jeremytoni (3002) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
jsnicholas (177) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz $12): Pours a dark Carmel color with nice tan head. Aroma has some dark fruits and booziness. Taste the same with some toasted malts and some bitterness in the end. Hard to read the bottle on date but think it was 17 months old when tried so the bitterness has not mellowed much.
Lowenbrau (1985) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
66cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 14-10-2014.
Bottle: Dec 2015.
In short: boozy robust ale.
Pours murky deep gold-orange, with some creamy off white head. Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, dark liquorice, ripe fruit aromas. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, boozy, malty, caramel, liquorice, fruity. Very enjoyable. A robust barley wine, really good one.
DuffMan (6887) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at Thanksgiving dinner with guests. Deep golden amber, lasting creamy head. Sweet toffee, dates, maybe a bit of marmalade-citrus, with a sharp, bitter finish. Nice, but I wonder whether this would benefit with some age to bring down that finish and round this brew out a little.
pinkzambia (1510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: brown almost clear color with reddish tints and an of white ring head. Aroma of alcohol and figs. Hoppy Flavors abound with alcohol detected. The sweetness of the alcohol initially is in the flavor and then the bitterness follows. Tasty!!!!
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZZT 9 shared by benzai. Brown red color with a small beige head. Smells malty, wine, herbs, fruity, sweet.
jrob21 (2604) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hops here are a little overshadowed by the huge malt body, flavor, and texture. Lots of toasty grain and baked bread. Some cherry flavors. Gritty texture and bit of an alcohol burn on the back end of the palate. Some citrus orange and grapefruit working late in the palate and on the aroma. Syrupy caramel and molasses dominate though. definite sipper and definitely a beer for the cooler months.
Beerenberger (1481) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma encompasses carmel and brown sugar with hints of citrus. A clear dark copper pour without a head or lacing. Sweetness rides a backbone of hop bitterness. Carmel, brown sugar, hints of cherries, pine and citrus. Some alcohol noted at the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a nice winter warmer. I still perfer Old Guardian.
MrFecesious (1013) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Hazy amber with suspended bits. Aroma of juicy dark fruit, citrus zest, raisin, apricot. Taste is sweet, with tang. Chewy, and sticky.
Braudog (5838) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer, just a little fizz of a head. This delivers a big bang in many ways, a rich body, rich flavors of cooked sugars, dark fruit, a bit of yeast. Delicious. (#5724, 9/7/2014)
Hugi (395) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oldmanriver - thanks! Amber coloured, a bit hazy, medium head. Hoppy, a bit sweet, caramel, resiny, complex smell. Nice notes of caramel and malt paired with some hoppiness. Strong bitterness, full body - well done!