Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012Kiezmar (611) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 2010 bottle, five years old. Pours no head on a cloudy brown body. The aroma is dry hay, grain, dirt, and super ripe plums. The taste is super sweet: fruits, caramel and candy with a little alcohol heat at the end. The texture is soft and still fizzy.
Four years old now. Almost no head on a dark and cloudy straw colored body. The aroma is mostly grain, just a hint of fruit. The taste is quite sweet but no more alcohol heat. I didn’t change the rating but I liked the 2010 bottle better in 2012.----
Over a year of sitting in the cellar. Let’s see the change.
Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy copper, half finger of head, quickly gone though.
Still smells like lots of ripe fruit: apple, orange, pear. There’s more malt to smell, dry grains.
Tastes sweet, malty, a pear and cider. Ends as a bitter sweet combo. Alcohol hidden.
Heavy body, sticky texture, low carbonation. Lasting heat but not "alcoholy".
It tastes better than a year ago. Very complex and drinkable for a high ABV.
Poured from bottle into 200 mL tulip glass. 1/4 inch dirty white head developed and quickly faded. Rust/amber color, not quite transparent. Noticeable carbonation.
Smells bright, new fruit with pear and apple most apparent. Under that is malt. Quite pleasant.
Taste like alcohol, caramel and malty sweetness. The taste lingers in the mouth for awhile afterward. Almost like the beer version of port.
Syrupy and fairly carbonated. It is heavy on the tongue.
For its style it is good. One bottle is plenty to enjoy for awhile. I have a few more of these that are going to sit in storage for a few years, maybe even a decade. I’m excited to see how time changes it.
Butelka. Piwo uciekło z butelki. Nieco metaliczne, suszone owoce, ogólnie pustawko. elbernays (1475) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from Saveur biere. Pours caramel Brown with frothy white head. Aroma is honey, toffee, brown sugar. Flavour is a grainy brown sugar. Toffee with a light sugar wet finish. Lovely. TimE (5775) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2017
Big sweet malty nose with tons of orange bread, dried raisins. Malty thick. Good stuff djnorth (3) - - MAY 22, 2017 does not count
Recently tried this on tap at the North Coast restaurant/pub in Ft. Bragg and was immediately impressed. It has a nice ale aroma and the flavor is fantastic: rich, complex, not too bitter. Everything seemed perfectly balanced. For an ale of this ABV that isn’t Bourbon-barrel aged, it is a true stand out. BeerRenter76 (1007) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/12/09. 2008 vintage, most folks reccomend aging this one and i think they are probably right. Although pretty good it was a bit hot, because the alcohol; while not overbearing was noticeable. Flavor had huge sweet caramel malts, plenty of dark fruits in the aroma and flavor such as raisins, dates and some plum. Overall it was pretty nice but i would like to cellar one and try it again next year.
Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Cukier i potworny, wódczano-rozpuszczalnikowy alkohol. Dramatycznie złe. jc1762 (1370) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2017
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the 2011 bottle! Poured into a snifter showing translucent caramel brown with no head.
The nose is brandy forward.
The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Medium alcoholic spiciness, slightly cloying without much dimension. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2017
Can believe im just rating this. I’ve had a vertical from 1999-2015. Pours amber dark color. Taste is a nice sweetness with lots of malt backbone. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from 2012. Pours a coppery color with off-white head. Dark fruits, fig, caramel sweetness, bread, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with dried fruit and caramel. Florya (2023) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: dark copper, small white head. Aroma: spice. dried fruits, caramel, nuts, grass. Palate: full body, soft carbonation.