FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of alcohol, figs, dark fruits. Taste is similar; Mega hoppyness and booze at the start, figgy and boozy aftertaste. Pretty complex beer, for 18% the alcohol is not too over powering but seems to mask the taste of the hops and malt.
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klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown with little lacing. Sweet toffee and pine aroma. Intense syrupy piney beer, but really more like drinking a sherry with hops. I matured it for two years. Two years with an unopened beer. Life has changed.
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WhatAlesYa13 (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle purchased a few years ago and kept refridgerated. Aged well. Amber color with a white bubbly thin head. Sweet whiskey malty flavor. A more syrupy pallet than the shorter boil Df varieties. Mellows out the hop profile. Very good beer.
tmoreau (2280) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a mini FW snifter looking viscous & syrupy, with a clear, amber hue, light, bubbly head foam, and light spots of legs & lacing. Both aroma and taste were resinous notes, fruit & citrus, assertive hop bitterness, tempered by malt sweetness throughout, and thoroughly warming, alcohol intensity. Big, bold, and dangerously barleywine-like. Excellent timing to combat the current sub zero temperature barrage.
JefVerstraete (1141) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden colour, some white foam. Complex aroma of ripe fruit, whisky and warming alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste. Good beer!
Dragonfly1 (482) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shared with Will. Orange yellow pour. Huge aroma of sweet peach, honey, piney hops. Flavor is intensely sweet, awash with pine cones, then finishes with lemon and more honey. A lot going on here. Thick. For the ABV and amount of hops, it’s surprisingly balanced to the extent it can be.
paintedmaple (365) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Fenton Fire Hall... "wow" immediately comes to mind upon the 1st sip. A beautiful balance of candied malt/hop flavors and a warming alcohol feel; this is in a class by itself.
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a light amber color with an off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, resin,lots d hops. Full bodied, sweet and sticky, must share. Glad I finally got to try this.
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Akkurat, vintage 2008.
Clear light amber with a minimal head. Aroma of fruit, orange, alcohol, toffee, syrup and some whisky. The taste was similar. The body was thick and the arftertaste long. A nice beer to sip but way too expensive. (595 SEK=90USD)
KornDogg (521) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Candied hop, pine and fruit aroma. Amber body with very thin lasting head. Flavor begins with very sweet alcohol flavor, quickly balanced by notes of hops, pine, grapefruit. Sweet, bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice warming power.