Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very spot on British barleywine, with some bitterness. Put the name of a British barleywine not an imperial bitter. Good peachy appearance, some nice lace. very drinkable, smooth mouthfeel.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber no head; aroma is rich sweet sherryish; Flavor is same with notes of alcohol maple and vanilla; feels thick and sticky with heavy alcohol notes; finishes long sweet with hints of cognac
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closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber no head; aroma is rich sweet sherryish; Flava is same with notes of alcohol maple and vanilla; feels thick and silky with a fizzy bite; finishes long sweet with notes of cognac
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker amber colored, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, toffee, light oak, lightly floral. Medium to full bodied, alcohol hidden well, tasty and drinkable.
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy dark copper pour with a beige head that fades down to a ring. Strong caramel and vanilla aroma with booze in the background. Taste again is strong caramel, with vanilla, some sweet fruits, and a bit of booze. Slick palate. Nice beer.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a cloudy amber color with lots of sediment and a nice off-white head. Aroma is malts and almost a grappa character, kind if astringent. Flavor is oak, malts, vanilla, bourbon. Reminds me of the BCS barley wine, but not quite that level. Medium body with a lingering bourbon malt vanilla flavor. Excellent beer.
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber color. Tons of strawberries apricots peaches full on malt. Wow very boozy. Full on greatness
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber as a Christmas gift from my buddy brent in FL, pours clear reddish brown, thin white head, fruit aroma and taste, not bad
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks vaiz! Aroma is hige woody vanilla fruity sweet barrel madness. Did I say huge barrel sweet wood vanilla madness? Flavour is huge fruity caramel molasses vanilla wood. LRAB.
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mackeys Hideout in Island Lake. Pours a cloudy brownish tan with a white head. Aroma has brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch. Some level of non-sweetness in there somewhere too. Taste is of sweet butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon and brown sugar. Medium bodied and syrupy. Very "scotch ale"y. Finishes sweetly, but - again - not quite as sweet as it sounds. Cellaring one, and now that is concerning as it may be even sweeter after some time. Not one of FW’s best.