dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy mahogany brown with thin light tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel, herbal hops, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, cream, and a slight nutty character. Flavor matches well and is a great drink, only knock is a really slick mouthfeel, almost like it just wants to slide down my throat...it’s a conspiracy!
Shinskyweiser (24) - - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light brown. Off white head holds strong. Aroma of French toast, crackers and peach. Taste like a cherry tootsie pop with a carmel/molasses finish. Finishes slightly sweet.
Weezel (79) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011/2012 Bottle. Aromas of figs, dark fruit, sweet malt and picking up some faint olives. (Weird) The taste is all there. A quick zing up front and then a barrage of malts and sweet fruit. There is a depth in this aged version that the new does not have. Long and sweet I could sip on this all night. Definitely better with age.
tmoreau (2065) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters displaying a deep mahogany color, with a modest layer of light tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was dark fruit as plum & prune, light spice, caramel, and brown sugar sweetness. Full bodied, with a syrupy texture, low hop bitterness, and alcohol that was nicely represented, but didn’t show a lot of warmth, imo. The liquid version of a tasty plum pudding!
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark red with a large tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses with brown sugar, spice and something like a tootsie roll. Flavor is a big caramel and molasses with loads of sugar. Finish is more sweetness, toffee and a candy apple. I don’t know if spices were used in this but it does have a cinnamon and nutmeg aspect. This was well done but way sweet. That sweetness is left on the tongue. My teeth hurt after this.
beechner224 (379) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark, tan head. Aroma is mild, malt, sugar, sweet. Taste is very sweet, malty, some dark fruits, syrupy.
djd07 (2779) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with small off white head. The aroma is candy sugar, booze, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with rich sugarl malt and caramel with light booze finish. Very good.
Beardaxe (168) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Moderately black appearance with almost no head. Nice complex aroma with caramel, chocolate, and general sweetness. Flavor was correspondingly complex and layered. Nice barleywine chewiness here and a good mouthfeel. As it warmed up, the sweetness became a bit much to handle. Quite boozy finish too. An excellent beer with a great core quality, but a bit rough around the edges.
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UDBeernut (1422) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy brown, quick head. lots of plum and raisins upfront. midway massive caramel and toffee. slightly cloying with a buttery body. yum.
Bacterial (1068) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage - bottle stored in my cellar. A tad of a gusher, looked fine and a minute later a little mushroom cloud was popping out of the bottle! Very hazy brown pour with a big tan head. Nose is spice and a bit of pine. Sweet and hoppy with just a hint of spice on the finish.
rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Santa beer. Dark brown pour with ring of tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, molasses. Taste was sweet wallop of dark fruit and winter spice. The aging mellowed the sweetness and booze...which helps a lot for this one. Still pretty bubbly and sticky. Fine Xmas eve selection.