jdb288 (133) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from brewery. Pours muddy red/brown with light white lacing. Smell is clove, banana, dough. Taste is caramel, some roasted malt, astringent finish.
JHeath99 (303) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a dark amber with off white head. Aroma was very muted coffee. Taste of caramel with added sweetness.
snoworsummer (1019) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Burley Oak. Pours medium/dark brown with a thin white head. Tastes like slightly sweet iced tea and mild coffee. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like mild syrup and very mild coffee.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel, toffee, earthiness and cocoa with a smooth dry lingering malty finish. Biggest malt bomb I’ve had in a long time!
devman171 (509) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle pours muddy amber, aroma is rich malt and earthy fruits, taste is fairly sweet and rich. The finish is pretty nice, not sure why its so expensive though
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Murky brown body with a thin light tan head.
Aroma: Apples, brown sugar, and caramel. Reminds me of a sweet cider in a way.
Taste: Huge brown sugar and caramel with a cider presence underlying.
Palate: Medium bodied, medium to highly carbonated.
Overall: Pretty good, but drinks more like a cider than a beer. They call this a sessionable barleywine, but I think it fits in with Wee-Heavies better.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear deep amber color, almost flat. Aroma is very araomatic, berries and tree branches, roots. Taste is biting spiced burnt caramel. Interesting.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013
Light copper color with a smallish head. Aromas and flavors of caramel. chocolate and brown sugar. Reminds me of an old ale a bit sweet but decent.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Pas trop compris celle-là, la pomme qui veut encore voler la vedette...next!!!!!!
AxlLives (280) - Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - @ RHP. Pours hazy orange-crimson-brown with decent white head. No real lacing. Diminishing. Sticky aromas of caramel, figgy pudding, vanilla, oak. Medium-full bodied, quite long, sticky. Fruit froward finish. Did I mention sticky? Pretty good offering, though I do prefer their brunette. A bit much, could only manage one though.