swoopjones (4196) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> somewhat murky, deep orange amber color. British maltiness, Pledge furniture cleaner, pine, booze, orange rind. Fruity rich maltiness. somewhat watered down flavor. classic BW flavors are present, rich maltiness, booze but just doesnt come off sharp or strong. Decent at best
GRM (2484) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 6-ounce, 2008, draught, at MacGregor’s, savoured on November 6 2010; eye: burgundy, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: resinous hops, caramel, light fruity, light alcohol; mouth: resinous hops, caramel, light fruity, light alcohol, finale in resinous hops with presence of alcohol, medium body, nice bitterness, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Verre, 6 onces, 2008, en fût, chez MacGregor’s, savourée le 6 novembre 2010; œil : bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige; nez : houblon résineux, caramel, léger fruité, léger alcool; bouche : houblon résineux, caramel, léger fruité, léger alcool, finale en houblon résineux avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, bonne amertume, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
jb (1808) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregor’s. Reddish, clear, no head, color saves the look. Very sweet nose, spicy, medicine. Very thick sweet spicy sticky palate, caramel taste. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.
Ron (1985) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ McGregor’s. Poured a clear copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruit and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. The booze was noticeable from the start.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at barley’s in greenville a while back. pours a clear, reddish-gold with a thick, creamy, off-white head and a thin ring of lace. aroma is very nice with caramel malts, wood, toffee, and pine esters with notes of canned cherries and light orange citrus. flavor was very tasty as well with sweet, syrupy, fruit cocktail notes backed backed by spice pine, caramel, brandy, and grassy hops with a twist of lemon zest on the finish. palate is full bodied with medium carbonation and a long, bittersweet finish. overall, a tasty barleywine.
badlizard (5154) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Sweet earthy caramel aroma and taste with a candy finish.
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: hazy copper pour with a tan ring of head. Caramelly faded hop aroma. Twiggy with a crystal malt note. A touch of spearmint. Mild carbonation with a ton of crystal malt and faded minty hops. Slightly oxidized.
Nickls (1652) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - tap Gingerman 09=
tap at Gingerman August 09) Thinner eggshell head that didn’t last too long, but not terrible retention; clear coppery brown color. Musty wetness on top of sweetish malts; bit of booze in the aroma. Medicinal and a bit herbal; kind of a mess here; wet woodiness; and a bit like cough syrup. Thicker and a bit sticky; bit cloying; soft carbonation. Not really good drinking; could barely finish my sample; just too may off flavors, or at least flavors that I did not enjoy. Overall, don’t know what they were going for in this one, but the mineral-like flavors on top of the booze and other stuff just missed.
RickTStiles (568) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red with a nice white head and excellent lacing. Very sweet, candy like aroma balancing a healthy dose of hops. Body is syrupy, taste is sweet balancing bitter with grapefruit, candy apple and apricot. finish is just as complex as the taste and lasts a pleasant while. Nice beer.
caesar (3930) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Boston/NY 2009. Clear reddish color, short head. Quite sweet, decent malty taset. Quite sugary.