DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity, Beer on The Wye 6, Hereford (’Farrier’s Ale, 14.7% ABV’ according to the festival programme, but actually weighing in at an eye-watering 15.5% ABV according to the cask). Dusty golden amber, no head, massive legs. Sherry in a cave aroma. Nil malt or hop presence. Huge alcohol warm, moulding grapeskin and satsumas, dabs of cream. Chews with mildewed, dusty, sherried old fruit long after it’s gone. Slight numbing of the hands, cheap blended whiskey burn....and yet almost leaves you almost wanting a pair. Almost. Mad, utterly mad, and even after 3.5K, I’m pretty stunned by this one.
JorisPPattyn (9881) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light haze in light-amber beer, small transparent head. Acetone, acetic, pineapple and other esters. Very old sherry from the wood, and lightly acidic; bit of solvent, and certainly fusels. Not very well-bodied, acids & esters thinning the MF. Where really is the difference with the stronger Beer? "Interesting" is really the word, I liked the stronger Beer better.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Very strong sherry aroma. Amber golden coloured with lots of alcohol present. A bitter and warming finish.
Fukito (1058) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 25, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, april 08, thanks Gazza!
Slghtly hazy, rich mahoganny brown/ orange color wih some bubbling but a very small white rim. Strong toffe aroma with some wood. Shouts booze and some nail polish. Not good. Strange, slightly spicy flavor with an acidic touch, some wook and whisky, a bit of smoke but a great, and I mean great, alocoholic burnt. Very hard. Medium to light palate, the very alcoholic feeling makes it very difficult to drink. Strange, but rather unpleasant strong ale.
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 3, 2007
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting : Clear with no head. The aroma is very alcohol. The taste is like fuel in a bottle. I rather drink my wifes nail polish remover!
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2007
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at glasgow ultimate tasting. Clear bottle that apparently would have been from another beer served in the pub, not too reasuring. Aroma is harsh harsh alcohol esters, appley sweetness, rough grainy malts. Taste is pure ethanol burn, sore harsh and undrinkable.
cgarvieuk (23289) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottles at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting ... YEUCH, thats about it. we had 14% and 15.5% bottles Very rought no balance. I could maybe have finnished the 14% but the 15.5 was like raw alcohol.
imdownthepub (14229) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle Conditioned. A brown Amber beer with bubbly head. I'm not normally given to supelatives, nor do I often get close to giving perfect marks, but this beer is very special. Its from a brewpub I had never heard of before, and so it seems has the site. The beer is perfectly brewed, it has a vintage port wine flavour, the spare sugar is all brewed out to leave a dry rich vinous flavour with strawberries and plum as a background. There is even a hop aftertaste. The body is a perfect harmony of stillness but still natural condition. I'm not sure how this can be obtained again as it was a gift, I presume it is only available at the Brewpub, but it is a very, very good beer.