pdx77 (797) - Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at St. Johns Winter Beer Festival. Definitely tame for a barleywine, with a mellowed hop presence. Pleasing malt taste though.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a dark auburn/almost ruby color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of alcohol, wood, dark fruit, caramel cherries and vanilla. Flavor lacked the quality of the aroma. A bit harsh and alcoholic at times; Earthy and dark fruit. Some pepper and wood. Good overall.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, fruity and light citrus. Flavor is caramel malt, vanilla, light bitterness, alcohol and dry oak. Medium to full body with a soft mouth feel. Good oak character in this one.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a orange red copper with a thin off white head that turned to jello. Aroma is strong bold hops and caramel malts. Taste is sweet malts, vanilla, and edgy hops.The tongue is somewhat dry and leafy.
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep ruby hued copper, moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Initial nose reminds me of the old Mirror Mirror, cheesy.   Otherwise I get oak, bright/alcohol caramel/toffee, very pale hops.
Similar tongue, an unrefined caramel/toffee, hop background that seems astringent (perhaps thats the malts), with a soft alcohol background.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Rough finish, alcohol, astringent hops and caramel,
not as clean as it started.   There is an oak presense for sure, but it doesn’t lend any credibility to the normal Knucklehead.   I prefer the original.   Damnit Bridgeport!
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a cherry cola red with a quickly dissapating tan head. Some lacing. Aroma of musky wood, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits, Musky old leather taste up front, with some old wood, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Very sweet. Hopefully will not remember this beer in the morning. Not enjoyable at all.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
transparent amber, thin white ring. Sugary nose is orange rind and caramel. Flavor is similar, sugary with orange hints. Attenuate please.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a clear caramel amber with some frothy, white head. Nose is musty, wood shavings, caramel, malt, crackers. Flavor is sweet, mostly malt, caramel, cracker, orange, light bourbon, a little marshmellow. Full, slightly boozy finish.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, 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 (9942) - 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 (1912) - 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