Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed dark amber Barley Wine with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, treacle, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy floral hops, resinous and smooth, vinous character, alcohol warmth, very nice for its age. Bottled on March 4, 2011.
AirForceHops (5954) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Table and Vine, West Spring field. Bottled on 10 March 2014. Amber orange in color without head. Aroma is earthy malts, (like dried leaves), toffee, weak dark fruit and alcohol.
Flavor has dark fruit through the center with a sticky / syrupy texture. The maple syrup just comes off as sugar. Booze is still pretty obvious giving a warm sensation after the swallow. Body is medium with the carbonation starting to slip away.
tfontana (597) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Born on date 3/14. Aroma is strong caramel, hints of alcohol. Appearance is brownish like apple cider with no real head to speak of and a little bit of transient lacing. Taste is sweet malty caramel bready/toast which mellowed with breathing--initially had a burn like isopropyl alcohol (I think this was too old). Palate medium bodied with average to thick texture with soft carbonation. Long caramel sweet alcohol finish. Overall, I think this aged too long so probably not a true reflection.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep chestnut pour, small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and fruit, flavor of caramel, maple, chocolate, and fruit.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at EBF< very sweet and sugary. Moplases and caramel start at the nose and go all the way through to the finish, one dimensional and sweet.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured pale amber. Aroma and flavor were quite sweet. Mild hop flavor. Earthy. Low carbonation.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ugly murky copper... Smells like bad maple alt, caramel malt and urinal cake... Taste is beyond bad, nail polish, maple chemicals, bitter alcohol, horrendous
thornecb (5402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany into a tulip. Conglomerate pancake head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Chocolate and pumpernickel aromas. Thick and boozy with sweet maple and toasted bread upfront turning to chocolate milk before the lasting resin finish.
GRM (3670) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9 ounces, 524 of 564, bottled on March 4 2012, purchased at the Boston Beer Exchange on April 16 2011, savoured on April 30 2011; eye: mahogany with a caramel hue, lightly hazy, no effervescence, beige head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: wheat, malt, alcohol, light maple syrup, light floral hops; mouth: malt, maple syrup, caramel, light alcohol, finale in malt with presence of floral hops and maple syrup, medium-full body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, mildly sweet, lightly liqueur-like texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9 onces, 524 de 564, embouteillée le 4 mars 2011, achetée au Boston Beer Exchange le 16 avril 2011, savourée le 30 avril 2011; œil : acajou avec une teinte caramel, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : blé, malt, alcool, léger sirop d’érable, léger houblon floral; bouche : malt, sirop d’érable, caramel, léger alcool, finale en malt avec présence de houblon floral et sirop d’érable, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement liquoreuse; en résumé : bien bon