bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle shared by Marcus. This beer has legs. The aroma is cognac. A hint of maple when it comes close to the nose. Very thick body with hardly any carbonation. There is heat. It burns down the throat. It’s a bit maple-like, and rather woody. Some brown sugar in the finish. Much more impressive than the Triple Bock. gunnfryd (14824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2010
Sample at Patricks, Kristiansand. Amber colour no head. Flavour is alcohol, plum, madeira, port wine, dried fruits, malt. Nice beer to drink slowly. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Re-rate 5/9/12: Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Liqueur-y. fruity, malty, cookie-ish. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Re-rate 3/17/12: Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Oren. 2007 bottle. Deep reddish amber color. Concentrated aroma of dark fruits, malt and alcohol. Very sweet and alcoholic malty flavor with plums. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Too sweet and alcoholic but not bad as a liqueur. 7/3/6/4/13=3.3
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2003 bottle. Hazy dark amber-brown color. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookie dough, some dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, chocolate, plums, a bit of raisins, cookies and alcohol. Thick. 8/3/7/4/14=3.6
[9/25/11] Mahleket Hanikot Shotrim ’11 tour. Bottle at Sorbon in Bromma. 3cl sample. Clear burgundy color. Aroma of malt, lots of dark fruits (raisins, plums, cherries), cognac, some cake-like hints, light chocolate hints, some wood and alcohol. Sweet alcoholic flavor with malt, caramel, raisins, plums, figs, cherries, grape notes, wood and warming and slightly burning alcohol. Not very beer-like, but an interesting experience and I quite like it. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
GABF 2008 poured a clear brown with no head. Aromas of maple, carmel, vanilla and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied, smooth syrupy and hot. Flavors of maple, carmel, vanilla, pepper and alcohol with a smooth, hot lingering sweet fin ish.Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
This is truly a hot sticky sweet mess of a beer!
Bottle at Leighton’s gaff. Massive thanks to MR 201k himself. It pours oily, dark red - amber with no head. The aroma is rich, oily, varnish, raw alcohol, light oxidised vibe, toffee, vanilla, plum and fruit compote. The taste is rich, slick, oily, plenty of tangy fruit, jammy, marzipan, bakewell tart, warming alcohol, fruit compote, wood, toffee and port wine with a boozy and warming finish. Full body, limited carbonation and slick mouth - feel. I was surprised just how good this was. Great stuff.
Tmoney99 (14368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle 2002. Pours a cloudy brown color with a minimal creamy off-white head that diminished and produced minimal lacing. Heavy complex aroma of roasted malt , maple sugar. Medium to full body with a thick texture. Good flavor with heavy complex bittersweet and heavy complex sweet finish of long duration with a nice alcohol burn. Great brew. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
10th Anniversary bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark amber with no head. The aroma is oak, figs, booze, and dark fruits. Thick mouthfeel with very complex flavors, vanilla, oak, figs, nuts, sugary malt. Alcohol is present but not much of a burn. Really enjoyed this special treat. Borup (14332) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, fruit, malt and alcohol. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
(Bottle #06757) No head, mostly clear amber. Aroma is alcohol -- cognac/scotch. Taste is cognac & scotch, medium sweet with nice alcohol warming/moderate burn. No carbonation in the very full body. I don't care if it meets the technical criteria for a beer, it's not a beer. Still, a very good experience, even if it's ridiculously overpriced. So thanks Mom and Dad for finding a birthday gift for me last year that you knew I'd never get for myself. HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. 2 cl sample at Ölrepublikken, Göteborg. No head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy fantastic complex vinius aroma. More like sherry/port than beer. Light sweet powerfull flavor. Not that alcoholic. Long great complex finish. creamy palate. Fantastic experience but too expensive (120Skr).