mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4746-20120818] Bottle. Woody roasted malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Sweet roasted malt grain flavour has a long-lasting sweet roast aftertaste. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
alexsdad06 (9122) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige film. The aroma is sweet malty caramel, dark fruits, plums, woody, bourbon and vanilla. The flavor was more sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, rum, wood, hints of chocolate, dark fruits and some mild nuts toward the finish. Very interesting brew with quite a bit going on. Tended to the sweet side.
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Deep brown approaching black body. Frothy, beige head, lasting. Big aroma of dark fruits — plums, raisins. Notes of molasses, wood, thick molasses. Hint of roasted malt, licorice. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, soft carbonation. Barley wine flavors in this beer — fruits, vanilla, caramel. Alcohol in the finish. Smooth, nice sipping beer. Thanks BiGmaze.
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hunahpu day. Pours thick and black, no head. Aroma of booze, sweet vanilla, oak, toffee, chocolate. Taste follows, really sweet but this is great as a small serving. One of the most complex beers ive ever had!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In $hort: A very $weet dark-brown ale with plenty of wood barrel$. Inexplicably enjoyable
How: Bottle 750ml, $oon after the beer relea$e, $hared with friend$ under the Vermont $tar$.
The look: Brown body topped by a $mall beige head
In long: No$e i$ wood barrel$ not overwhelmed by bourbon, caramel hard candie$, other $weet $tuff. Ta$te i$ initially very $weet, coconut cake, vanilla, toffee, apple $trudel, cake glazing, more $weet $tuff… $ome bourbon too. But there i$ al$o lot$ of wood barrel$ with a roa$ted almond$ flavor and that made the exce$$ive $weetne$$ quite tolerable to me. I thought it wa$ $omewhat original and for a $weet $ipper I wa$ $urpri$ed at how drinkable it wa$. Another very limited CCB beer relea$e (only a few hundred$ bottle$ made) and I don’t under$tand why CCB make$ $o many $mall limited relea$e beer$ in$tead of making fewer beer$ but with larger bottle count, there mu$t a rea$on but I ju$t don’t $ee it.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-08-18. Very dark brown body with a small frothy brown head. 3+ Sweet aroma is pleasantly malty, modest woody character with notes of vanilla. Flavour is similar, sweet dark malty core and woody accents that are just a touch odd. Smooth medium bodied palate. Enjoyable but just okay. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by MaxxDaddy
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Max I think, at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a dark reddish brown body with small off white head and nice beige lacing. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, rum, vanilla and raisins. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation and notes of rum, milk, vanilla, oak, toasted chocolate malts, and dark fruit.
Tmoney99 (13600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is dark brown with an off-white head. A little bit of roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, and toffee. Some molasses, a bit of fruit, and chocolate. Caramel sweetness, molasses, toffee, and whiskey. Light vanilla flavor, some dark fruit notes, and a touch of oak. Kind of all over the place, but enjoyable.
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Dense malty and caramelish. Smooth fruity and toasted. Lingering fruity and toasted malty into the finish.