biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle 2011 - Pours like molasses, no carbonation. Lots of booze and some vanilla and oak in the nose. Toffee, caramel, malt, cherries, and molasses taste. Backend burns with alcohol. For the amount of alcohol, this is a pretty solid beer. jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Snifter at Tap Werks Rating NO 500. Syrup aroma, Light nutty almond aroma as well, No hops to speak of. Taste is very sweet,sweet like maple syrup, no hops in the taste just like Frangelico or Barenjager, ugh not that great, i could put it on my waffles, but wow this one is sweet., i really expected some alcohol but its really not prevalent. Just plenty of sweetness. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
A: Pours a nice chestnut brown with no head at all.
S: Booze, booze and booze followed by candied sugar, some dried fruits, vanilla and a bit of candied nuts.
T: Sweet like a fine port or dessert wine. Notes of brown sugar, vanilla and candied fruit.
M: No carbonation, but who needs it with something like this. THis is a sipping beverage. Slightly oily.
O: Hard to even call this a beer. It really is like a sipping after dinner drink. Loads of complexity. It was amazing. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
"A beer unlike any other, this one has a warm, sweet flavor highlighted with notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Touted as The World’s Strongest Beer. 25%"
I’m curious to see if this beer was fortified. It is better to compare this to port as it has all of the properties of a fortified wine. Pours very thick, looks like brandy. The smell is very intense with all of the elements listed above plus dark plum and some blackberry. The taste is sweet and potent, like maple syrup with vodka. Overpowering but delicious. Worth having as a treat (or dessert). hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2006
Big thanks to JPDIPSO for letting me take a nip out of his bottle from 2003. Super nutty aroma, tons of caramel nuttines and lots of alcohol. Medium brown in color with no head and nice legs. Flavors explode in your mouth like a scotch. I picked out butterscotch, smoke, caramel, toffee..it was very complex. Oily mouthfeel, nice and thick. This was an interesting "beer."
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
Every thing about this screams strong port. The aroma and flavor are both of honey, molasses, and alcohol. The alcohol is a bit harsh but the aftertaste is long and tasty. Thanks Aaron for being so generous as to share this with everyone at When Contients Collide 2. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Had a Pint of this last night. Just kidding, 1 oz pour for ten bucks. Normally I don’t think that’s enough to get a good taste, but this stuff packs a lot of punch. Smell is familiar, rum?, cognac?, and real maple syrup. Smells quite alcoholic as well. Taste is much less alcoholic, reminds me of some fine liquer, except a lot more complex. Maple Syrup up front, vanilla, hints of wood, bourbon, spices, dark fruits, carmelized sugar. This was really interesting. I wonder if I will get another crack at it. Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
2 cl @ Glød,Oslo
March 20, 2014
Its like drinking a good madeira or portwine.
Dark brown in color and a bit thick,No head or carbonation.
Aroma is malt,dark sugar,a bit vanilla,alcohol and some dried dark fruits.
Tastes a bit sweet and warming due to high ABV.
A nice small taste as a dessert drink.
Gubihumle (602) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Købte en flaske sammen med et par venner. Jeg har virkelig vanskeligheder ved at vurdere denne såkaldte øl. Den har ingen skumkrone og minder i smagen mere om en blanding af en cognac og en portvin end om en øl. Smagen er blød, rund og sødlig med en mere bitter alkoholagtig eftersmag. Den smager fantastisk. Men er det en øl? crazy_cat_lady (600) - - MAY 28, 2014
May 24, 2014. 1.5oz shot at beerbistro. This beer has to have the most awesome bottle ever; hope to acquire one for my collection at some point. The 2013 vintage seems a lot smoother than the previous time I had this at beerbistro (perhaps the 2011 vintage). Vinous fruit, very sweet nose. Lovely dark warm reddish brown, no head. Port-like. Quite lovely.