phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
8.5 oz. bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Purchased in 2010, but I guess this was brewed in 2009. Original 17% version. Pours a cloudy amber color with virtually no head. Warms the nostrils, and has a sort of spicy edge to it, too. Notes of sweet and caramel malts, brown sugar and maybe some toasted cane sugar, too, earth, a bit of cardboard, and vanilla. Hard to pin down. Rice and beans? Medium-bodied, with a boozy, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty interesting. I am a sake novice and had no idea what to expect with this hybrid ale. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
250 ml bottle. #430. Bottled on 08/06/2009. From Alko some years ago.
Hazy mid-brown colour with no head.
Sweetness, malt, mild farmyardy notes, some dried fruits and alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is... Wow! It's burning... Alcohol is well present. Sweetness, malt, yeast, alcohol and vinous notes. Intoxicating.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a couple of bubbles. Sweet malt, fruit, and other sweet aromas. Malty, sweet, sake, dry flavors. For 17% actually drinkable. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, rice, white asparagus, malt and bread. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, oxidized notes, bread and fruitiness. Full body, soft carbonation. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"light orange in color, sweet fruity honey-like aroma and a similar flavor. alcohol is obvious, but it’s not overly hot. a little sticky and slick going down. the sake yeast lends a unique aspect, but it’s not elite, and therefore not worth the high $."
Yorker (2006) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, and alcohol - with an alcoholic finish. Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2014
8.5 ounce bottle, with some age obviously. Pours a hazy brown with not much of head (and there was barely a hiss upon opening). Aroma of toffee, caramel, earth, cardboard, tart and dry fruits, faint hints of booze. The taste is sweet caramel, sunflower seeds, nuts, honey, oats, booze, candied berry like fruit notes, vanilla. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, fairly hot. Solid beer. Interesting. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Milky amber pour with a white head. The aroma is fairly heavy on the caramel and alcohol, as expected with a beer that is 17%. The flavor is very sweet with a lot of caramel notes and brown sugar. There is also a strong tobacco character with a lot of cigar notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is golden with a fading head...Nose is alcohol, spice, sweetness, sweetnlow..Tatse is sweetnlow, leather, dry, alcohol, tobacco. .. M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Consumed New Year’s Eve 2010 into Stölzle Grandezza Snifter 21oz at 45°F
half inch white head quickly settles to very thin sheet and delicate ring, bright pinkish orange softly hazed body
Pears, apples, honeydew, quite sweet, slightly floral, some characteristics similar to white wine and brandy, warmer temps introduce sweeter woodiness, alc is present but not overwhelming
Med body thickens at higher temps, warming, low carbonation