Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Eric, this is the third time he’s tried to get a growler of this to a gathering I was attending and it was the charm. A sweet, mild, caramelly, syrupy ale with an ever so slight alcohol burn on the lips. The hops are mild, soft, slightly spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon), and the malts are dark, with figs, oxidized apples, and plenty of toffee. And excellent sipper that leaves your lips and entire mouth feeling indulged, sticky, and smooth, with a gentle nearly-floral aftertaste.
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a bit of hops in the taste, along with bourbon-like/oak taste taking over. Reminded slightly of Arrogant Bastard. A little overrated IMO.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 WCC2-Poured a deep ruby red color with a creamy off-white head. Sweet fruity nose. Peaches, raisins, plums, and carmel flavors with a little hop thrown in. Dry finish
KUEric (946) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On taP in Baltimore: Too sweet! Brown Sugary, malty, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, are among just a few of the many sweet and too sweet flavors. I will say with all of the sweet flavors it could very easily get some one in trouble with its 12% abv. Of course I couldn’t get past the overbearing sweetness. Not any semblance of balance. It looks nice enough.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle RBSG 07. Orange pour with a short light tan head. Aroma of bright earthy hops and toasted malt. Flavors of caramel malt, spices , citrus, pine and some fruit elements. Medium/thick body bittersweet, with a bittersweet finish.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/2/05: On Tap, Bowie.
Hoppy aroma. Brown with a subtle red tint, accompanied with a light tan head. Body is creamy with clinging lace left on glass. Large hoppy fir tree taste. Warming and tasty. Bitter finish. Definitely dry-hopped.
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 2006 draught at arundel mills duclaw. Pours a red color with a nice foamy off white head. Smells delicious. I smell hops, some sugar and some caramel. Taste is yummy in my tummy. I get a bunch of sweetness with hops racing after it. One of my favorite duclaw beers. Mmmm 11/11/10 had this beer on draught. Sweet taste with some alcohol in the taste. Guy behinding me is smoking and is smells horrible. Can’t smell or taste anything.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz coutrtesy of tarheels, thanks for this want list goodie! pours a deep mahogony hued amber with a slow rising off white head from the obviously viscous body. the aroma and flavor are good, nice and earthy, sweet but has some spice to it upfront. nothing special or off the wall, just a solid brew. wouldn’t mind trying this with a couple years on it.
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, dark yellow. A ton of head. The aroma is vanilla, almonds, honey, liquor. The flavor adds some spice and a fizzy mouthfeel. This is good barley wine.
Maxbier (899) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Red Clarksville. Medium brown pour with thin off white/tan head. Dank hop aroma (good start). Taste starts out bitter hop and sticky toffee malt. Strong alcohol presence (as a barley should have). Could drink this all night if it would put me to sleep.