alex4r (82) - - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy/Cloudy brown pour; looks like it was bottled in a swamp. Boozy aroma hits you immediately, barrel characteristics do not hide. Nice syrupy mouthfeel. Barrel characteristics follow the nose when you sip. A tad sweet but not cloying. Woody, malty and delicious.
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hunahpu’s Day. Pours murky brown with a small bubbly tanned head. Aroma is raisiny a bvit boozy brandy caramel vanilla, very solid. Flavor is malty bitter caramel sweet some vanilla fruity raisins a bit boozy and astringent. Good sweet longlived finish.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hunaphu Day. Deep ruby pour with a tan head. Big sweet apple brandy aroma, toast, caramel with hints of spices. Smooth thick body with flavors similar to the aroma yet more refined. Though it is sweet I really enjoyed it and punded my whole glass.
beastmaster (370) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ccb hunahpu day. Dark pour cream head but small. Alcohol nose but sweet. Thick and complex barley wine
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hunahpu pour #2. Murky brown with kahki cream head. Aroma is awesome. Vanilla, sweet brown sugar, apple, biscuts. Flavor is like nothing i have had. Corton candy, toffee, biscuts, and vanilla. Medium heavy mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Neat beer. A bit sweet and that sweet lingers for a good while.
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a thin head.
Brandy malt aroma.
Big complex flavor dark dried fruits, Brandy, sweet and smooth.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/III/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a - bottled: VII/9/12 (2013-204) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Bit cloudy red brown beer, no head. Aroma: vanilla, caramel, fruity, some bubble gum, alcohol, sugary, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: lots of caramel, some crème brûlée, alcohol, bit sugary, little bitter and hoppy. Aftertaste: bit sour, cocoa powder, some caramel, slightly hoppy ending.
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle- thanks craig! .. . pours a dark chestnut .. low solid head, lacing is awesome .. . mild barrel, cooking chcolate, light whiskey, and sweet muddled cereal dried bits .. . pretty good but was expecting a lot more! .. . . the sun can be rather a dick..
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to markwise for shipping me this 75cl bottle so that I can share it with 77ships, sebletitje and adamjackson and also with some of the Delirium Hoppy Loft staff (the day after Cigar City head brewer Wayne was here and luckily didn’t have a Leon with him to share as well). The 75cl bottle pours murky amber with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up rich notes of brown sugar coated prunes and ripe red apples as well as caramel sweetness mixing with booze and Brandy. The taste is rich and deep with brown sugar notes, a pleasing kettle like caramelization, prunes and sweet earthy dates. It then moves into smooth sweet boozy Brandy notes and some barrel character. The whole beer comes together to attain an amazing Barrel Aged English style Barleywine experience. Another terrific sipper for sure. Love it.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. Thanks to Jack for this one. Murky dark red - brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Smooth palate, soft and a little dry. Good fine carbonation. Caramel toffee malt out muscled by spicy alcohol which includes the apple brandy. Semi dry finish. Overall quite a brandyish beer but all right.