ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter. Beautiful red amber with a smallish head that fades to lacing pretty quickly. The beer clings to the glass very slightly when swirled. Not a strong aroma, really. I get some caramel and vanilla. Maybe some raisins. Perhaps more than anything I smell alcohol, though. Malty start with some sweet toffee. Not a lot of complexity in the taste, but nothing to complain about. The finish is a strong hop bitterness. It starts off quite thin for such a big beer and such a malt profile. As it warms, it gets a bit more syrupy. Decent carbonation. Nothing bad, just nothing of note. Indistinguishable malt flavors and some hop bitterness.
alliance100 (983) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Gravity - pours a transparent burnt amber . Mild alcohol aroma with fruity grain notes . Taste is bready , burnt sugar with some warming alcohol . Not bad .
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Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear amber with an average size off-white head. Aroma and flavour of smoke and hops. Alcohol is well blended, doesn’t taste too strong. Medium bodied.
joshwoodward (572) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious, if maybe a bit on the sweet and simple side. Definite booze kick.
AirForceHops (4413) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle with at least 18 months age, thanks to Adrien. Aroma is candy sugar, fruit (not dark fruit) almost citrus, mild floral hints. Flavor shows a lasting bitterness that lingers well after the sip and has the citrus and floral notes that are indicated in the aroma. More on the hoppy bitter side rather than sweet/ dark fruit end of spectrum.
AdamChandler (3527) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light brown 1 finger head that fades quickly. High bitterness, Bitter orange peel aroma, vanilla, taste is really high bitterness. Dense oily mouthfeel. orange but needs a bit more time.
Errl (2030) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle..Pour is golden with a light hazy head..Nose is sweet caramel, spice, hop spice...Taste is caramel, soft sweetness, spice..
rosenbergh (8436) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. 2003 vintage. From a New York beer store.
Cloudy deep amber colour with a tiny off-white head.
Alcohol, sweet malt, sweetness, molasses, dryness, leather and some yeast in the aroma.
The flavour is dry leather, sweet malt, molasses, dry yeast, alcohol and some bready notes. Aged very well.
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olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. 2003 vintage. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours clear dark amber black color with a small head. Sweet raisins on the aroma, ripe fruits, dry malty notes, caramel and cocoa. Dried ripe fruits on the flavor, pine, faint resin, some alcohol, caramel, molasses, faint wooden notes. Some notes of being a bit old but very faint, the ripe fruit notes here are simply unreachable for any fresh brew. Unique but I’d like to taste this fresh also.
Iphonephan (4305) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Mad Fox Barleywine Festival 2015. Pours a clear deep copper with an ecru head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit and orange with some sweet malt notes. Bitter finish. Very close to a double IPA.