oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at capitol beer. Pours golden copper. Aroma is boozy same with the taste. Good beer taste like whisky
DougHnut70 (64) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap (FSW tap takeover) @ Livermore Saloon during SF Beer Week. Clear, red, very little head. Smells sweet, caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Taste adds fruit, oak, nuts - although it is sweet, especially up front, light alcohol burn. Medium body, low carbonation makes it drinkable. Good and different but not near my favorite Firestone brews due to the sweetness.
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at the Beerhive. Bourbon, burnt sugar, malty, raisin, fruity alcohol, big alcohol bomb, very sweet and slightly cloying. Not really getting into this beer.
baraciisch (1875) - USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish orange in color... Aroma of oak, vanilla... Flavor is unbelievably smooth, notes of caramel, vanilla, oak... Delicious..
matt7215 (2173) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared by jsprime. deep amber with a tan head. big beer but well balanced. very drinkable for the abv but not overly memorable. id have this again but wouldnt seek it out.
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Draught at the Paso Robles Taproom. 2012 vintage. Huge barrel nose: oak, strong caramel, some smoke. Glowing dark amber color. Smooth oak whiskey-like hit / mid gives plenty of alc. warmth, along with strong earthy caramel, leather, and sweet pipe tobacco / final has warm alc. traces and more deep oaky malt. Medium-heavy body. Wow! So smooth and warming. Great mouthfeel. An oaked barleywine, but with even more alc. strength. I bought a bottle of this to take home, but I doubt that it will be as good as this fresh tap version.
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper. Toffee. Vanilla. Pretty strong. High alcohol. Sweet brown sugar. Nine. Thanks Tony b.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from my Rocky Mountain pusher - thanks, Jeff! FW continues to crush it with these massive ABV beers, bringing loads of subtlety and elegance where others often only realize face-wrecking booziness. Lustrous dark brown pour with a firm silky head, this one’s opaque and chalky once it settles a bit. Massive nose of toasted malts, toffee, and really nice oaky richness. Taste is really intense and heavy, but excellent as a sipper. S’mores, oaky tannins, and old ale qualities more than a conventional barleywine. Surprised by how good this was.
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jon for bringing this to a bottle share. Deep amber with a small pale head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, booze. Taste is toffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins, graham cracker, oak. Smooth on the palate, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish with only a hint of booze. Very nice.
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Bottle share. Thx John. Deep amber, with raisin, woody, caramel aroma. Taste is crystal wood and raisin. Brilliant, tingly finish that’s incredibly easy drinkin.