yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Brouwers. Pours clear and golden dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Sweet, caramelish, dark malty and light spiced hoppy. Dry and bitter finish.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost perfect copper color with a frothy off-white head. A pleasant toasted malt aroma and a strong pine and resin hop character. There is also some grapefruit peel and lots of toffee and caramel. The flavor has an almost woody flavor initially from the intense pine hop character. Lots of toasted malt as well as caramel, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. There is a pleasant fruitiness that comes through as the beer warms up. Full bodied with medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, light pine, citrus, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, raisins, dates, plums, cherries, and bread.
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fusel alcohol, dates, figs, and plums with pine hops, caramel and cookie malt. Flavor is heavy alcohol, barely detectable fruity esters, hops, or malt, with a sweet and boozy finish. Full body and light carbonation.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, birch syrup, chewy malts, oatmeal with raisins. Flavor is just sweet enough and just hoppy enough. Nice yeasty, sweet cake notes and brown sugar on the tongue.
mcberko (10049) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours a clear dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma of stale malts, wood and sawdust. Flavour is the same with a bit of caramel underneath, but dominated by the stale malts and sawdust. Tastes quite off - not good.
Dogbrick (9812) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. The beer pours a dark murky mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, roast malt and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a slightly fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Beachwood Long Beach ][ $1.50 ][ Mini Stange ][ 7.5.14 ]
>> Clear red amber pour, thin foam. Nose is sticky, stanky, strawberry. Taste is salty, toffee, spicy, sticky strawberry, big malt, spicy alcohol, high boost. Pretty good but big spice and alcohol. Not a barleywine fan usually so, haters gonna hate.
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, slight spices, hints of orange, grapefruit notes as well, slight hints of grass, touch of dark fruits with raisin, figs, and plums. Taste is a mix of toffee, caramel, dark fruits going into some orange, grapefruit, slight pine and grass, spice notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Pretty decent.