BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 I was expecting a fruity, cherry flavor, but didn’t notice that. Mild spice, banana and slightly sweet. ABV was not detected at all for such a high percentage.
Re-rate: A friend had a growler overnighted, and man this is even better from the tap. Deep spice, chocolate and overripe fruit tones. Again, super smooth, for such a high alcohol content.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small head. Sweet aroma of berries, candy and hints of alcohol. Spicy flavour with some candy-like taste. The alcohol are very well hidden.
Odeed (1801) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(first off many thanks to kramer17801 for hooking this up)maber body with a little white head.aroma was of caramel malts,and some spices.flavor mixes up caramel malts,cinnamon,nutmeg,yeast,and corriander.alcohol is very well hidden.
Ungstrup (34953) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of peaches and some notes of dust. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit, some of it a bit over ripe, as well as light notes of alcohol, but only light especially compared to the 11% ABV.
OldGrowth (3304) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from trade with Nejhleader. Ok nose, sweet. Hint of spice, kind of clovey. cherry vanilla, and a yeastiness that faded as it warmed. Clean brownish orange color, good head that faded quickly to a ring then to nothing. No lacing. Sweet flavor, like aroma. Little almond & nutmeg too. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, litely spiced bitter finish. Didn’t enjiy it that much. Seemed kind of brachish. Didn’t think flavors mixed well, only reason I got big head was because I poured it without tipping glass as I poured. Oh well. Thanks Nejhleader.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small tan head. Sweet cherry, light alcoholic aroma and a sweet cherry, spicy, light marzipan taste. Medium body with a sweet, dry finish.
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and spices.
Flavour of malts, caramel, berries and spices.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Beautiful, clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries and alcohol. Rather solid body with a warming alcohol, lightly spicy and with the cherries popping up again in the flavour. Even without any real hoppiness this manages to remain harmonious and very drinkable. 060706
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to fyrecrakker05. Pours a very clear, reddish brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma is slightly spicy with warm molasses/carmel hints. Flavor is good and slightly malty with a definite presence of warm molasses and a definite spice presence and bubbly on the palate. Very enjoyable beer
eaglefan538 (3033) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2006 Re-rate, Dec 2006: Much more impressive than earlier versions, this one had a substantial cherry and light nut/banana malt background. Spicing was present, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, but it wasn’t overdone. At 11%, this thing will sneak up and get ya, man it was smooth for that high of alcohol content. Much better than whatever they did the last two years. Bumping up the numbers (minus appearance) for sure. Original rating(s): Wow, quite a let down, only interesting for its uniqueness. The pour was ruby red, but completely flat, no head, no lacing, nothing - a complete miss within the style. The aroma was slightly yeasty with some light spicing. The primary flavor was too sweet (just like their doppelbock) and a mix between a belgian and an oktoberfest or pumpkin ale... Significant cinnamon and nutmeg. A cardboardy aftertaste with a touch of hops to lightly bitter things. I had to go back to the bottle to verify that this thing was 11%ABV when I went to rate it. Never noticed it in the flavor or aroma. The mouthfeel was rather thin for the style. Resampled one year aged version (2004) in Nov. ’05... very much the same, no head, and the aging didn’t change the flavor profile. Still nice stuff.