Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at AZ Strong Beer Fest 2016 where it exhibits a slightly hazy deep copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up aged malts, blunted and aged malty pine hops and then kind of a crystal malt sensation toward the end of the draw. The taste is soft, smooth and delicious where I get slick sweet malts and then quickly nuanced with sticky pine hops and kind of faint yet heavy sweet dark fruity esters. This is just coming across as a delicious deep and balanced sipper.
drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Aaron’s. Sweet. Very sweet. Malty. Fruit. Almost like an aged Double IPA. Ok overall.
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours clear toasted red with a finger of head. Nose is malty cherry, berry, toast, honey, bread. Taste is malty, sticky, caramel, cherry, medicinal, cough drop, light bourbon vanilla fruit. Finishes sweet, syrupy, sticky malt, cherry, toast, bitter, plumy dark fruit. caramel. Too much on the medicinal fruit side for me.
kevinator (1826) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good. Strong sweet hoppy aroma. Pretty syrupy copper color. Weighty and smooth. Flavors are very well blended. Hop bitterness up front with caramel, vanilla and enough maltiness for support.
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) slightly hazy deep ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, pineapple and brown sugar, quite earthy, with some notes of banana skins, fudge and cherry stones. flavour is mostly fudge and roasted malts, with some more vanilla, pineapple and a touch of alcohol in the light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
SPDickerman (1112) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark mahogany with a small beige head. Smells strongly of malt, booze, oak, hints of vanilla. Taste is caramel, vanilla, and oak. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deep Ellum Numb Comfort finishes with a lingering, smooth oakiness.
ChrisSc (463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours deep mahogany in color. Small rim of offwhite head.
Aroma is sweet with a heavy toffee aroma. Dark fruits and raisin. Barrel notes and whiskey. Really nice.
Taste is sweet with a subtle bitterness to balance.
Body is rich and full. Smooth texture. Long finish.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is hazed dark copper with a lot of tan head and some foamy bubbles on top. Nose has a fair bit of caramel malt, faintly toasted grains, some sticky toffee, and a strong herbal hop presence. Very chewy body, soft palate and almost flat. Flavors are huge malt, chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of toasted grain. Hops are still quite strong, herbal and moderately bitter in the finish. A fair bit acidic and the lack of carb being down the back end.
fly (1455) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - was hesitant to but due to price and not being all too familiar with brewery. pleasant surprise. plenty going on and on the positive side of things - plumbs? raisins? sure. bitterness? yup.
bonus points for helping me go to sleep early on a flyday night.
Beerenberger (1591) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweeet cherries, toffee, and brown sugar notes meet the nose while a light and slightly hazy plum pour sustains a thin white ring and no lacing. The palate is overall sweet, but there is a welcomed bitter finish. Dark sweet cherries, brown sugar, toffee, wood, hints of molasses and bitterness. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, while softly sweet this was an enjoyable barley wine.