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.
Thisis12ptfont (1086) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of molasses, toffee, raisins, prunes, deep malts, grapes, subtle chocolate, barley, and herbs. Appears a dark crimson with heavy lacing. Taste is toffee, red grapes, prominent wine, molasses, barley, roasted malt, prunes, raisins, dates and deep malts. Overall, very interesting. The combination of barley wine and wine is really impressive.
slowrunner77 (9208) - 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 it’s just an off batch or ages really well. 4+ for previous years, low 3 for this year’s."
krumbum (881) - 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 (3252) - 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 (2658) - 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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daknole (10799) - 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 (8685) - 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.