ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a touch of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of Bourbon, vanilla, oak, rye, some caramel malts, a touch of hops, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with a bit of citrus hops and some vanilla. Through the middle, the spicy rye comes through with Whiskey and oak alongside a bit more hop character. The finish is full of Whiskey, oak, vanilla, rye, and caramel malts with some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with mild-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming, spicy, and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice imperial rye flavor with the barrel aging complementing the beer nicely.
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a off white head..Nose is nice sticky caramel, spicy rye, whiskey, barrel, vanilla, dry, some sweetness...Taste is nice rye whiskey, smooth, creamy vanilla, caramels, alcohol is very well hidden.
Lupulucid (189) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dueling Pipers is a boozy, malty affair with prominent but not entirely overpowering barrel contribution. There is a lingering bitterness that may come from aged hops, barrel tannins, or rye.
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Small aroma of brown sugar and spice. Taste is big on brown sugar molasses and pine spice. A little vanilla and medium body with light carbonation.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Minimal aroma and complex taste with a basic appearance and mildly warm mouthfeel.
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Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of joeneugs, thanks man! It pours a sort of murky mahogany body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma dishes up molasses, raisins, prunes, sticky pine infused malts and a bit of booze near the end of the draw. The taste is a rich mix of spicy rye bread and resiny pine hops as well as some molasses and then a bit of prunes and raisins. This is rich and good and pleasing from front to back and seems very barleywine like. Nice, boozy, resiny sipper, yum.
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour, tan head. Lots of dates, figs, whiskey, oak, molasses, some chocolate, vanilla, dark sweet bread pudding notes. Cool beer.
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a small khaki head. Nice whiskey aroma, vanilla, spicy rye malt, and wood. A bit of dark fruit, some chocolate, caramel, and light booze. Tastes of whiskey, rye malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Slight wood character, vanilla sweetness, dark chocolate, molasses, and a subtle earthy hop character.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Rich malt aroma with light toffee and light smoke. Smoke and barrel notes (whiskey? Bourbon?) flavor with caramel/toffee. Medium-plus bodied. Smoke and bourbon/whiskey linger with caramel/toffee.
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a rich dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a slightly sour finish and a warming alcohol trail. Quite delicious.
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pored brown from the bottle, no head great lacing. Aromas are subtle hops and malts, sweet carmel notes in the background. Flavors are of sweet carmel, maltyness with nutty undertones, subtle hop and fig notes. The Finish - carmel and nuts with a strong malt body with subtle fruity hops. Makes me think of an english barleywine with the sweetness!