daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful reddish pour. Fruity and sweet aroma with toffee, fruit, light hops. This one is sweet and not so hoppy. Light tartness, caramel, Brien sugar and unique fruitiness. Very interesting
sebletitje (6230) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB
Garde une abse similaire au winter warmer ici avec cet ajout de pitaya qui est un fruit que je ne connaissant pas avant sauf de visu. Au final ce dernier ne contribue pas vraiment à un changement au niveau gustatif si ce n’est une possible douceur. Autrement, le tout reste un barley wine correct, entre malté, caramel et une pointe fruitée.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery that the crew shared at tpd975’s throwdown. Pours old ale brown with an off-white head. Nose is toffee, malt, brown sugar, an earthy berry-ness, and some heat. Flavor is very similar with some up front berry-ness making this one different than its other treatments. Finishes with berry flavor. Nice twist on a great beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with copper hues and thin tan head. The aroma is very sweet with dark fruitiness coming from berries, sweet currants, cherries, plums, prunes and a modest berry skin earthiness. The taste I sweet and smooth with all the notes noted in the nose. The dark fruitiness blends smoothly into modest citrus candy notes, berry notes and a modest background to earthiness.
GT2 (7700) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Brought to a tasting. Very interesting- yummy. Sort of a barleywine kicked down a notch. Pours a clear deep ruby with a huge yellow head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel, rambutan, lychee. Yum. Taste is spicy hops, caramel, toffee, loses the Southeast Asian notes. Thick, full bodied. Not as creamy on the palate as say Founders Old Curmudgeon. But still very good.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Cloudy orange/ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is a unique blend of American hops, caramel, candied apple and tropical fruit. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is all about sweet toffee and tropical fruit. Sweet, lightly acidic, mildly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of Degarth!
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at brewery. Dark brown with brown head. Sweet with some hops. Nice caramel, toffee notes with a fruity flavor. Nice roasty flavors with some spice. Good brew.
JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours dark reddish brown, not so much lacing and a small head. Smells of a mix of fruits, and some American hops. Flavor is that wonderful mix of the old ale with the taste of melon and kiwi hitting all over the place, and a small dose of hops. I love what the dragon fruit did for the beer this is a must have on my list for sure.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s-1QT growler-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, pine hops. Taste is smooth sweet medium malt-caramel, pine hops.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gowler courtesy of Degarth. Poured a deep redish brown with a thin off white head. Nose is fruity with notes of caramel, toffee, spice, booze and brown sugar. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is sweet with a unrecognizable fruit flavor Dragon Fruit I guess, note of caramel, mild cherry, and toffee. Finishes with sweet malt.