yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is solid overripe fruity and wooden. Dry malty accent. Fruity and light estery. Cherry like in flavour. Dry hoppy and fruity into the finish.
brokensail (14555) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with a nice white head. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Caramel, sherry, brown sugar, and oxidation. Some apple, dates, raisins, and a hint of alcohol. There’s a touch of cardboard and grass to the flavor. Brown sugar, sherry, caramel, and lots of date and raisin. Some apple, a bit of citrus peel, and a bitter pine and woody herb note.
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copper with a white head. Aroma is fruit/spice. Full bodied. Flavor is amazing. Fruit. Decent caramel. Light vanilla. Hints of spice. Heat is barely detectable. It is lightly sweet. It is very flavorful. Everything is well blended - hard to dissect. Lovely.
Ratman197 (12142) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel and light fruittiness with a dry bittersweet finish.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
‘09 @Toronado BWfest–on tap-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is wood/spice, medium malt-molasses. Taste is wood/spice, medium malt-molasses.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 6th Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw, grain, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grass), average yeast (sweat, barnyard) with notes of alcohol, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Listed as being aged 6 months in a Cabernet Barrel. Poured a medium to deeper golden - amber, lightly hazy, with a small sized white head. Aromas of wood, -sweaty-, some funkiness, and caramel. Tastes of wood, fruity, and caramel. I really did not get any of the Cabernet in this, which I was looking forward to.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Rattle N Hum. This brew pours a muddy orange color with a medium frothy white head that recedes gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, malt and fruit. The finish is malty up front with a lingering piney aftertaste. Above average overall.
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Vintage 2008 - Vinous, sweet caramel and some oak. Cloudy orange with a rich head. Cotton candy, caramel malts, hoppy bitterness and a slight boozy burn. Great aroma, but for the age still a bit edgy.
rosenbergh (9502) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Bear Republic, Healdsburg, CA.
Clear dark copper colour with a small off-white head.
Mild sweet aroma. Strong sweet malty flavour with moderate hoppy bitterness. 10.4% doesn’t come through. Basic American Barley Wine.