MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
They did a decent job on this one. It’s a bit watery, but a nice caramel malt, toffee and fruit presence can be detected.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery, pour is deep purple color, no head or lacing at all. Very rich with roasted malts, plums, figs, tons of malt. Finished a little mettalic.
alobar (2515) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogony brown pour with an aroma of fig, caramel, and plum. Flavor of plum, caramel, and brown sugar. Very tasty as the beer warms. Very good beer!
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Appalachian. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin beige head. Soft roast, and sweet dark malt.Chocolate and sweet roast, plum. Sweet and toasty, long caramel. Long chocolate and sweet plum fruit. Plum and prune on the finish.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) clear rich ruby with a nice dark tan head. Nose of caramel, dark honey and light spices. Taste of caramel, light alcohol, brown sugar and toasty. Quite easy to drink for the ABV especially.
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Nov. 2008: Wow, pours deep red with an intense roasty, pruny nose, a lasting head and lacing to the end, the heaviest BW that I have ever had with a chewy palate, flavors of raisin & roast malts dominate, some sweetness balanced by an adequate hop bite at the finish. Noticeable alcohol burn and flavor, perhaps too much.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red color. Pours from tap with a very thin head and leaves no lacing. Smooth on the tongue with a strong taste of raisin on the finish. Gets more interesting as it warms up. Very nice!
Cavie (3553) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. 2009 batch. Pours a clear reddish color with light amounts of carbonation. Even swirling is difficult to arouse a head. Aroma is dark fruit, aged and woody. Sweet nose. Flavor is sugary sweet and brown sugar. Syrupy finish.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2009 vintage thanks to blutt59
Dark red, nearly black color. Lots of malt, more than most barleywines - toffee and vanilla.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, nuts, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, light chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke, and plum.