mcrowther (44) - ATLANTA, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Figs and plums on the nose. Malty goodness, brown sugar sweetness, more a solid quad than a barleywine- alcohol is present but still very quaffable. This brewery is killer and it is one of their better offerings.
jbruner (3545) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper brown from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrel and dark fruity notes. Taste is even bigger, more balanced, less fruit more vanilla. Very nice, light carbonation, solid beer, but not as awesome as everyone told me.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at strong beer fest. Checking this one off the list finally. A big rich sweet toffee and caramel barley wine. A little fruity on the aroma. Purple fruit, plum, raisin.
drowland (7378) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/17/15. Craft on Draft. Dark brown pour under a nice tan head. Big barrel aroma, fruity, vanilla, oak, fudge, as well as caramel, candi sugar, maltiness, dark fruits, you name it. Smooth flavor, rich body, plenty of sweetness, caramel, barrel, dark sugars, fruits, and more. Tasty!
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, really smooth for such big abv. Nice bourbon flavor over dark fruit, candy sugar, brown sugar, Belgian. Really nice full mouthfeel without much brown. Nice!
pfc514 (104) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with hints of brown around the edges. Thin faintly tan head that dissipates quickly.
Caramel, Bourbon, and dark fruits strike the nose on the aroma.
Taste follows the aroma. Bourbon and caramel are at the forefront. Seems more barleywine-ish than quad-ish for the base beer. Pretty good.
A little thin on the mouthfeel, lightly carbonated but not effervescent.
Pretty good beer.
burg326 (5085) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark mahogany color with aromas of chocolate, light dark fruit, some vanilla, light brandy and whisky. Flavors were the same, smooth aftertaste, smooth as hell, extremely drinkable for such a high abv. These guys are firing on all cylinders on each beer I’ve had from them.
GTAEgeek (1665) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Ale Yeah!, from the Burnt Hickory tasting. Pours dark, mahogany with a substantial, frothy, beige head. The aroma is figs and dark cherries up front, with some notes of red wine. Lots of caramel, vanilla, and oak in the finish. The flavor is sticky and sweet, with lots of alcohol, wood and earthy notes. Very heavy body, sticky, and very warming, like a good desert wine. The warm, fruitiness up front and the smooth, candy and whiskey notes in the finish work well together to make an excellent, immense beer.
Cybercat (4435) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the growler an opaque chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light buff head that leaves some good lacing. Strong aroma has a core of brandy-infused oak plus notes of pear, banana, caramel and horehound. Flavor is fruity, woody - HOLY GUACAMOLE, ALCOHOL BITE LIKE A P---ED OFF ROTTWEILER - with subtle caramel and earthy notes. Texture is firm and smooth, yet quite fizzy and edgy, and leaves a woody, fruity, bourbon finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: October 06, 2012
Source: Beerfest, HOToberfest 2012
Appearance: muddy brown, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and carael aroma, vanilla sweetness, brandy sweetness
Flavor: sweet brown sugar flavor, brandy, touch of chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: ***+ /4