stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall great taste. There is a lot of wood, in the flavor. The tangy pinot barrel comes through as well quite refreshingly. The alcohol creeps up on you and is well hidden. The only reason this beer got a below 4 rating is because the Cork launched off the bottle after I pulled the cage. They need to work on their bottle conditioning or go to a full forced CO2 system to prevent this.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th May 2013
Light haze on this amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and fairly dry. Mild carbonation. Dark toffee malt, a little spice. Nice touches of tangy red wine and light barrel induced vanilla. Finishes semi dry with a little more spice that goes on in to the aftertaste. Comes together very well indeed but could perhaps do with a little aging.
Steve_0 (2232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Big raisiny, toffee, dark fruity, caramelly, figgy, red wine, and oaky aroma. Taste is stale bread, slightly hoppy, grapefruity, red grapes, a touch oxidized, sherry, cherries, toffee, and caramel. Medium body with medium carbonation. A bit aged, but pretty good.
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. The alcohol is noticeable. Rich malty Barleywine. Leathery, berries, toffee, the barrel is soft. Nice beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Gription79 for the share. It pours with a clear copper body supporting a near white head of foam. The aroma offers up raisins, malty sugar sweetness and some resiny vague sort of hoppiness. The taste starts with resiny hops that seem almost muted spicy cedar wood. It then moves into thick malts and then a thin raisin note mixed with malt sweetened citrus. Nice where the big ABV is well hidden.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 Bottle shared by Dallas
Clear amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma and tastes of toasted malts, fruit and hot alcohols
OK, the hot alcohols took away from the rest of the beer.
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet dusty nose with some barrel. The flavor is rich fruit, very dry throughout, some tobacco and darker fruit. Very mellow. Interesting.
EdInSaltLake (518) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus hop aroma. Sweet, light caramel, a little bready malt flavor, with fruity/spicy hops.
MikeJslc (687) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, hazy, beige head. Aroma of bready grainy malt with a little toffee, pinot barrel evident. Flavor: toffee, some tobacco, pinot barrel, some grape, warming.
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RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of wine, fruit, and malt. Taste is wine, caramel, wood, and fruit. Very good.
ineedbeer (547) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is funky; there is a bit of Pinot but also a light sour cheese note. Fairly fruity, but the malt character is minimal.
Pours a cloudy light brown with ruby highlights. Low lacing with medium legs.
Flavor has light caramel malt and cracker notes but the wine barrel is very prevalent. It is a very fruity beer with notes of berry, stone fruit, cherry and dried fruits. Bitterness and astringency is low as is alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Astringency is low bit there is some vinous character. Low alcohol warmth.
Overall not a bad beer. Lots of Pinot character which overwhelms the malt and hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone