Garrold (1241) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Hazy gold. Thin, sticky, white head. Very resinous. Fusty, bloomy, orange. Taste is big bitter. Plenty of boozy sweetness. Big, chewy, resinous palate. Finish is all of that, with a light booziness. Very nice indeed.
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle as "Cismontane Dos Cone Es American Strong Rye Ale Aged on Oak Chips". Pours an amber copper colour with a thick white firm head. Aroma is very intriguing with English toffee, pine, herbs and wood. Flavour is very rich and thick with massive floral bitterness, heavy pine notes, grapefruit, bread, toffee, mild tart wooden notes, orange zest and herbs. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden. The bitterness here is just awesome. 140 IBU is very present. Brilliant.
olio (6143) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle as "Cismontane Dos Cone Es American Rye Ale Aged on Oak Chips".
Pours clear mahogany color with a large off-white head. Lots of caramel malts and ripe fruits on the nose, oak, subtle toffee and faint hops, alcohol comes through a bit too. Very oaky flavor, some rye notes, caramel, some fruit notes and resinous hops. Soft carbonation, alcohol fairly well hidden, dry malty finish. The oak chips don’t really fit here, otherwise tasty.
madmitch76 (14760) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
23rd July 2014
Bottle ’Aged on Oak Chips - 11.5%’. Clear deep red -amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is slightly soft and airy, Mild fine carbonation. Slightly sweet malts with a dark toffee streak. Touch of rye spice. Very light marmalade. Light woody bitterness and a little soft vanilla oak. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Woody and hoppy bitterness linger on. Flavours come together very well indeed and it’s very easy drinking. I had no idea this was 11.5% until I polished off the bottle and was wondering why my world view was a little fuzzier!
fiulijn (14381) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Cloudy amber color with red hue; large creamy head. Strong aroma of sweet caramel and fudge; fruity (strawberry jam); lightly yeasty and feety. Full bodied; round mouthfeel; good malt and caramel flavor, a touch of fudge, moderately sweet; strong bitterness with orangey fruitiness and piney resins.
Nothing new under the sun, just a plain, bold and good American Strong.
Dogbrick (7974) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at House Beer. Reddish-amber color with a medium creamy white head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, ripe fruits and hops. Full, chewy body with flavors of sweet malt, fruit and earthy hops. The finish is incredibly sweet with a lingering caramel malt and subtle aftertaste. Decent overall.
daniele (5348) - ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice amber good head medium persistence resinous hoppy nutty caramel malt hint of pepper medium body good dryness intense hoppy
Ambrato carico caramello buona schiuma discreta persistenza ol naso piutttosto maltato nocciola quasi un barley wine poi resine ed amaro intenso
after4ever (6113) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16-oz. Thanks, K! Pours a murky rubied dark amber with a scant little white head. Big burly overly sweet boozy ethanol nose. Some sweet sugary underattenuated rye malt in there as well. Heavy thick body. Sluggish carb. Sugary sweet heavy caramel and slippery malt sugar mid palate. Long cloying heavy grain finish.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours amber with a sporadic beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dash of rye bitterness. Actually quite sweet for a rye beer, probably due to brown sugar. 130 IBUs are well-hidden, as is the alcohol.
bhensonb (10950) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy orange with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is boozy, citrus, pine, maybe rye. Full bodied. It’s brown sugar, lots of hop, detectable rye spice. It’s a fairly well balanced barley wine to me. Despite the boozy aroma, there’s little if any heat. There’s a sensation - could be hop, or rye spice, or alcohol or a combo. Very nice drink.