Ratman197 (12834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, caramel, oak, spice and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dark cherry, brown sugar, and toffee. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, pine, and nougat.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at a bottle share in a hotel room after the most recent Jackie-O’s bottle release. Mostly clear red orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Lots of caramel, dark fruit in the nose. Bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Tropical fruity hop notes. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of tartness. Light bit of spiciness. Alright barley wine, for me. I don’t care for them being this tropical fruity.
phaleslu (9021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by the Dayton crew at the Jackie-O’s release hotel bottle share. Thanks! Pours a cloudy amber color with a small off white head. Notes of brown sugar, raisins, dates, cake, and toffee. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good beer, but very sweet.
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear amber with medium beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malt raisin and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, chocolate and sweet finish. Very impressive.
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (7804) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rock me amadeus!! .. very happy to see a growler just being ignored in front of me, so i went at it .. . deep brown .. mild foam .. . some bark, chewed raisin, and week old pot brownie .. light mouth and a rather quick finish .. . it was a nice beer but thought it might be mightier
so you spent time with Stephen Hawkin?
yes, a little bit- he doesn’t talk much...
blutt59 (6450) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at WF, amber color with tall tan foam, excellent aroma, flavor has great depth with cognac, malty raisin, brown sugar, caramel, frangelica, great barleywine
drfabulous (6197) - 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.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jack Mac’s. Brown with a tan head. The aroma is full of brown sugar and caramel malt. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of sweet brown sugar and caramel malt up front. As the beer warms the oak and rye whiskey notes come through lightly, along with some resinous pine character. Fairly sweet overall. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.