arkurzynski (1363) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, deep garnet pour. Big raisin, and toasted malt, nearing roasted malt with dank citrus pine hops. Toasted nut, burnt biscuit, tobacco, and booze. Flavor is rum soaked raisin, bitter citrus rind, toasted/candied malt, and faint roasted malt. Residual burnt toast and mild dark fruit. Big and moderately boozy. Very interesting take on the American barley wine style. Dig the toasty/roasty elements. Good base beer candidate for barrel aging IMO.
alexanderj (3258) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a muddy auburn type color with an off white to khaki head. Aroma of pine, caramel, earth, dark fruit and some vanilla/wood. Slightly sweet, caramel, cookies and fruit; earthy and piney. Good stuff
arminjewell (5555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa, lots of caramel, molasses, hints of earth, slight red fruits in there as well, hints of grass. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, touch of nuts, caramel, toffee, finishing sweet. Pretty nice.
ajnepple (1432) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Colorado Plus. Malty, strong and sweet with caramel and light chocolate balanced by earthy, piney, light bitter hops. Medium bodied with a crisp, soft feel and a dry, lingering finish.
GriffDaddy (41) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a surprisingly satisfying beer. Dark red pour, almost no head. Heavy fruit aroma, a hard sweet with some concentrated fruit. Tasted like it smelled, very sweet on the front end and bitter the rest of the way. A long, honey/concentrated fig-plummy taste, thick and sweet. Viscous and satisfying, yet, all Stills and Nash, not nearly enough Crosby balance. Still, a very, very good and satisfying beer.
Would I drink again? absolutely yes.
Would I order again? yes.
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel hoppy dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Batch #3. Sweet and boozy with dark fermented fruits with brown sugar and caramel. Pretty darn good.
kermis (4172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear amber with an off white ring head. Aroma off malt, caramel, light grapefruit hops, overripe fruit, raisin, bready notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2047) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a clear amber beer with a small beige head. Aroma is boozy, caramel, and slight roasted characters. Flavour is epic, big american hopped up barley wine. Full of alcoholic sweetness with a huge bitter hop presence in there. Wow, simply amazing and complex. Truly epic.
BeerKurve (406) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Release # 10. Dark crimson red with a filmy head and strong haze. Carbonation visible is moderate. Nose has a strong caramel, malty and chocolate scent with some pungent grapefruit and citrus hop notes. Flavor is surprisingly malty with caramel, chocolate, roasted barley and the citrus hop notes provide a good backup; A bit boozy tasting. Body is rather heavy and the carbonation starts out strong but tapers off after a while. Pretty good barleywine.