DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->snifter. Orange-amber with small offwhite head. Strong aroma of pine, honey, spice, tart fruit. Taste is a let-down; sweet malt with some spice and citrus, but funky in a negative way. Definite alcohol presence.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Clear amber brew with very little head. Smells decent - grassy hops, toffee, caramel but flavor is lacking. Lots of alcoholic heat.
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear light reddish brown with a light tan head. Aroma of spicy hops and lightly tart malt. Taste is slightly sour up front with a dark but subtle bitterness and alcohol burn in the finish. Good on occasion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sweeter than initially thought. Also notes of cherries.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle - pours golden orange crimson with small, mostly disappearing head. No real lacing. Orange, vanilla, apricots on the nose. Taste is golden raisin, slight orange, maple vanilla, finishing with round citrus bitterness. Creamy palate with nice long finish. Good warmer.
italianjohn (2600) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber whiskey like pour, thin creamy bubbly off white head and very light sticky lacing. ... Aroma of faded citrusy hops, dark fruits, chewy caramel/toasted malts and boozy .... Mouthfeel is thick, oily and slick ... Taste is bitter and of faded citrusy hops, slightly piney/earthy hops, dark fruits, chewy caramel malts and rich toasted malts ... Quite a bit of warming abv ... Finish is malty with a bitter and warming finish ... Well done def aging a couple of these so the booze flavors can tone down a little
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber/ruby with a medium off white head. Aroma has boozy candied fruits and a slight doughy note. Flavor follows suit and has nice earthy bitterness to balance with the fruit. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is candied fruit/bitter and warming.
jcartamdg (2575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber orange with a thick white head that doesn't dissipate. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol and citrus. Taste is malty and sweet with an alcohol and citrus bite in the finish. Not bad
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a deep amber color with a lasting light tan head. The nose is muted but has light pine notes. The flavor has bold pine resin, dark honey, stone fruit, and caramel notes. Full bodied with a nice hop presence. Solid brew.
bth122 (1365) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, beautiful mahogany color. Aroma is hoppier than most barley wines with citrus hop and fruit like grapes and plum. Medium light bitter, medium light sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Creamier texture. Ave carbonation. Warming alcohol. Nice rounded barley wine with grape/plum fruits and citrus hops. Good stuff.
Beerathon (1670) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be the best smelling beer ever. The hops come billowing out of the bottle upon cracking it open. Red-orange hue with thin white head and lacing. Semi-sweet malt backbone with slight alcohol burn. Fruit flavors of plum/raisins is faint, but there and enjoyable. This is a great beer and now one of my favorites.