ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Opaque, dark russet-toned body with a very thin, ivory-hued head.
Smell: Richly malty in the aroma, but, also a strong alcoholic waft cutting through. Beyond the toasted bread crusts, beyond the dark brown sugar, there’s a fruity element joining the booze, giving a hint of Grand Marnier.
Taste: Bread crusts tossed with brown sugar, caramel and even a light dusting of chocolate powder. Pinch of ground spices. Pulsing alcohol. Heavily fruity. Juicy hop hints, though not particularly bitter. Light oxidation. Sweetish, fruity, rather warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Not bad!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date: February 04, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet brown sugar aroma
Body: rich creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, light fruityness, touch of dark caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: **** /4
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Prado location. Pours a pretty red-amber with an off-white head. Nose is malt, toffee, cherry, and slight cardboard. Flavor is similar with nice sweet malt and toffee up front, cherries and slight fruit in the mid, and then a bit of oxidation in the finish. The waitress told us that this keg had been aging for about a year. Medium in body for a barley wine.