giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like baileyís irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. Itís very pleasant actually.the pour is good, itís a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasnít too carbonated, but honestly I donít get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I donít think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. Itís got a solid old ale taste to it, but thereís a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste thatís very enjoyable. Itís been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, Iíve had this on cask twice and it is amazing, I think as of this posting there is only one cask of this beer left. It is well worth it to get a pint of that. If I was rating that Iíd probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, itís that amazing.
WVHouseofBeer (1011) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sometimes you have to take things into consideration when rating, not with this beer, itís worth its lofty status. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, beautifully melded into a velvety body. This beer is thick and you can tell it is expertly crafted. Donít pass this by, buy 3 and hold 2 back for a few years. Excellent brew.
Baramba (777) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Dark brown with small white head. Malt and caramel aroma, dired fruits. Sweet caramel flavour, wooden, vanilla, hoppy finish. Fantastic
tomekk1978 (1278) - ZĪbki, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat: głůwnie estrowy (wiśnia, aronia, śliwka), z dozą karmelu, chleba, melano, może nieco miodu. Drewno růwnież wyczuwalne, ale bez przesady. Alkohol nieźle ukryty.
Wygląd: barwa rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna, Piana beżowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała.
Smak: spora słodycz, złamana kwaskowoscią, owoce ( w tym suszone), chleb, melano, alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej plus, lekko drażniąca, ale delikatna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i kwaskowy, lekko owocowy finisz nuta alkoholową. Spodziewałem się więcej.
weihenweizen (2952) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigered 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy Amber into a glass. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and wood.
Hoprider (367) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
05 Decadence. Pours brownish with a beige head. Small. N: dark english barleywine. So smooth, light roast, Heavy caramel and prunes. Great! T: so creamy and well.. Decadent.? Caramel and bruised fruit. Drinks perfect for a 10 year old beer. Aftertaste is semi drying but still heavy on the dark sweet fruits.
Enjoyit (3737) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005. Clear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, raisins, caramel and sweets. A flavor of prunes, raisins, caramel and sweet malt.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
markducommun (855) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish mahogany, quite clear. Small tan head. Strong apple, fruit nose. Caramel, buttery notes. Quite a bit of bitterness, strong underlying sweetness. Very upfront alcohol content. Heavy, oily body. Really good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FROTHINGSLOSH (6485) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a large creamy-soapy orange-brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet with raisins, plum, pear, brandy and molasses. The flavor was sweet with toasty malts, molasses, cherry, anise, raisin, fig, brandy, toffee and a touch of a medicinal presence. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
nealblind (1628) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium dark brown ruby with plenty of cream. Aroma raisins, currants, booze caramel ginger. Tastes of dark rum blackstrap molasses. Alesmithís super clean cut style makes this sorta boring to drink. not enough funky fruitness.
hman43 (988) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a reddish brown with a light brown head that has plenty of carbonation. As it settles, it is fairly clear. It has sweet aromas highlight by fruit, caramel, molasses, nuts, and notes of sherry like qualities. It has flavors of caramel, chocolate, nuts, molasses, there are some fruity esters that are like dark fruits (plum like), and hints of sherry like qualities. As it warms, the sherry like qualities are more vinous. The nutty and chocoalte flavors become more prominent. It has a full body and is somewhat chewy with a quality alcohol warming.