valpoaj (673) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour - medium tan head on a dank body. Aroma is woody, malty, somewhat smoky...hints of yeast and bread. Intriguing on the nose! Flavor is very wood forward, good dose of malt, smoke is still evident...unique drink. Medium bodied and almost seemed a bit light for the style. Enjoyable drink.
BrettTaylor (695) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 2014 bottle. Poured from bottle into snifter. Aroma - definitely smell the new oak barrels in there - almost sappy and woody; some malt, some wheat sweetness almost like a sweet dough roll. Taste - warm dark malt, then almost woody and back to some dark malt, almost rum-like, notes at finish. The woody taste and aroma definitely make this different. I only have the one bottle but at 10.4%, I wonder how it would have aged if I hadn’t been impatient!
rumproasts (4457) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep brown with small head. Interesting. Initially didn’t seem like much, but complexity comes out as the flavors linger. Oak, light smokiness, a hint of chocolate and roast. Thin, but tasty.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a light tan head. Notes of caramel in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty, sweet caramel upfront that slowly fades away. Not extremely robust but easy drinking for a 10.4% beer.
davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very malty. Vanilla, caramel, cookies, some dough. Long flavours, not aggressive
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with white thin head. Smell of oak and slight hint of grape juice. Taste is lacking - mild roasted malt, wheat, minimal hop bitterness. Virtually no Belgian yeast character. Most prominent taste is oak. Boring. Overall not as good as rating led to believe.
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Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: light off-white head. Aroma strong malt - dark dried fruits of prune, raisin. Taste is strong toffee/caramel backed with raisin and other dried fruit flavors. Finish is a well balanced bittering with spicy notes and slight alcohol bite. Body is medium to heavy. Surprisingly easy drinking and dmooth.
jw0406 (1007) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.25 l draft pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel. Full bodied, very complex, a very good beet
umich03jm (3100) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with JStax I think. Feb 2013 bottle. Dark brown pour with a huge foamy head that fades slowly to a thick film. Aroma is sugary, fruit candy, prunes, bread, raisins, and apples. Tastes like apple sauce, prunes, dark bread, raisins, and light banana. Medium to thick body. Big creamy and foamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer not nothing special.
johnnnniee (3268) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cask and Vine with Mr Barleywine.
Dark brown in color with a smallish tan head. Rich sweet brown sugar with huge prune, raisin and date like aromas. Rich sweet maltiness balanced with a touch of alcohol. Beautiful sipper!