ansalon (838) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt copper appearance. Nose is caramel and dark fruits. Taste is somewhat a blend between American and English style Barley Wines, with burnt caramel, raisins, malt and almonds. Very nicely balanced.
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asmithbeer (69) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Dark brown pour with descent ivory head. Aroma of toasted cereal and grain, bit of sweetness and hops too. Flavor is like aroma, toasted and hoppy, very good. Mouthfeel is a bit thick but decent carbonation helps.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown pour, very little head. Powerfully sweet and soapy aroma, some odd woidy notes. Flavor is sweet, some soapy notes, something is off.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly unclear dark brown with a thin, disappearing, light brown head. Awesome caramel, oak, bourbon, and candi sugar aroma. Taste is a little thin at first, but then the oak, bourbon and caramel hit and this beer gets huge. Great roasty sweetness to this beer, a lot like Old Stock Ale (one of my all time favorites). A little hop page comes through on the finish to dry it out just enough. This is a very well done beer. I can’t wait to get a few years on a bottle.
marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and sweet malt and alcohol aroma. There is a slightly sweet dry malt flavor with a warm alcohol trail.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad to see this one was on tap during my recent visit. Body is a rich dark brown color with a 1" beige head. Huge malty sweet aroma, thick with carmael malts, slightly mollasses-like....brown sugar, no noticeable alcohol. Flavor has some dried fruits/raisins, caramel, very sweet, light alcohol burn. Really nice b/w.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown with a clingy beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Sweek dark malt wtih a slight amount of bitter. Extremely smooth. A dark, heavy beer. Drinks really well.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light cream colored head. Sherry aroma with some brown sugar. Sherry, caramel flavor with light stone fruit and brown sugar. Medium bodied. Lingering malt, just enough hops, and light sherry.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown to black. Crystal. Some straw head.
Sweet aroma, somewhat weird (shampoo?)
Estery and fusel aroma.
Strong estery flavor, sweet, almost cloying.
Not thick enough for barleywine.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Mild carbonation. Aroma is very yeasty with some molasses. Flavor sugary sweet and alcoholic, not a good carbonation. I also pick up some flavors of prunes and yeast. Body is very thick. Tastes almost as if it was underfermented. Not good.