madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th September 2011
Clear dark red-brown beer. Big pale tan head. Creamy malt nose. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Creamy malt, fairly rich with a streak of dark toffee. Fresh orange hops underneath, not too bitter. Finishes semi dry with a little aniseed alcohol - pretty mild. Mildly bitter toffee and hop aftertaste. Smooth rich barleywine.
Huhzubendah (2832) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige head. The aroma offers some booze, malt, toffee, candy, a general sweetness. The flavor is sweet and boozy. Lingering notes of cotton candy, toffee. Some hop character adds a touch of bitterness to balance the brown sugar quality. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2012
jcartamdg (2357) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ccb. Pours a golden red with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and pine big malt profile as well. Taste is sweet, hop bitterness does not put a dent in the sweetness. Drinks syrupy, like cough syrup. Not my favorite offering
crajun (1055) - , Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 (I think; this one sat for 1.5 years). Nice big aroma of sweetness - malt, dark fruits, slight alcohol, molasses, and caramel. pour is cloudy hazy mahogany. med. thickness on palate - niiice. Taste is lotta goodness - aroma plus hops with slight alcohol at end; impressive to put all this together! great beer!
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear ruby body with a small cream head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of wood, caramel, cocoa, citrus, pine, and grass.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with small foamy head.
Aroma : Big sweet malt with big resinous hops. Rich peachy fruits.
Taste : Big sweet caramel with piny resinous hops. Juicy hops.
Overall : Interesting but too sweet. Hard to drink more than a few ounces of this. Nice flavors but overdone.
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled from ericandersnavy,reddish pour with good body, fruitcake, chocolate and caramel notes almost mead like, nice beer
nuplastikk (4956) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter at Cigar City. Chunky opaque brown-black with a nice beige head. Mild carbonation, big specialty malt tones. Almost rugged, candy sugar tones. Deep sugar soaked rim, wood, cherry notes. Not really mind blowing, tastes like a strong Belgian Red or Brown. Lacks much subtlety, way too sugar forward. Still a nice beer at heart, pleasant enough to mellow out and sip at. Has some English Barleywine and Old Ale traits. Vanilla wood.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from nearby liquor store in Coral Gables. Pours murky ruby-amber, with sweet fruity aromas spilling off the nearly foamless pour right from the start. Amazingly rich smells of blueberry rolling off this thing, it’s almost more like a fruit juice than a beer, at least by the nose. Taste is initially quite bitter, too much, almost like a cranberry juice, and there is a medicinal edge that enters in on the late palate once the ABV makes itself known. Some off band-aid flavors as well. Very odd beer. Lots of burn in it, so the 10% is not only not disguised, it almost seems like it’s an undershot. Seems to mellow and even out a bit as it warms. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt on taste, but for palate and overall, this is a bit of mess, especially based on how promisingly it started with the smell.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Erica) clear caramel, ring of soapy white bubbles. Nose of caramel, honey, faded hops, creamy, funky. taste of caramel, strawberry, blueberry, cream, smooth around the edges.