FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
Sweet malty aroma, a touch mashy. Boring mashy body. Sticky, but nice hoppy finish that tingles with bitterness. Alcohol not too prominant, which is a blessing at this strength. Underwhelmed, though. Perhaps they should have aged this for a year or two before selling it, as the mashiness is just way too young.
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsadad06. Poured clear dark orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt and dark fruit aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth thick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2003 edition) Dark brown with creamy mocha head. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous/port, chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolate, malty, vinous, some alcohol -- really nicely balanced. Creamy full body.
Lubiere (12877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin off white head. A good rich caramel malt in aroma , with loads of hops, very vinous notes. In mouth, a rich oily sweet malt with oranges, light grapefruit, marmalade. Rich and smooth barley wine. On tap at Duclaw Baltimore, Dec. 29 2008.
Christian (12865) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, toffee, port and alcohol. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with vineous alcohol.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(1L Bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, port, and chocolate. Flavor of hops, sweet caramel malt, and fruit with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel and bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler @Mels YEHA-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, some sharpness. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, some sharpness, secondary earthy hops. Smooth, alcohol.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of plum and peach. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of plum, vanilla, and peach. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low warmth and a dry and biting finish.
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of a free beer contest run by GMCC2181. Thanks! Not sure how old this was when I got it, but I’ve had it 13 months, so its got some age. Also, thought this would be fitting for my 3666th rating. Pours a clear dark strawberry red with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, citrus hops. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, berries, citrus, peppery hop notes. Medium-full bodied. The hops have probably faded some, but I like that better anyway. Nice malty barleywine. This has aged well.
hopdog (11459) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from Growler. Poured a darker and clear mahogany color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, light cherries, and all around hops (very hoppy). Tastes of caramel, some dark fruits, and grapefruit. Light warming alcohol bite in the finish (but not 12+%).