slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"not as hoppy as i like in the american style, falling somewhere between an english and west coast. very solid brew though. dark in color, with a pleasant but subdued aroma, great body, and nice malty, oak & caramel backbone. 1/10-this batch was all caramel and booze. very one dimensional and really not that good. hope itís just an off batch or ages really well. 4+ for previous years, low 3 for this yearís."
krumbum (639) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep murky maroon with no head. Smells of bourbon, figs, dates and leather. Hoppy raisin taste very dry. Leaves a hoppy dry taste behind.
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Caramel malt aromas. Somewhat bitter with caramel malt highlights. Below average mouthfeel with a decent body.
ansalon (1763) - 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 (71) - 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 (10112) - 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 canít wait to get a few years on a bottle.
marcus (7297) - 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 (2332) - 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 (12135) - 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.