Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, off-white head. Mild grape and alcohol aroma. A little heavy on the sweetness side. Enjoyable.
AxlLives (286) - 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.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a maple syrup red with a small off-white head. Wonderful sweet caramel aroma with a wealth of spices and light pine hops. Very full flavor and mouth feel. The sweet caramel is well complimented by an oaky undertone, and a smooth, spicy hop finish rounds out a wonderfully balanced beer. No hint of the ABV except a pleasant warming in the stomach. Excellent!
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like candy. Some jackass is smoking next to me so it also smells terrible. My hands are cold as I am outside. Initial sweet taste, a bit bitter, but it cleverly disguises the alcohol. Not bad, but not as good as you guys think it is. Teenie glass is a cute gimmick.
devilben02 (265) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle with a sparkling, clear, almost pinkish medium brown color, but almost no head. The aroma is disappointingly muted, with only a mild grainy sweetness and a light pine character being discernable. The flavor is more forward, with woody hops being balanced against subtly sweet caramel malts. Itís not too boozy or sweet as many barley wines can get, and rather just provides a full balance of flavors. The medium body and light carbonation further help this one from getting too syrupy. Overall, despite being comparatively mellow for a 10% barley wine, the rich flavors one would expect still come through.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bel Air Pub. Poured Amber/brown in color with small white head. Aroma was sweet with dark fruit. Taste was very sweet along with dark fruit and some hoppyness was in there. Had a nice warming finish and was smooth with a low carbonation. Nice brew
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
PDG ... pretty darn good. Came off as an IPA to me. Think maybe DFH 90 Minute w/ more of a subtle herbal taste spice flavor & some citrus & fruity notes. Mixes in a well a soft sweet malty rather smooth medium built body. Hides the alcohol content well. I still think IPA moreso than seasonal / barley wine. Good offering.
mnoud (253) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012.02.22 - On tap at Always Ronís. Light to medium copper color. Very sticky head which stays wherever it has touched. Taste is pretty good, seems like a quite hoppy flavor yet smooth and controlled, not overbearing.
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark fruit aroma with some great caramel and malt flavor and a good underlying bitterness. Flavor is a good hoppy bitterness with good raisin and caramel undertones. Does not leave much lingering on the tongue. Overall a solid beer.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Arundel Mills. First, I would like to say that it should be a prerequisite for servers to have some knowledge about beer if they are going to work at a freakin brewpub. Our server was clueless. Anyways, this beer was decent. The best quality of this beer was how well the alcohol was hidden. Not particularly flavorful or aromatic, but not offensive. It was served ice cold and I didn’t have the patience to wait for it to warm up to properly evaluate it. Next time I’ll order a pint of Venom and a glass of this stuff at the same time and drink the Venom first while this warms up.