory umami notes. Very light alcoholic heat despite the high ABV. markextrae (4454) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2017
Backlog, bottle shared. Poured darker Brown with Some tanned bubbles. Nose of toasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, Dried fruits, prunes, riped apples, oak, bourbon, soaked raisins, light oxidized porto kind of notes. Unique and delicious Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2017
I didn’t rate this? I had it with Bonney back in the day. Ticked 5/5. Right on. Has a bit of haze. No head. Medium brown. The aroma is a bit soy sauce, hazelnut halva, and rice syrup...it’s a bit complex aroma and these were the first three I pulled out. That eau de vie comes across strong. On the palate, this is soft, sweet, light dates, prune, some fruity dark sugars. The big thing is that it is refined, and smooth. rosskyle (744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2017
At hair of the dog. Sweet cherry chocolate aroma. Sweet cherry caramel malt chocolate flavor. Heavy body. Hard to explain but it is amazing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, shared by bergstaden. A murky dark brown beer with a minimal sized, close to just a rim of bubbles, beige head. The aroma is quite oxidized, boozy and sweetish, with leather, raisin, wood, some chocolate and tobacco, even some apple hints and plums. The flavor is quite sweet, with a decent bitterness, quite a bit of warmth, and roasted malts, some bonfire and raisins, leather and tobacco, hints of dried fruits and a touch of dark sugar. It’s full bodied and quite warming on the palate, some carbonation left, but it’s quite flat, and with an everlasting finish. Wow, this is delicious indeed, hope HotD decides to brew it again. 170311
Meilby (11570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle 355ml vintage 2013 @ geokkjerGeokkjer (7642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, oxidized, dried fruits, raisin, alcohol, coal, ash, smoke, oak, vanilla, leather, tobacco, red apple and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, smoked, dried fruity, oak, bourbon, vanilla and roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of malt, leather, smoke, wood, tobacco, ripe apples, caramel and charcoal. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vinous notes, smoke, charcoal,chocolate, mint, wood and caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation. courtneysux (3) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2017 does not count
This is one of those beers that I’ve chased for a few years and finally got a couple bottles. Massively disappointed. I guess I should have paid more attention to previous reviews around the total flat carbonation of this beer - there is none. It’s super sweet, flat, and smoky. If I wanted that taste profile, I would rather have scotch. Honestly, this would be a drain pour for me, if not for the scarcity and work for me to get it. Too bad, I love other HOTD beers and heavy BA strong ales. The flat carbonation absolutely destroyed my enjoyment of this beer. Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2017
From bottle thanks to Daawi! Pours a very ugly sediment filled poop brown with a small off white bubbly head. Aroma has cough syrup, light leathery smoke, bourbon, gun powder, cowboy, tobacco, light booze. Taste is sweet, light roasty, toffee, caramel. Light smokey and bitter finish. Full body and a Lie carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Klimaet (2894) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to daawi. Pours muddy greasy brown with a small brown bubbly head. Without a doubt one of the ugliest beers I’ve ever seen hahaha. Aromas of peat, smoke, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, dust, sweet dark fruits, toffee, apples, tannins. Taste is sweet, caramel, vanilla, gunpowder, smoke, tannins, malt, sweet prunes, dates, raisins, apple liqour. Bit of a letdown honestly.