punkska101 (2124) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle shared with dad bought at Lcbo A: alcohol, figs, port, strong molasses, raisins, some chocolate. App: hazy dark brown no head. T/p: full body with sweet finish of average duration. Alcohol is dominant, like a fine spirit. O: we’ve been searching for this for a long time. I’m really glad to try that one with that guy that brought me into the exciting world of microbrewery. It’s different, strong complex. In all honestly I didn’t enjoyed it that much but I can only salute the brewery audacity. In final, one more check on the bucketlist. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s Penthouse for his 20K. Sper mega massive thanks to Leighton himself for this beast. It pours a clean copper color with no head. Aroma is really sweet and rich with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and fruit cake. Taste is also rich and sweet with notes of fruit cake, chocolate, vanilla, raisins and loads of fruits. Medium to full bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall, very good mR_fr0g (12916) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton mega 20k tasting. 1/03/2017. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear dark brown nutty colourwd pour with a fading off white head. Aroma is boozy, raisin, apple, hot solvent alcohol, grape, rubbing alcohol. Flavour is composed of big sweet vintage port, tawny, apple, raisin, oily, solvent, boost, port, Cognac, dried fruits. Palate is oily, sticky sweet solvent, oak. Drying oak tannin. A little drying woody finiah. Boozy. WingmanWillis (377) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton’s 20k tasting. Big thanks to Leighton for cracking this whale. Pours red brown with no head. Aroma is really boozy with some red wine and red fruits. Taste is Cherry, dark fruits and a real boozy hit. Not bad at all. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours tan with mahogany hues with no head. Smells of tanned leather, dates, hints of tobacco. Taste is caramel, dates, hints of alcohol, and wood. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and no mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams 2013 Utopias finishes with a lingering alcohol sweetness.
Gebels (92) - Gdańsk, POLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Backlog. Aramoa of vanilla, almond, wood and maybe coconut, also scent’s of raisin’s and havay sweet malt’s and of course alcohol. Clear brown without head and CO2. In Taste sweetnes, almond’s and coconut, strong warming alcohol, Light body, texture close to oily. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Pours a leather-brown body. No head or carbonation, which is to be expected.
Smell: High-octane alcohol which reminds me of a good whiskey. Heady & delightful!
Taste: Reminiscent of a good sherry or porto, strong in the forefront, kind of whispers at the end. Balanced through & through.
Mouthfeel: Warms the mouth, cloves & cherry in the palate with a dry, mild fruit-like (woodland berries) finish. A wood-like character permeates the taste but not overwhelmingly so. Definitely has a porto vibe to it. Sweet notes are also there but not sugary sweet, more of a warming, fruit-like sweetness, not artificial sweetness.
Reviewed on: 05-21-2008 Jashiu (1403) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
2015 vintageshawnmurphy (553) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2017
At first it was mead aroma, bourbon and wood, after a while alcohol shows up and dominates.
Taste is mid dry, woody with raisins, honey. A bit of vanilla, some caramel.
Mouthfeel is medium, not very oily but getting there. Would love more body though. A lot of alcohol in taste
Very warming, you can feel the alcohol type of warming in the throat a long while after a sip. Finish is round and mellow, vanilla and wood
This should not be rated as beer anymore. As much as it is hyped, paired with the price it didn’t meet all the expectations...
A review reconstructed from notes. Picked up a copper bottle of 10th anniversary version (2012) to have a taste-testing with friends and to split the cost (it is a very pricey bottle!). You really can’t call this a beer, although it’s brewed with barley – but so is scotch! With an alcohol percentage of 29 percent for this vintage, I had to remind myself that I was drinking a “beer” when it seemed more like I was sipping a port, sherry, cognac, bourbon, and/or a scotch. Poured dark amber with no head or lacing, yet a swirl of the snifter leaves legs on the glass, like sipping hard liquor. Aroma is sweet malt, vanilla, caramel, maple, molasses, dried dark fruit, smoky wood, and alcohol. Flavor is all of the above plus brown bread with raisins, candied blood oranges, tobacco, earth, with a sweet, lingering burn from the booze. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, syrupy and sweet, yet not cloyingly so. A once-in-a-lifetime treat to myself! rumore (641) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 19, 2017
From the bottle, 10th anniversary edition, 2012. Pours foamless,a beautiful dark brown with nice reflections. Aroma is dark malt, licorice, fruits under spirits, dry fruits. Body is very dense, very sticky, intense burn. Taste is sweet, with strong caramel feeling. Some bitterness and wrote some astringency. Finish is rather long and intense, lots of salivation induced.