GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
651mL thanks to my tasting group. Pours a clear, deep red. Weak foam. Nose is sweet tea, squash, sweet grenadine. Taste is sticky syrup, tomato, dusty, nutty, bitter.
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of Listerine. Taste is similar.
Maverick34 (2897) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown pour from bottle. Filmy head. Smell of oak and cherries and vanilla. Lighter woody mouthfeel. Boozy vanilla and dark fruits
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden brown ale color. Nice head. Good solid ale nose with hints of wood, and pleasant mold. Deep earthy taste, a bit sweet. Nice and heavy on the tongue. Ok brew.
Cybercat (4880) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust aroma is crisp and malty with an overtone of fresh oak and a fairly firm alcohol bite. Pours a dark honey-amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent wheat head. Richly malty flavor has an oaken note, an edgy alcohol bite, and hints of hops, caramel and vanilla. Texture is smooth and firm, though lacking in fizz - but experience says that barleywines as a rule ain’t fizzy. Enough of this, and you will be an old knucklehead. ;0)
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. No 13. clear orange with a small white head. malty toffee with vanilla and oak. sweet aroma. flavor has vanilla up front with oak. nice and sweet with loads of malts and only enough hops for backing. not the huge west coast BW i was expecting. really enjoying the vanilla oak character in this one. medium body.
dinkle50 (1278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red put with a thin head that fades quick. No lace. Aroma of oak and cherry. Hints of candy. Taste is strong and full of vanilla, cherry and wood. Creamy mouth and very drinkable for 9.2%. A fine beer for the style.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber colored. Sweetness, vanilla, creaminess, alcohol, warm brown sugar malts.
bpreo (2419) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012-2013 season. No. 013. Aged in Oak. Vanilla, toffee, and cherry. 9.2% alc.
robforbes (2150) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a clear amber with a small tan head, and very good lacing.
smell is of barley, some wood, malt, and a little sweetness.
taste is creamy, warm, barely, toffee, and some oak. ends smooth.