Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had on tap at blind tiger (this is the 2010)- pours a hazy mahogany color with 1.5 fingers of creamy white head. Good retention, some splashes of lacing.
Smell is great- very thick and a little musty. Lots of toasted barley, some molasses, a little booze. Surprisingly little for the abv. I smell some wood as well.
Tastes fantastic- full of smooth, rich barley malt flavor. Certainly sweet, rich caramel flavors, a little spice, kind of peppery. Toffee.
Mouthfeel is very appropriate- full bodied, modest carbonation but enough to make it possible to drink. Long finish that leaves a nice bready caramel flavor. I would definitely get this one again.
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SuperTiti33 (595) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rousse brune opaque. Alcool. Fruit. Datte. Figue. Chaleur d’alcool. Cigare/tabac. Cerise. Caramel. Porto. Boisé. Chocolat. Magique.
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, sherry, cookie dough. Taste is similar, intense dried fruits, , caramel and sherry. Sweet snd bitter
allmyvinyl (4218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours ruby with a little head. Aromas of red fruit, oak. Taste is nutty, dark stone fruit. Finishes sticky. Ok.
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is peanuts, sugary, taste is more peanut, boozy, sweet, fruity, caramel.
rxeight (1507) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Dark amber pour. Boozy, lots of bitterness. More barleywine than Belgian. Ok.
wlajwl (4044) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 12. Aroma is malts, fruit/dark fruit, medium sweetness and mildly perfumed. The flavor is malts, medium/not quite but somewhat close to cloying, candy/sugar, fruit and a big tart/sour/warming alcoholic finish.
Gerbeer (1987) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 12 oz bottle. Batch 12. Pours a deep mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of dark caramel, brown sugar, sweet malts, and light bourbon/alcohol. Flavors of orange syrup, dark caramel, dark fruits and sweet malt extract. Beer liqueur. Quite warm but I would not guess it’s 16+%. Neat.
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
girlfriend says, "weird, very sweet." takes second sip. "carmel-y notes. Rich mouth feel." She continues, "almost a dry after finish." It sounds to me as if she is channeling Mill Valley, California. "Like a complex …. ballet… occurring in my mouth." I hardily agree. " this is very strange, I like it, unusual. " she laughs. gulps. laughs because I wrote gulps. Laughs because I typed "laughs because I wrote gulps." and then says, "uh uh you’r getting a little meta here."
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
APPEARANCE - Dark brown. 1-finger head that dissipates. Some lacing
AROMA/SCENT - Mildly sweet.
TASTE - Super-sweet, sugary, a little boozy, smoky, peaty, much stronger than the smell.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Gooey, not much carbonation.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A sipping beer. Do not try to drink this fast.
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma blends Belgian yeast, booze, caramel, figs, toffee, and earthy notes. The beer pours a dark chestnut that is quite murky, and surprisingly there is a medium off-white ring and thin layer of head atop the liquid. The taste is quite sweet, mildly boozy, mildly bitter, slightly umami, and slightly sour. The aftertaste furthers the malty bitterness that is hidden in the initial taste by the booze and sugars, but the booze still dries out the mouth after the beer’s been swallowed. The palate has a slick and thick texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation. Overall, these flavors don’t mesh as well as they could, and this bottle could definitely use some age.