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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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We hand smoke 60 pounds of of malt over cherry wood soaked in glenlivet, cognac and cherry juice that lends wonderful smoked toffee and cherry notes both to the palate and the nose and a warm bitter sweet finish. With over 1,700 pounds of malt and 65 pounds of hops make this a truly epic ale. The 2006 vintage is 13.5% abv.

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3.5
fonefan (49601) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, light nutty, burnt caramel, moderate yeasty, oerriped fruit - berries, phenol - alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100912]

3.7
yespr (45930) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is cheesy and dark roasted malty. Dark malty, roasted caramelish. Overripe fruity, Dark malty and roasted finish.

3.9
Ungstrup (37954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottled. An unclear dark chestnut colored beer with a hgue tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wood, brettanomyces, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, roasted malt, wood, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.8
joergen (28458) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate with roasted notes. Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.2
omhper (25262) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark ruby. Aroma of raisins and toffee. Extremely sweet with massive body. There are notes of cherry and salt. There is enough malt to hide the massive abv. The sweetness OTOH managed to drown a lot of the flavours.

3.5
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of ¾. Bottle # 153. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dense and frothy beige head leaving some laces. The nose has lots of overripe fruit and burned caramel - and booze. Solid body, sticky sweet roasted malt and dark fruits. Some licorice also. Ends very, very sweet with loadsa booze. Needs some balancing hops. 120910

3.7
Leighton (21551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours cloudy brown with a bubbly, tan froth head. Sweet, with tangy and leathery dark fruits, some toffee, bread, spices. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet and warming in the finish, with further well ripened semi-dark fruits, berries, chewy toffee. Good and fun.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19845) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle @ Frank’s (Ramnuts) tasting, thanks to ??? - 06/11/12. 2008 vintage series #4 bottle #43. Obscured amber with a mahoooosive off white head. Nose is dark toffee, dark fruits, prune, figs, dates. Taste follows nose with sweet caramelised sugar flavour, wood, spice, touch of booze but fairly well integrated for 14%. Full bodied with soft carbonation leading to a sweet finish.

3.7
mcberko (18088) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
1.5L bottle at tasting, pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma is fairly oxidized with smoked malt, some wood and not much else. Flavour is very sweet, with notes of cognac, cherries, oak and lots of candied sugar. ABV is incredibly well-worked in, with a high complexity. The sweetness is high, but not overly cloying. There is only a hint of oxidation that doesn’t detract. Solid stuff.

3.2
Oakes (17842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bright garnet colour. Big malt aroma with hints of smoke and cherry. Strong...a LOT of alcohol here. Lightly chewy. Lots of malt and a bit of a charred aftertaste. On paper this is very cool...I wanted to love it. But it’s really liquerish, just so sweet. Still, the cherry and smoke lend accent to the beer to keep it interesting. It was served bloody cold, too. If you’re there, order this about a half hour before you drink it.


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