brigg (681) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2017 ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 5/18/13. Amber color, thin head, small carbonation, sweet alcoholic nose with honey and clover notes. Alcoholic warmth runs through to your chest, viscous mouthfeel and very honey/floral taste--almost like a meade. Interesting for about 4 sips, but I couldn’t finish my pour due to the intense sweetness (and drinking it in warmer weather was also a detriment).
(Bottle) Clear amber body with minimal, vanishing head. Heavy malt caramel aroma, toast, toffee. Medium to full bodied; oily texture; mostly flat. Strong alcohol, very sweet; syrupy. MonsterMagnet (1455) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle from my secret santa ’15, Saeglopur, many thanks! Pours a clear dark golden with vrtually no head. Sweet, malty and sticky, with honey, raisins, plums, toffee and nutty and sherry notes. Quite boozy. davedrinkinbeer (16) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Beer has a malt/syrup scent to it. Beer tastes just like it smells, syrup, caramel, malt. It is also lightly carbonated and feels heavy. Even though it is 14% ABV, only a trace of alcohol is detected. Very sweet, and stretches the definition of beer, feels more like a Liqueur. The sweet taste is likeable, and for being this heavy is very drinkable-- so if you like it, the 14% content will reward you after a couple of these.... BREWMUSKCLES (2687) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2017
wheat syrup in a smooth sticky body that is remotely beery and with a bit of caramel i suppose. a real sipper it is sweet and powerful. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is mostly alcohol but smooth. Tastes of toffee and dark fruit.
BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Monthly bottle share at Chez Sophie: 22nd May 2017. Four way split. Cheers Mat for the 75cl bottle from 2014. Sickly stuff really: wispy head on an amber body. Slick, syrupy and excedingly sweet throughout: even my sweet tooth winced half way through my quarter of the bottle. The alcohol level came through loud and clear too, could never drink a whole 75cl bottle on my own. minutemat (5566) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
75cl bottle as ’Limited Edition 2014’ edition @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie. Pours a deep misty amber, thin ring head. Aroma is lightly dusty boozy rich barley wine caramel. Taste is exceedingly rich, boozy slick caramel, candied sweet fruits. Powerful stuff. 77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2017
330. bottle - tasting glass @ Meug Afterwork 2017. Tried it next to the classic which was better than I remember it being, not too different from this one but the classic carried a bigger malt body & touch more complexity. Interestingly this beer is 100 % clear dark amber, head is almost instantly gone. Nose is this extremely sweet cloying touch medicinal syrup, herbal, alcoholic, weir alcoholic plastic pear syrup. Taste is extremely sweet & syrupy, lightly medicinal herbal plastic pear, candy with faint rubbing alcohol, boozy, lager yeast, very sweet. Body is all malt, fruit syrup, low medicinal. Potent, bit of a baffling beer with the low medicinal extremely potent sweetness, feels like it needs age & oxidation. It was interesting, intense but still a bit odd. Cristobal37 (1143) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 2015 bottle. Clear gold, no head. Sweet honey sugary aroma. Boozy and sticky, but not ridiculous. Candied sugar and a little booze. Hardcore ?beer?. Nice for a nightcap and sharing. Never again. drfabulous (7951) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Very sweet sticky caramel brown boozy. Bottle from 2007. Interesting.