frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 Wow, this is huge. Aroma is alcohol, maple, vanilla. Taste resembles a congac, has some hazelnut, and earthy flavors. Big beer with complex flavors. Unlike anything else thedm (6223) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 Fort Wayne event. The eighth brew of the evening and one of our event brews. Bottle number 8345 of an advertised 8000 total. Hmmmm. This brew has one of the most powerful aromas you can imagine coming from a beer. Upon opening the bottle it hits you then you pour it and get an even stronger whiff of it, then you stick your nose in it and get hit by the battering ram! Boom your sense of smell is gone! Which way did the freight train go? Strong elements of alcohol like tequila mixed with vanila extract mess up your nose. Then you sit back in amazement at this brew. The body is a transparent copper color with medium sized quickly disppearing white colored bubbles. The mouthfeel is very smooth on the tongue then you swallow and BURRRRRRNNNNNN! WOW!!!! What a feeling! It has a strong cogniac flavor mixed with sherry and alcohol esthers. This is like no other beer and in its own class. People were getting wasted off just a few sips of this beer and Jsquire simply sat back in amazement unable to get past the aroma. Definately a sipping beer if you can call it a beer at all. It was actually quite good considering its ABV. To sum it up, this beer is simply overwhelming. whitehorse1975 (2) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004 does not count
Great beer, absolutely lovely.honestly fabulous
to be tasted by every beer lover. tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Crazy syrup. Almost like apple juice concentrate by apperance. Sweet alchol aroma has many fruity complexities. Sweet slightly smokey flavor. Finishes with an alcohol burn. After taste is the best part. ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Most impressive bottle (# 07906) I have ever seen. Wow. Served in small plastic cup. Clear, warm copper color. No head. Aroma is pure, fruity alcohol - more like cognac than beer. Amazing. Flavor is enormous and luxurious - again, more reminiscent of cognac than of beer. Long, hugely warm and utterly smooth finish. Thick, full mouthfeel. A sipping beer if I ever saw/tasted one.
Thanks a million, Jeppe and Michael!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
festival of barrel aged beers 2004. the aroma is brandy-like, the color is dark amber, and the taste is definitely brandy. i’m sure there was barley and hops (read the commercial descriprion), but they were hardly distinguishable. i loved this beer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2002
The smell of whiskey encompasses your nose from many feet away. At first, it tasted similar to whiskey, but with a beerish finish. Super smooth, with a lip-burning alcoholic bite. At almost 50 proof, this stuff is whopping! After the alcohol passes, there is a big, chewy maple-sweetness that is woodsy in nature. Not like any alcoholic beverage I’ve had before. While it originates from a beer road, it is definitely taking the road less travelled. Difficult to rate because there is little to compare with. Not to mention, stylistically, it’s off the charts. Cost aside, I might prefer it to straight Jim or Jack though, if that tells you anything. shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
I didn't realize that this was argo0 birthday present. Aroma is alcohol, sweet malt and chocolate. Apperance has no head with brandy color. Flavor is alcohol through the notrisils with sweet brandy, maple syrup without overbearing sweetness. Ovearll, excellent representation of barleywine. Thanks again to argo0 for the sample. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
(on strange little bottle, thx for sharing Jeppe) Small lash of alcohol, like cognac hits the nose at first. It disapears fast and becomes more of wood and sugarconservated wallnuts and mead. taste is aflow with warmth and powerfull notes of rottenfruits, sun and tons of malts. Finish is warming and a bit acidic. Weird brew indeed. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Amber colour with no head. Malty nose with some oak and a nice balanced sweetness and alcohol. Flavor has some dark fruit sweetness and a cognac like alcohol touch. Thanx Jeppe for sharing this special beer.
Thanx to yespr, I had one more sip of this wonderfull beer. This one, bottle # 315, seems more balanced and smooth.