FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL ceramic bottle pours mahogany with a creamy, khaki head into a snifter. I really like the nice foamy top, very appetizing looking brew that prevents you from putting the glass down. Wow... quite a rich aroma: tons of toffee, sweet malts, centennial hops stand out, overripe red apples, pear, vanilla, and a touch of spice; booze is noticeable. Toffee is well balanced with grapefruit-like hops, blending into spiced apples. Finishes with rich caramel and an impressive kick of warming booze. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a low level of carbonation. It is a bit hot, age has turned this brew into a powerhouse. warming sipper, wish my favorite shop still had some in stock ;).
jmgreenuk (7085) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Changkat. Poured a reddish dark amber with a round bubbly white head. The aroma is rich sweet malt,sugary alcohol bitter. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich burning alcoholic bitter sweet malt palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very alcoholic and a little one dimensional.
Jmuncey (15) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This barley wine is a heavy hitter for sure. It is not a session beer at all and needs to be savored as opposed to slammed. I liked it once but not sure I would buy it again.
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colui72 (600) - HONG KONG - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber with a medium cream head. Aroma is pine, ripe fruits, sweet malts. Very malty in palate too, with caramel, spices, sweet bread. Full bodied, not boozy in taste, very complex with a hoppy finish. Not an easily forgettable ale!
GuideDogSaint (1084) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and hops. Bitter finish. Seems like a DIPA to me, nice all the same.
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Мощь во всем, в теле, во вкусе. Нетипич& барлик, даже сладост& мало, но дико жестко и режуще.
Alengrin (4232) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage bottle shared by Bart at Struise shop in Bruges, cheers! Off-white, thin, loose and bubbly head (the bottle had been opened before apparently), quickly vanishing, cloudy brown robe with ochre edges. Complex aroma of soy sauce (the typical effect of maderisation in very old dark beers), dried mushroom, old sherry, fig, honey-glazed spare ribs, bitter honey, caramel. Rich fruity onset, sweetish with lots of meaty umami, bit dried banana and raisin, creamy caramelly malt body with hints of milk chocolate and toasted nuts, earthy finish with peppery hop accent and long, drying, warming, brandy-like alcohol. Glad I finally tasted this and it has stood the test of time nicely, but now I’m only left curious for a younger sample...
a_sully (429) - - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange brown and translucent. Thin white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet and fruity, smooth overall.
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vtafro (6244) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet candied malt, older malt aromas, boozy. Smokey, roasted, drier Flavors.
JStax (4637) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a white head that diminishes fast. The aroma is nutty and full of dark fruits. More of a sweet beer. Big body and low carbonation.
alobar (3426) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish orange pour with aroma of caramel, fruit, and some hops. Fruit sweetness with caramel, molasses, and a touch of hops. 2012 vintage. Nice beer.