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.
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, some head. Smells like blackberries and coffee. Taste is pretty much the same - coffee and blackberries, plus vanilla and oak. Tasty stuff. Thanks to grownfool for this one!
Errl (2440) - 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 (501) - 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) - Orlando, Florida, 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 (7997) - 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 (10828) - 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 (15444) - Dublin, 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 (8269) - 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 (8797) - 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.