mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Sample at jtclockworks..burgundy with zero head..aroma of booze,toffee,caramel,brown
sugar..toffee,cognac,c fruit flavor
with heat at the back end..good stuff. thomashall (994) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
2oz pour from bottle shared by Brian...thanks buddy. Aroma is some caramel and alcohol mainly. Alcohol burn all the way down. Don’t think I could drink too much but glad to try it. DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pour thanks to Homer321. Pours a hazy , muddy brown color. 2011 or so vintage. Huge alcohol, caramel, dark fruits in the aroma. Big caramel, toasty, warm, alcohol boozy, hot, flavor. Very tasty and full of boost. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 UPDATED RATING: After being able to taste more than a one ounce sample, I had to lower my rating (and also since I could compare this to WWS 23%). This just ain't beer. It smells like Jack Daniels and tasted like sherry (I hate sherry). WWS tastes like beer. This does not. It's disgusting. Sam Adams should quit making strong beers, the Triple Bock is bad and so is this. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 WCC2-Pours a syrupy copper red color with no head or carbination. Really coats the glass well when swirled. The alcohol aroma is almost cough medicine like. Very sweet cherry liquer-like taste. Strong alcohol warning feel that stays with you for a while. The perfect example of "A sipping beer." Very cool barley-wine experience. Should really be classified as a "Barley Liquer." Thanks a ton for the taste argoO.
MotherBrother (945) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
Pour murky and hazy hazelnut brown, with nooooo head at all.
Aroma of caramel, booze, wood, raisin, butterscotch.
Taste is dominant sweet. Quite a lot of booze, though it’s (only) 27 abv.
Thick and oily body, with no carb at all - what was expected. - thanks to Enjoyit, for letting me get a go at this. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2007 Edition in Ceramic Decanter # 04563. Found this bottle at Savemore Beverage Clifton Park NY. Pours a deep copper in color with no head. Were to start WOW!!! Aroma of Cognac, sweet maple syrup, oak and with an alcohol warming smell. Taste of maple syrup, oak, butterscotch and caramel with very clean finish. Suprisingly no alcohol burn with the high alcohol %, you will feel it. I was very surpise to find this one, had to travel to New York to get this one. It was not cheap at $175 but worth it. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Wow. Tastes like burning. And maple syrup.
Aroma is maple syrup, some smoke, sugar and alcohols.
Awesomely viscous and stinging mouthfeel. This beer is turning out to be a bit of a challenge. I like it.
Taste is cloying, hot port, some tobacco, and more heat.
It makes me want waffles.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
Small sample @ Stockholm Beer FestivalJoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Very, very rich aroma. You (almost) don’t have to drink it. Sit down in your favourite sofa and just smell it for an hour or two. Quite close to a good port. Sweet and complex taste with fruits (all of them) all over. I wish I could afford a bottle...
Sampled at FoBAB. Not really my glass of beer. I get it, it’s extreme, it’s a neat concept, but to me at 27%+ it’s booze not beer.