nickd717 (4997) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2005 vintage thanks to Nanoslug. Thanks a lot, Adam and Anna.
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with pretty much no head. Very viscous.
Smells incredible. Loads of fresh cassis as well as sweet caramel and toffee, and spice.
Flavor is also great. A little more alcohol than I’d like, but excellent otherwise. Intense cassis, caramel, toffee, and spices.
Full-bodied and even a little syrupy with very low carbonation.
Overall this is excellent. Never thought I’d get to try this, and I’m glad I did, especially since I’m a huge ticker. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
187 ml of unique thick fruit wine . A barleywine style? sure. 2007 edition. Pours dark black. Full mouthfeel, particularly fun after back-to-backing the hansenns cassis. Full flavour of cassis, fruit sugars residual. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle at Sea of Floyster tasting. Huge thanks to WeeHeavySD for bringing this super rarity. I think he mentioned one time this was his rarist bottle, which is saying something for someone who has everything including Dave. Crazy great aroma. Deep rich brown amber color. Fruity, sweet and mellow. Tastes like pure unfermented cassis, more than any other beer I’ve tried. High residual accentuates fruitiness. Excellent! rallison (116) - USA - APR 1, 2009
Huge thanks to WeeHeavySD for bringing this rarity to the Sea Of Floydster tasting (like we were lacking in the rare beer department..).
Hugely sweet caramel-tinged cassis in the aroma. Enjoyable, but definitely bordering on the too sweet side - that said, as a sweet nightcap with some cheesecake, this would definitely work.
Sweet, smooth, rich, decadent cassis against a powerful caramel-ish body. Overly sweet, once again, but quite interesting. More caramel and brown sugar and less cassis than in Tenacious Cassis.
Virtually no alcohol heat. Not a bad beer, but not totally digging it either. Unique, indeed. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2009
10th rating, nice to make this beer finally official. via trade a ways back with ryan, pretty sure he changed his name. Bottle @ Post Belgian Fest killer tasting dubbed Sea O’Floydster, with a load of cool people including Cquiroga, floydster, seaoflament and many others. Pour reddish brown without much of a head. Nose is super sweet and incredible really quite amazing. Taste is super fruity some what tart, very nice and super well balanced without much heat for how big this beer is. Awesome!!!
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle shared by Bret at Kuhnhenn WInter Solstice, he broke it out when I brought out a Westy 12. Very dark with no head. Aroma of candi sugar, malt, caramel, currant, and tea. Very sweet, fruity flavor similar to Tenacious Cassis. Smooth and thick mouthfeel. Very nice! Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle shared by Brett. Flavor is maple and tea along with some caramel. Gigantic amount of sweetness without being cloying, actually balancing out nicely. I really question the 17% as this is way too drinkable for that. An amazing beer. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Courtesy of the Kuhnhenn Brotherspunkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle: Big vinuous aroma of black currants, alcohol, hints of chocolate, and smoke. It pours a reddish-brown with no transparency and a minimal beige head. The flavor is very sweet, almost sugary at times, with lots of black currants. There is a strong vinuous backbone with a hint of tart grape. The sweetness builds in the finish along with a moderate warming affect. A tad too sweet for my preferences.
Pours a deep dark ruby brown color with a small tan head that dissipates almost immediately. Thick black currant smell evident as soon as you open the bottle with notes of honey, some citrus, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. Lots of vinous black currant flavor with a strong dose of vanilla. Hints of caramel,brown sugar, and some woodiness.r popping out with loads of alcohol in the finish. The intense alcohol is about the only thing that takes away from a perfect 10 for flavor. Body is full and oily with, obviously, plenty of alcohol warming. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2007
had this September 22nd, my birthday present from Brett. another wow beer. poured a dark amber to ruby with no head. aroma besides the hint of alcohol I got black currant followed by some red currant and the secret ingredient green tea with a nice blend of malt and vanilla and caramel. flavor, the currants take a front seat here with the caramel and vanilla coming in a close 2nd, I was excepting the alcohol to be right up front on this beer but it just poked it head out. IMO this would give the raspberry eisbock a run for its money