kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: July 14, 2006
Appearance: hazy amber, thin fine tan head
Aroma: strong sweet malt aroma with a nice fruity character and some earthy hops
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: huge malt flavor, perfect balance with great hop flavor and big fruity malt, just a hint of alcohol, touch of sweetness
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 18/20
Date: February 13, 2009
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy off white head, bits of lce
Aroma: sweet candy caramel and vanilla aroma that turns very earthy
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, well balancing earthyness starts to dry it out
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange/reddish pour. Whitish head. Honey, citrus hops, apples and a light boozy note. Flavor is sweet and hoppy...citrus hops, light honey, apples. Nice stuff!
hopdog (10731) - 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+%).
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Growler... This beer rocks!... Thanks to Wendy for picking up a growler in Belair, MD. I thought I would never taste this great brew. The aroma is very malty and sweet. Notes of spruce, perfume, milk chocolate, yeast, port and brown sugar and fruit...and this just in... ALCOHOL!!!
Beautiful beer. Crystal clear ruby hue. Very small, white, creamy head. Fully diminishing. Very malty and sweet up front, with bursts of caramel and sherry. The hops balance things out with good bitterness. Warm alcohol and slightly pungent on the backside. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Long, malty, lightly bitter, tart, dry finish. World class brew! Good going Jim!
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of barley, caramel, dried fruits and a little alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and plenty of hops. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and plenty of hops. Finished bitter.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my Secret Santa I believe. Pours a murky dark orange appearance with a thin tan head. Dark fruity, plum, raisin, brown sugar, light caramel, herbal hoppy, a bit spicy aroma. Somewhat goopy, rich caramel, sugary, apple, pear, plum, somewhat chewy, light cardboard, somewhat boozy flavor with a fairly boozy, burning finish even when cold. Overall, pretty solid beer.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2012 vintage, shared by alexsdad06. Clear, lighter red / orange color. Thin off-white head. Good retention. Bits of lace. Candy fruity nose, light bit of spice. Bigger body, lightly creamy, light carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Solid, more sweet barleywine.
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a orange with an amber hue and a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of raisins and some light sweet fruit with a bit of sweet grains and caramel backing. Flavor has caramel and grains with a bit of raisins and a touch of bitterness through the finish.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From DC Local tasting. Pours a clear bright amber like cognac. Thin white head. Aroma is spicy, caramel, very hoppy, resiny, piney. Taste is hoppy, dry, fairly bitter, some balancing caramel and honey. Very dry. Hoppy
bitterness. Not bad.