sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits, split with dwm1034. Pours a hazy, cola brown color with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is boozy, whiskey, toffee. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, boozy, whiskey, malty, nutty, caramel, dark fruit, raisin, oak, vanilla, with a sweet, boozy finish. Very tasty.
bytemesis (2435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with friends. Pours cloudy chestnut, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, rye. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, rye bite, some wood, light bitter. Full body, creamy. Lacks some complexity. Well masked ABV.
BOLTZ7555 (2658) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Again, think this was brought by JBoan but correct me if I’m wrong. Dark chestnut pour with scarlet and garnet making a statement as well. Moderate cashew colored cap. Caramel, vanilla, raw wood, toasted oak, black pepper, rye, cocoa, and brown sugar. Another solid brew by my favorite brewery but not a significant enhancement over the base beer.
daknole (8348) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee colored pour, yellowish tan head. Flavors of raisins, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, fruitcake. YUM.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, courtesy of my buddy Tim. thanks! pours a hazy, russet color capped by a creamy, beige head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is wonderful with heavy notes of caramel, toffee, candied pineapple, raisins, and figs back by toasted coconut, charred oak, and subtle hints of rye whisky. flavor is simply outstanding with sweet toffee, yellow cake batter, coconut cookies, and vanilla up front with dark fruits, hints of chocolate covered orange, oak, and dry, spicy rye whisky bringing up the back end. palate is full bodied and dangerously drinkable by moderate carbonation and a great balance of the spicy, woody barrel notes and the sweet barleywine notes. overall, another world class barrel aged beer from Alesmith.
UDBeernut (1424) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from tleaver33, shared with friends. Poirs muddled deep amber. Lots of figs, raisen, light wood, vanilla. Creamy body. Fuck tleaver, this agression will not stand.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to Jake. Opaque mahogany pour with a small off-white head. Aroma of rye whiskey, vanilla, and pineapple. Huge caramel, vanilla, golden raisin, and chocolate. A bit of booze, too. Flavor is quite sweet. Tons of caramel, toffee, and golden raisin. Rye whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and white cake. Noms.
hapjydeuce (921) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from the brewery. Hazy mahogany color with minor lacing and beige swirls. Beautiful aroma filled with vanilla, oak, coconut, brown sugar and raisin oatmeal cookies. Really nice. Flavor leans sweet with a touch of smoke and more vanilla. Light whiskey character on the finish. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Awesome palate. Really damn good but i still liked the original bourbon version a bit more. Well done Alesmith!
wheresyourball (425) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with others. Pours opaque brown with a small tan head. Nose is bread, caramel, toffee - not much rye. Flavor follows with oak, caramel, toffee, but again not getting much rye. Full mouthfeel. Several of us thought this tasted a whole lot like regular BA Numbskull, and maybe not quite as good.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. Cloudy medium brown with a thin off white head. Rye whiskey, molasses, and biscuit aroma. Biscuit, toffee, molasses, eye whiskey and oak, sweet grain, and a caramel flavor to the finish. Thick bright and creamy palate. Excellent.