sunevdj (4127) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
Pours a hazy dark amber with no head. Strong smell of port. Very sweet and somewhat bitter. Aromas af caramel, toffee and dates. Lots of alcohol too. Full bodied with a creamy texture. No carbonation. Dry finish. A lot like port just more dark fruits and better. Big thanks to Yesper for this exclusive treat!!! Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
This is one kind of beer that you better sit down, sip carefully and make sure you get all of your thoughts in. The initial aroma contains, strong smells of hazelnuts, alcohol and bourbon smells. The mouth feel is a thick syrupy flavor that has strong legs on the glass, the taste is dark rich brandy flavor of malts, toasted caramel, maple like flavor that oozes from all sides. If you are truly willing on buying this beer, that do so.
Sip and drink this beer carefully, do not waste a drop nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 The aroma is very deep with butter, hazelnuts, bourbon, wood, earth, grains, maple syrup, and lots of alcohol. The appearance is burgundy and this one really has legs. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is really smooth. Overall this is a lot more like a liquor at almost 26% than a beer. This one is worth a try if you know someone with a bottle but I’m not sure it’s worth $180+. The aftertaste is warm and fantastic. This is for the true beer fanatic. Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. #315. Cloudy amber colour with no carbonation or head. Aroma of dried fruit, malt, alcohol and sweetness. Also flavour of sweet malt, alcohol, this one is nearly like desert-wine. toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Samples at GABF. Pours like a fine brandy. Golden amber not bubbles or head. Taste very boozy, but nice. Probably couldn’t driink more then a few ounces.
JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
tytoanderso was good to share a taste of his ’03. Powerful aroma of alcohol and maple. Flavor is very sweet, with more maple, sugar, oak, and some whiskey. Very nice palate, thick and heavy, and no carbonation. A rich liqueur for slow sipping. BeerandBlues2 (13811) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours hazy tawny with a spare, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, roasted), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of dates, brown sugar, maple syrup, and alcohol. Full bodied, creamy, alcoholic texture, soft carbonation. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Sampled @ GABF 2007. Huge alcohol, brandy, sweet malty aromas and flavors. Molasses and brown sugar dominate w/ overpowering alcohol. Too sweet, but still very complex and good. Aging will make this excellent. yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
70 cL cobber coated ceramic bottle, #315. Pours hazy amber with no head. Thick roasted aroma with clear alcohol note. Fullbodied, thick alcohol feel. Flavour is intense with a clear alcohol flavour here too. Quite distinct roasted note and a lot of dried fruit flavours in an advanced mix. Complex and powerful. Really only for sipping from a large cognac glass on a late Friday evening during Autumn or Winter. Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle # 315 vintage 2003. [Courtesy of yespr, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Spare light fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Hazy amber brown color. Heavy aroma of molasses, nutty, heavy alcoholic in the sniff, raisin, plum, prune, honey. Also heavy mix of other fruity notes. Extreme full bodied with a thick complex alcoholic texture and a soft carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor with light bitterness. Warming alcoholic dried fruity lingering finish. Explosive beer, very unique and rare experience. 28-09-2007