SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow, this beer kind of smells like rubber cement. Could it really be all those oak esters? Wow, this is syrupy. Kind of like ass syrup. Now, Iím not one to shy away from barley-wines, but finishing half of this beer was a challenge. Perhaps this beer has itís place somewhere, but definitely not anywhere near me.
kidobutai (546) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. To borrow a phrase from a neighbor, very mead-like. Rides the fine line between whiskey (good) and honey (not good). Jay slightly cloudy yellow. Just too sweet.
Luvystypotables (1179) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A complex aroma of whiskey, oak, fruit and hops. Pours a hazy caramel color with a white well laced head. A sweet taste of caramel and honey almost mead like. Full bodied creamy feel with a sweet honey finish.
chadmasontx (22) - - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very different. Pours reddish amber, with almost non-existent head. Taste: Holy caramel, Batman! Almost like a caramel apple. A little heat, but not as much as expected for such a high ABV.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mbgrayson (638) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 version. Pours a dark amber, with a nice tan head. Aroma is rich, with notes of oak and vanilla. Taste is carmelly and sweet, with lots of wood, and a kick from the alcohol. This is quite a beer! Thumbs way up....
markducommun (490) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light white head. Clear reddish orange. Caramel nose. Very sweet. Not much alcohol. Clean, oily body. Good.
Milo024 (13) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2015 Tart cherry, fig, whiskey and caramelized sugar abound in the aroma. Copper in appearance. The beer was too sweet for my palate.
BroadestTom (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma oak whiskey
Appearance amber, orange, clear, minimal head, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall a sweet oak tasting beer with a warming alcohol finish
Maverick34 (2657) - New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a deep ruby brown. Vanilla scent. Incredibly cloying and sickly sweet. Candy caramel mostly. Thin consistency. Disappointment.
katrinaez (694) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 version. Smelled of booze. ..lots of booze. Heavy brandy aroma. Tobacco was strong. The beverage itself was strong as hell. Watch yourself. Tap
beeratarian (172) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish copper with thin off white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, some vanilla. Flavor is sweet with some bitterness and vanilla. Finishes more like a port or Marsala. Not bad but a little too